Undefeated Gafurov, DREAM Vet Gill And Shooto’s Watanabe Among Latest ONE FC Additions
By FCF Staff
ONE FC has announced the signing of several new fighters, including undefeated featherweight Marat Gafurov, Dream vet Kultar Gill and Shooto flyweight Kentaro Watanabe.
Gafurov has gone 8-0 since turning pro in 2010 and the Russian fighter was M-1 Global’s featherweight champ.
Gill (12-8) is coming off consecutive wins while competing for Super Fight League, after being defeated by Tatsuya Kawajiri and Joachim Hansen under the DREAM banner. The noted striker and Canadian welterweight is 3-2 in his last five fights, and has a stoppage win over Hideo Tokoro during that stretch.
Watanabe (10-4) hasn’t fought since July, when he earned a split decision win over Kiyotaka Shimizu, while competing for Shooto. The Japanese vet is 4-1 in his last 5 contests.
ONE FC has also announced that is has signed American heavyweight Kelvin Fitial (12-7-2), and Australian featherweights Rob Lisita (13-5) and Martin Nguyen (3-0).
The promotion’s next event will take place March 14th at the Stadium Negara in Malaysia. The card will feature Brock Larson taking on Nobutatsu Suzuki for the vacant ONE FC welterweight title.