Today ONE FC announced that on August 29, 2014, the promotion will hold its first event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The promotion also stated that four title fights would be on the event.
The first of those already in discussion is Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki’s title defense. While it has not been announced by the promotion, sources have confirmed to MMA-in-ASIA that Kamal Shalorus has been selected as the challenger. Shalorus is 2-0 in ONE FC, following his release from UFC when he lost to Aoki’s Evolve MMA teammate Rafael dos Anjos.
Other titles currently held are the Welterweight by Nobutatsu Suzuki, the Featherweight by Koji Oishi, and the Bantamweight by Bibiano Fernandes. One national title is held, Malaysian Featherweight Champion is A.J. Lias Mansor.
Additionally, the Flyweight will be up for grabs as of the last ONE FC title eliminator bouts, which put Adriano Moraes against Geje Eustaquio.