Shinya Aoki will get back in the One Championship saddle for the first time in more than a year when he faces the unbeaten James Nakashima in the “Unbreakable” co-main event on Thursday at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
Aoki, 37, the former One Championship lightweight titleholder, last competed under the Shooto banner in September, when he took a three-round unanimous decision from Kimihiro Eto and recorded his sixth win in seven appearances. He has not fought in One Championship since Oct. 13, 2019. Nakashima, meanwhile, enters the match with a perfect 12-0 record. He last appeared at One Championship “Dawn of Heroes,” where he laid claim to a unanimous decision over Yushin Okami some 17 months ago.
One Championship “Unbreakable” features three other MMA bouts: Zebaztian Kadestam vs. Gadzhimurad Abdullaev, Meng Bo vs. Samara Santos Cunha and Namiki Kawahara vs. Lito Adiwang. Two kickboxing matches are also on the docket, as Alaverdi Ramazanov meets Capitan Petchyindee Academy for the One Championship bantamweight title and Rade Opacic confronts Bruno Susano in a heavyweight showcase. One Championship “Unbreakable” streams to Bleacher Report Live at 7:30 a.m. ET/4:30 a.m. PT and will also be made available on the promotion’s YouTube channel and the One Super App.
THE LINEUP170: Shinya Aoki vs. James Nakashima
185: Zebaztian Kadestam vs. Gadzhimurad Abdullaev
115: Meng Bo vs. Samara Santos Cunha
125: Namiki Kawahara vs. Lito Adiwang
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