ONE Championship 28 will take place on June 20, 2015 in Guangzhou, China and features a featherweight contenders main event, Timofey Nastyukhin versus Yusuke Kawanago.
Both highly touted prospects are coming off two very different outcomes in their most recent fights. Nastyukhin delivered a highlight reel-worthy face plant KO to Eduard Folayang while Kawanago was on the receiving end of one by Robert Lisita, the last opponent he beat in his defense of the Legend FC title.
This could play out to be a rising star against a falling one if Nastyukhin comes out of the gate ready for blood. Kawanago wasn’t in his true from against Lisita in their most recent meeting, and prior to that, his draw against hot prospect “Hulk” Oshiro didn’t do him any favors. However it is destined to be a bloody battle between two excellent strikers that should make any crowd happy.
Also announced for the card will be a style-vs-style flyweight affair as Evolve BJJ black belt Marcos Santana makes his MMA debut against striker Ruel Catalan, who was last submitted by a much less experienced grappler Gianni Subba exactly a year ago.
Evolve’s Zorobabel Moreira will look to bounce back from two back-to-back KOs at the hands of the division’s top strikers. He will face Christian Holley who was an undefeated well-rounded finisher before his ONE debut last August against the returning Roger Huerta, a fight that saw Holley get finished for the first time in his career.
ONE Championship has set up two Chinese Tournaments for the event, one at flyweight and the other at feather. Most of the entrants will be charting new territory in the cage, and hopefully some exciting prospects will appear out of the bunch.
Announcements on live streaming have not been released.
ONE Championship 28
June 20, 2015
Timofey Nastyukhin vs Yusuke Kawanago
Marcos Santana vs Ruel Catalan
Zorobabel Moreira vs Christian Holley
Chinese Flyweight Tournament
Wang Shuo vs Ba Ya La Ga
Wu Ze vs Wu Hui Qiang
Alternate Bout: Hu Ri Ge vs Zhao Xiao Tong
Chinese Featherweight Tournament
Ma Jia Wen vs Biekemulati Nulijiao
Huang Di Yuan vs Tian Jian She
Alternate Bout: Wang Ya Yong vs Li Yun Long