The fight between the DREAM lightweight champion and Lepont will be the main event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium and Lepont stepped onto the stage holding book entitled 'Beating Aoki for Dummies'. He then proceeded to graffiti the photo of the Japanese fighter in the souvenir programs he was given to sign (see below).
Lepont will be an underdog but he seems determined to make the most of his moment in the spotlight as he was smiling and laughing and challenging his Japanese opponent to stand and trade with him instead of shooting for an immediate takedown. For his part Aoki looked determined and focussed and distinctly unimpressed with his opponents antics.
All the fighters made weight at the first attempt:
ONE FC: RISE OF KINGS OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS
Arnaud Lepont ( 70.2 kg, 154.8 lbs.) VS Shinya Aoki (69.9 kg, 154.1 lbs.)
LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE FIGHT
BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE FIGHT
BANTAMWEIGHT GRAND PRIX
Min Jung Song (61.2 kg, 135 lbs.) VS Masakatsu Ueda (61.2 kg, 135 lbs.)
Gianni Subba (56.7 kg, 125 lbs.) VS Bruce Loh (56.7 kg, 125 lbs.)
Ngabdi Mulyadi (65.7 kg, 145 lbs.) VS Mitch Chilson (65.6 kg, 145 lbs.)
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