James McSweeney will make his One FC debut on May 2. | Keith Mills/Sherdog.com
Three new contests have been added to the developing One FC 15 bill, including a heavyweight showdown pitting UFC veteran James McSweeney against Chris Lokteff.
The May 2 event will also feature One Fighting Championship’s first talent to come from Myanmar, as Aung La N Sang takes on Egypt’s Mahmoud Salama. Subtitled “Rise of Heroes,” One FC 15 will additionally showcase Jujeath Nagaowa, as the Filipino boxing standout makes her MMA debut against Indian talent Jeet Toshi.
One FC 15 streams live on onefc.livesport.tv and takes place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philipines, headlined by a bantamweight title clash pitting reigning champion Bibiano Fernandes against former Shooto kingpin Masakatsu Ueda.
McSweeney, 33, made his name as a cast member on “The Ultimate Fighter 10” but posted just a 1-2 Octagon record before receiving his UFC release. Since that time, the Englishman has gone 8-5 in smaller promotions, most recently scoring a 35-second submission win this past November under Europe’s Final Fight Championship banner.
A 13-fight pro, Lokteff has been bested just once in roughly three years of pro competition and rides a four-fight winning streak into his sophomore One FC appearance. The 27-year-old Australian last competed on Nov. 15, taking a split decision from former King of the Cage champion Tony Johnson at One FC 12.