ONE FC 19 weigh-in: Three title fights, including Suzuki-Askren, official in Dubai
ONE FC 19 weigh-in results: Three title fights, including Suzuki-Askren, official in Dubai (link)
By: MMAjunkie Staff August 28, 2014 9:30 am
The weigh-ins for Friday’s ONE FC 19 are in the books, and the nine-fight card is official in Dubai, including the three title fights at the top of the bill.
In the main event, the lightweight title is on the line as Shinya Aoki (35-6) takes on Kamal Shalorus (9-3-2). Both fighters were on the mark, with champion Aoki coming in at 155 pounds and WEC and UFC veteran Shalorus two pounds under at 153.
The co-feature sees former Bellator MMA champion Ben Askren (13-0), one of the world’s top welterweights, get his first shot at a ONE FC title as he takes on champ Nobutatsu Suzuki (11-1-2) for the belt. Both fighters were 170 pounds on the nose, with Askren needing the towel to hit the weight.
And in the third title fight, featherweight champ Koji Oishi (25-9-10) meets Jadamba Narantungalag (9-3). Both came in at 145 pounds.
Just one fighter missed weight. Mohamad Walid was off the mark for his fight against Vaughn Donayre, and that bout was changed to a 168-pound catchweight contest on the preliminary card.
“ONE FC 19: Reign of Champions” takes place Friday at Dubai World Trade Centre in the United Arab Emirates. The card streams in North America as an online pay-per-view
Complete ONE FC 19 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (Online pay-per-view)
Shinya Aoki (155) vs. Kamal Shalorus (153) – for lightweight title
Nobutatsu Suzuki (170) vs. Ben Askren (170) – for welterweight title
Koji Oishi (145) vs. Narantungalag Jadambaa (145) – for featherweight title
Christian Holley (154) vs. Roger Huerta (155)
Cristiano Kaminishi (205) vs. James McSweeney (205)
Herbert Burns (145) vs. Hiroshige Tanaka (145)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Online pay-per-view)
Vaughn Donayre (166) vs. Mohamad Walid (168) – 168-pound catchweight
Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (125) vs. Ali Yaakub (124)
Ana Julaton (125) vs. Ann Osman (124)
Looking forward to a few of these fights.
I'll be happy to see Aoki challenged, I like his fights when they are tough but he usually mops dudes up with his grappling. Hopefully Kamal can land a shot and make this a compelling contest. Also looking forward to seeing how easy things are for Ben, if he has any additional improvement to show.
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