Shinya Aoki-Koji Ando Lightweight Title Fight Official for One Championship 28

By Mike Fridley Mar 26, 2015
One Championship lightweight ace Shinya Aoki will attempt to defend his title against Koji Ando in Singapore on May 22.

Promotion officials made the pairing public Thursday morning on its verified Facebook page.

BREAKING NEWS: ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki (37-6) will defend his world championship title against #1 ranked contender Koji Ando (11-3) on May 22 in Singapore.

Posted by ONE Championship on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Aoki (37-6, 25 subs), a brutal submission artist and finisher, is undefeated in the One Championship cage and has won his last seven bouts since being stopped by Eddie Alvarez in Cleveland at Bellator 66. Only Cody Stevens made it to the final bell against the “Tobikan Judan” during the streak.

Ando (11-3), a veteran of Sengoku, has had similar recent success, reeling off five consecutive victories. The Wajutsu Keishukai Tokyo product is 2-0 in One Championship competition.


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