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Andrew Leone challenges Bibiano Fernandes at ONE: ‘Kings & Conquerors’ in Macau

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Andrew Leone challenges Bibiano Fernandes at ONE: Kings & Conquerors in Macau

ONE Championship will be returning to the Cotai Arena in Macau for the second year in a row with a card on August 5th that will be headlined by a bantamweight title match between champion Bibiano Fernandes and challenger Andrew Leone.

ONE: “Kings & Conquerors” will take place at the 15,000 capacity arena in the Venetian Resort & Casino. The full card was released last week and it features numerous fighters who have either challenged for or held titles with Asia’s biggest MMA promotion.

Fernandes (20-3) has won 12 fights in a row including nine victories for ONE Championship. Leone (8-2) is also undefeated under the organization’s banner and was originally set to challenge for the flyweight title before deciding to try his luck with the bantamweight champion.

In the co-main event, former lightweight title challenger Koji Ando (12-5-2) takes on Russian striking specialist Timofey Nastyukhin (10-3-0. The event also sees the promotional debut of undefeated Japanese star Hayato Suzuki (16-0-2) who faces former strawweight title challenger Joshua Pacio (9-1).

Meanwhile former lightweight champion Kotetsu Boku (25-11-2) takes on former featherweight challenger Eric Kelly (12-3) in a featherweight fight.

ONE: “Kings & Conquerors” Fight Card (as always with ONE weights are normal walking weight)

145 lbs.: Bibiano Fernandes Vs. Andrew Leone (for Fernandes’ bantamweight title)

155 lbs.: Timofey Nastyukhin vs. Koji Ando

170 lbs.: Rob Lisita vs. Shannon Wiratchai

155 lbs.: Timofey Nastyukhin vs. Koji Ando

125 lbs.: Joshua Pacio vs. Hayato Suzuki

155 lbs.: Eric Kelly vs. Kotetsu Boku

135 lbs.: Chen Lei vs. Saiful Merican

155 lbs.: Herbert Burns vs. Magomed Idrisov

115 lbs.: Rika Ishige vs. Jomary Torres

205 lbs.: Leandro Ataides vs. Michal Pasternak

155 lbs.: Marc Marcellinus vs. Tran Quang Loc

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Source:: mma mania