On Friday, Nov. 11, ONE Championship returned to the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore for ONE Championship: Defending Honor.
In the evening’s main event, ONE lightweight champion Shinya Aoki returned to the promotion for the first time in 18 months. The two-time defending champion put his title on the line against popular Filipino striker Eduard Folayang. The Team Lakay representative earned his shot at the title with back-to-back victories over Tetsuya Yamada and Adrian Pang. Aoki had yet to lose in his five fights since joining ONE Championship in 2012.
In the night’s co-headliner, ONE featherweight champ Marat Gafurov faced Narantungalag Jadambaa for the second time in less than a year. In the first meeting, the interim champion Gafurov stole the title from the champion after one of the best back-and-forth fights of 2015. Gafurov sunk in a fight-ending rear-naked choke in the fourth round to unify the featherweight titles and remain unbeaten in his MMA career.
The event aired live at 6:30 a.m. ET on ONEFC.com.