Andrew Leone vs. Shinichi Kojima added to ONE FC: ‘War of Nations’

ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), presented by Tune Talk, has added another three exciting fights to the blockbuster card set to take place on 14 March at the iconic Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Top Flyweight contenders meet when Andrew Leone faces Shinichi Kojima. A pair of exciting bouts has also been added as Lightweights Kotetsu Boku and Arnaud Lepont do battle in a bout expected to result in a knockout, while Harris Sarmiento clashes with Herbert Burns in Featherweight action.

ONE FC: Kojima vs. Leone set for September 13 in Indonesia

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ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC) returns to Indonesia on Friday, 13 September, with a fight card headlined by the highly anticipated bout between Japanese veteran Shinichi Kojima and American wrestler Andrew Leone. Plus, fan favorite Kotetsu “No Face” Boku looks to get back to his winning ways when he takes on aggressive South African striker Vuyisile Colossa.

ONE FC results: Honorio Banario crowned ONE FC featherweight champion

Malaysia: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), Asia’s largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization, wowed the sold-out crowd in attendance at Stadium Putra with ONE FC: Return Of Warriors. A new ONE FC Featherweight Champion was crowned as Honorio Banario defeated Eric Kelly via TKO.

Shinichi Kojima vs. Yuki Shoujou headline Shooto’s Tradition 6 on March 20

With the WEC promotion set to add a flyweight division, many of the sport’s fans and pundits have been heading over to the Sherdog.com rankings to see who is on top of the smallest Zufffa recognized division. When they click on the page, the number one ranked fighter is Shinichi Kojima, who has been nicknamed “BJ” due to his similar ground game to MMA’s foremost Vaseline hater.

To the untrained eye he is another divisional kingpin in the mold of Georges St. Pierre, Anderson Silva, or Rashad Evans, but to a more sighted crowd, the Shooto 123lbs. champion is not someone on that level.

Read moreShinichi Kojima vs. Yuki Shoujou headline Shooto’s Tradition 6 on March 20

Flyweights will finally get respect they deserve

Shinichi Kojima is #1 Flyweight
For years any fighter who was too small for the welterweight division did not have a place in the UFC. Recently, the UFC reinstated the 155 lbs division and now some of the promotion’s biggest stars are lightweights.

Zuffa, as a whole, has not stopped there. With the purchase of the WEC, bantamweights and featherweights now have a flagship North American promotion that allows them to ply their trade. Thanks to the WEC, names like Urijah Faber or Miguel Torres are well known in MMA circles.

MMA Weekly is reporting that in 2009 the WEC is planning to promote a flyweight 125 lbs division. It seems only fair, since contrary to this report that alleges the WEC will “be hard pressed to find adult male humans who weigh 125lbs” and could only find “horse jockeys” that size, there are many talented smaller fighters out there.

Read moreFlyweights will finally get respect they deserve