Shinya Aoki Defends Title At ONE: Enter The Dragon Vs. Christian Lee
The May card from SIngapore will also feature the promotional debut of former UFC fighter Sage Northcutt vs. Cosmo Alexandre.
Shinya Aoki will make a quick turnaround after winning back the ONE lightweight title this past weekend, defending the belt vs. Christian Lee at ONE: Enter the Dragon.
The card takes place May 17 from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
Sage Northcutt, a former UFC fighter, will make his promotional debut vs. Cosmo Alexandre at the event.
Aoki reclaimed the belt in Tokyo with a victory over Eduard Folayang to become a two-time ONE lightweight titleholder. Aoki is for many the face of Asia in the cage, holding an incredible slew of submission wins and almost 75 percent of his overall victories coming inside the distance.
Throughout his fabled career, the Japanese lightweight legend has beaten some of the biggest names in the world, including Tatsuya Kawajiri, Caol Uno, and Eddie Alvarez.
A highly-decorated martial artist, Lee is a member of the famed Evolve Fight Team in Singapore, who trains amongst his accomplished elite peers. Lee holds black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Total Defense System, and is an astonishingly early achiever.
In fact, he was voted Most Outstanding Athlete at the 2013 FILA World Championship after winning five world titles across the disciplines of BJJ, pankration, mixed martial arts, and submission grappling.
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Lee is coming off a victory over Edward Kelly via first round TKO.
Northcutt stands tall among the brightest young mixed martial arts stars of today. A lifelong martial artist, Northcutt has been training under the instruction of his father ever since he was four years old, and he was an incredibly accomplished athlete in the discipline of karate. He won an astounding 77 World Titles as a youth, and was even inducted into the Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame in 2012.
Alexandre is an accomplished kickboxer and is a Lion Fight Super Middleweight World Champion and it’s Showtime 77MAX World Champion. Like many Brazilians, Alexandre played football in the streets from a very young age. He even had a blossoming career as a professional footballer, but he gave it all up at the age of 19 to pursue Muay Thai instead. It turned out to be one of the best decisions he ever made.