ONE Championship recently announced the full line up for ONE: "Dynasty of Champions" in Beijing on Sept. 1, 2015. The organization's second event in China this year is set for the Mercedez-Benz Arena and will feature a lightweight bout between Roger Huerta and Koji Ando.
Huerta (22-7-1-1) returns to the ONE cage a year after becoming the first man to ever beat Christian Holley. He has been in the MMA game for more than a decade and has a wealth of experience on his resume, having faced the likes of Eddie Alvarez, Gray Maynard, Kenny Florian, and Clay Guida.
Ando (11-4-2) is fresh off an unsuccessful title challenge against Shinya Aoki. He is a former Legend FC 155-pound champion who holds notable wins over Zorobabel Moreira and Jadamba Narantungalag and in 17 MMA fights, he has never been stopped.
In what looks set to be one of the organization's best cards of the year, ONE also announced that former bantamweight title challengers Koetsu Okazaki (10-4-1) and Dae Hwan Kim (10-1-1) would be going head-to-head while former lightweight champion Kotetsu Boku (22-10-2) faces Major Overall (6-1) in a featherweight contest.
The card also features a four-man flyweight tournament for local fighters. Shanghai will be the third city in mainland China to host a ONE Championship event and CEO Victor Cui stated:
"We are excited to make our mark in Shanghai this September as we bring the best local and international fighters once again to mainland China. This card is headlined by a ONE Middleweight World Championship title bout and it will be very exciting to see our Kazakhstani world champion defend his title. We also have a roster of the best international fighters showcasing their talents in the ONE cage such as Roger Huerta, Dae Hwan Kim, and Kotetsu Boku. Also, our female MMA warriors will show combat sport fans around the world what women can do inside the cage. Local flyweights will also be competing to be the best and the chance to be the winner of our ONE Shanghai Flyweight Tournament."
The previously announced main event of ONE: "Dynasty of Champions" will be a middleweight title match between reigning belt holder Igor Svirid and Russian challenger Vitaly Bigdash, while there is also a female atomweight fight between Angela Lee and Elena Pashnina.
Finalized fight card below:
Middleweight champion Igor Svirid vs. Vitaly Bigdash
Koji Ando vs. Roger Huerta
Dae Hwan Kim vs. Koetsu Okazaki
Kotetsu Boku vs. Major Overall
Angela Lee vs. Elena Pashnina
Jumayi Ayideng vs. LiGe Teng
Shanghai Flyweight Tournament Semifinals:
Rige Hu vs. Xiao Yang Liu
Li Gao Yang vs. Wang Ya Yong
Yang Jian Bing vs. Wan Jian Ping (alternate bout)