One Championship Announces First Undercard Bouts for ‘Pride of Lions’ on Nov. 13

By Staff Oct 12, 2015
Kotetsu Boku will have the experience advantage in his next fight. | Photo: Dave Mandel/

Three new bouts have been added to the undercard for One Championship “Pride of Lions,” the Singapore-based promotion announced Monday.

The event, which takes place Nov. 13 at Singapore Indoor Stadium, now includes a featherweight fight between Japan’s Kotetsu Boku and American Major Overall, a women’s strawweight scrap pitting Hawaii’s Angela Lee against Australia’s Natalie Gonzales Hills, and a lightweight duel featuring the Philippines’ Jimmy Yabo and Singapore local Amir Khan.

Previously announced was the show’s headliner, a welterweight title rematch between champion Ben Askren and challenger Luis Santos.

Former lightweight titlist Boku, 38, dropped a decision to Eduard Folayang during his last visit to the One cage in May 2014; however, in May of this year, “No Face” picked up a knockout win over Juntaro Ushiku under the Pancrase banner. Boku holds nearly five times the pro experience of his opponent, 33-year-old Overall, who will enter the bout on a four-fight winning streak following a one-year layoff.

Following a perfect amateur career, Lee turned pro in May and has since submitted two opponents inside the opening round. Gonzales Hills also captured both of her pro wins by way of submission, though she has suffered third-round knockouts in her last two bouts.

Yabo returned from a two-year absence in April and was submitted by Filipino countryman Edward Kelly in his One debut. His opponent, highly touted 20-year-old Khan, holds a 3-1 record in the One cage with three knockouts. Khan was last seen in May dropping a split verdict to Shannon Wiratchai.


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