Roger Huerta is returning to the cage. | Photo: One Championship
Onetime UFC star Roger Huerta will look to start his first winning streak since 2007 when he takes on Japanese import Koji Ando at One Championship “Dynasty of Champions.”
One Championship announced the lightweight matchup on Monday, along with a featherweight tilt pitting Kotetsu Boku against Major Overall and a bantamweight affair between Koetsu Okazaki and Dae Hwan Kim. “Dynasty of Champions” takes place Sept. 1 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China.
Huerta suffered four straight defeats between 2010 and 2012 before taking a two-year hiatus from competition. The Tiger Muay Thai coach returned to the cage in August 2014 to score a first-round stoppage of Christian Holley at One FC 19 in Dubai. In Ando, he faces a former Legend FC champion who ran off five wins in a row before dropping a five-round unanimous decision to Shinya Aoki in May.
Boku returns to One after a 15-month absence, during which he picked up a knockout win over Juntaro Ushiku in Japan’s Pancrase organization. Singapore-based American Overall comes into the bout on a four-fight winning streak, all by way of first-round finish.
Former Shooto titleholder Okazaki has gone 2-2 since transferring to the One Championship cage, most recently falling via decision to Kevin Belingon in December. He will have his hands full with Kim, a Korean striker who was undefeated until December, when he failed to wrest the One bantamweight crown from Bibiano Fernandes.