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ONE FC 10: Last-minute injury forces Andrew Leone out of Flyweight main event

The injury bug bit ONE FC again, this time with less than 24 hours until showtime, with Andrew Leone -- who was to be featured in the Flyweight main event of the evening -- being forced out of his fight because of a knee injury.


With less than 24 hours before a shot at winning ONE FC's inaugural Flyweight title, Andrew Leone will have to wait.

Leone (6-2) was ready to square off against Shinichi Kojima (13-5-5) at ONE FC 10 for the promotion's 125-pound title on Friday morning (Sept. 13, 2013); however, a last-minute knee injury has forced him from the card.

James Goyder breaks the bad news:

Goyder went on to explain that Leone is already on a plane headed back to the United States to determine the extent of the knee injury, which appears to be a torn ACL.

No replacement for the main event will be sought, with the Lightweight bout between Kotetsu Boku vs. Vuyisile Colossa now serving as the main event of the evening from Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia.

It's just the latest setback for the promotion's 125-pound title. Leone had taken the place of former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight Yasuhiro Urushitani (20-6-6) in the main event. And now the American is out, too.

One FC 10: "Champions & Warriors" will air live online via pay-per-view (PPV) at, beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET with the "Prelims" under card. Don't feel like waking up that early? Have too many mixed martial arts (MMA) events -- and big boxing matches -- to watch this weekend?

No worries, has you covered, delivering all the live results and coverage of ONE FC 10 early tomorrow morning. In the meantime check out our comprehensive ONE FC 10 archive right here.

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