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ONE: ‘Ascent to Power’ preview (Pt. 2)

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ONE: “Ascent to Power” is set for the Singapore Indoor Stadium this Friday night (May 6, 2016) and it looks likely to be one of the promotion’s biggest and best attended fight cards of the year with local favorite Angela Lee set to challenge for the inaugural women’s atomweight title in the main event.

There is also the intrigue of seeing a Gracie challenge for a major mixed martial arts (MMA) title for the first time in decades as Roger takes on undefeated Polish fighter Michael Pasternak for the organization’s inaugural light heavyweight belt. Meanwhile, former champions Kotetsu Boku and Narantungalag Jadambaa will be going head-to-head in arguably the fight of the night.

As always with ONE Championship, weights listed are the fighter’s walking weights. Here’s my preview of the last four fights on the card (for part one click here).

205 lbs.: Tatsuya Mizuno vs Mohamed Ali

ONE Championship’s middleweight division is starting to gain some depth and these two fighters will both be looking to bounce back from losses. Tatsuya Mizuno (14-11-0-1) has been in with some of the biggest names in the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions and is a Judo expert and a crafty southpaw.

Mohamed Ali (10-) is basically a brawler but if he gets too aggressive her Mizuno is more than capable of dropping him with a left hand. I would be very surprised if the Japanese fighter didn’t win this one and I expect him to finish it in the first round.

155 lbs.: Narantungalag Jadambaa vs Kotetsu Boku

There’s a school of thought that says this is the best matchup on the card. It pits the inaugural ONE lightweight champion against the organization’s former featherweight champion and has “Fight of the Night” written all over it because both have a track record of getting involved in ….View full article

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