Fights Announced For One FC 8 Including Bantamweight Semifinals
MMA Junkie reports that One FC has announced four fights for “ONE FC 8: Kings and Champions”, including their bantwamweight semifinals. The fights include Jens Pulver (27-17-1) vs. Masakatsu Ueda (16-2-2) and Kevin Belingon (10-2) vs. Thanh Vu (3-1).
The event takes place on April 5 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. The event will be broadcast through Star Sports in Asia and elsewhere on online PPV for $9.99. A date for the grand prix final has not been announced, but the winner will compete for Soo Chul Kim’s bantamweight belt.
Pulver announced his retirement in 2010 after a 1-5 stint in WEC. He recently returned and is 5-3 in his past eight fights. His most recent fight was a decision win over Zhao Ya Fei in the opening round of the grand prix. Ueda, meanwhile, is a former Shooto featherweight champion who is 6-1 in his past seven fights. He beat Min Jung Song by decision in the opening round.
On the other half of the brackets, Belington (the current URCC flyweight champion) ended a two-fight losing streak with a TKO win over Yusup Saadulaev. He meets Vu, who stopped Mohd Fouzein with knees and punches to advance.
Here’s the latest card:
Kotetsu Boku vs. Shinya Aoki – for lightweight title
Arnaud Lepont vs. Eddie Ng
Jens Pulver vs. Masakatsu Ueda – bantamweight tournament semifinal
Kevin Belingon vs. Thanh Vu – bantamweight tournament semifinal