ONE FC 19: Shinya Aoki to Face Kamal Shalorus, Roger Huerta Returning to Action
By FCF Staff
ONE FC has announced several more bouts for it’s August 29th event in Dubai, and a scrap between lightweight champ Shinya Aoki and UFC vet Kamal Shalorus is one of them.
Aoki (35-6) will be fighting for the first time since New Year’s Eve, when he choked out Toshikatsu Harada at Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013. The feared submission artist has won five straight fights.
Shalorus (9-3-2) is coming off consecutive wins over Eduard Folayang and Ariel Sexton, since joining ONE FC last year. The decorated wrestler is 2-3 in his last 5 fights.
ONE FC 19 will also feature the return of Roger Huerta (21-7-1), who will take on undefeated lightweight Christian Holley (10-0).
Huerta hasn’t fought since June, 2012, when he was KO’d by Zorobabel Moreira at ONE FC 4.
The Asian based promotion has also announced that former boxing champ Ana Julaton will will take on accomplished kickboxer Irina Mazepa, and that BJJ black belt Herbert Burns will battle Hiroshige Tanaka.
ONE FC 19 will be hosted by the Dubai World Trade Centre, and will be available for viewing in North America via online PPV.
The card will also feature former Bellator champ Ben Askren challenging welterweight champ Nobutatsu Suzuki.