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HitOrGetHit 07-18-2013 11:09 AM

Andrew Leone replaces Urushitani, meets Shinichi Kojima in ONE FC 10 title fight
 
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Yasuhiro Urushitani (20-6-6) has been forced off September's ONE FC 10 card, and Andrew Leone (6-2) has stepped in as a replacement and now will fight Shinichi Kojima (13-5-5) for the organization's inaugural flyweight title, officials recently announced.

ONE FC 10 takes place Sept. 13 in Jakarta, Indonesia, at the 15,000-seat Istora Senayan Stadium. As with past ONE FC events, the main card will be available via online pay-per-view ($9.99) following free prelims.

An exact reason wasn't given for Urushitani's withdrawal.

Kojima, a former Shooto champion, debuted with ONE FC in February and submitted Rey Docyogen for his third win in four fights. Kojima, who twice fought Urushitani to a draw, is a former longtime Shooto champion who notched three title defenses over a three-year span.

He meets Leone, an American wrestler/grappler who's a veteran of the Asian fight circuit. He made his ONE FC debut in May and earned a decision victory over Geje Eustaquio. The Road FC vet has now six of his past seven fights.

In addition to the new title fight, officials announced a bout between former ONE FC lightweight champion Kotetsu Boku (20-8-2), who recently lost his belt to Shinya Aoki after a 6-1 run, and South African striker Vuyisile Colossa (5-4), a longtime muay Thai fighter who's won just one of his past four ONE FC bouts.

Additionally, Jake Butler (2-0), Princeton University's former wrestling team captain, looks for his third straight ONE FC win when he meets fellow light heavyweight James Kouame (1-1), a Canadian karate specialist who makes his promotional debut.

The latest ONE FC 10 card now includes:

Shinichi Kojima vs. Andrew Leone - for inaugural flyweight title
Kotetsu Boku vs. Vuyisile Colossa
Jake Butler vs. James Kouame
Vincent Majid vs. Eugenio Tan
Max Metino vs. Long Sophy
Stefer Rahardian vs. Raymond Tan
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El Bresko 07-18-2013 06:06 PM

My main man Andrew getting fast tracked to the top..



Anthony is fighting really soon aswell in the Bellator BW tourney.

Stun Gun 07-18-2013 06:12 PM

Lets go Kojima

El Bresko 07-18-2013 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Stun Gun (Post 2173065)
Lets go Kojima


OU 07-19-2013 02:15 PM

This is the same guy you sent me those videos on right? Dude's got game. Hope your boy does well.

El Bresko 07-19-2013 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by OU (Post 2174529)
This is the same guy you sent me those videos on right? Dude's got game. Hope your boy does well.

Yeah this is the same guy, man.

I'm confident he'll take the strap.. His grappling is superb. Also I want to see him go to the UFC instead of Bellator so this fight is an awesome opportunity to gain a lot more exposure.

Stun Gun 07-19-2013 11:12 PM

I'm thinking hes gonna lose, sorry Bresk

Cookie Monster 07-19-2013 11:15 PM

I'm pulling for Leone in this, hope he pulls it off and I won't be surprised when he does.

El Bresko 07-20-2013 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Stun Gun (Post 2175041)
I'm thinking hes gonna lose, sorry Bresk

My friend, I am hoping that Andrew is so impressive that even you will have no choice but to root for him in his first title defense, whether his opponent is Asian or not! :)

On a side note, you should check out Tommy Yang (Seung Ho Yang)
He's a PTT fighter and hails from Korea, really impressive grappling and his boxing is improving at a rapid rate.



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Originally Posted by Cowgirl (Post 2175057)
I'm pulling for Leone in this, hope he pulls it off and I won't be surprised when he does.

That's the spirit! :hug: I'll rep when I can, have to spread first.

Andrew's older brother, Anthony (AKA the only man to ever take Renan Barao down in his WEC/UFC career) is fighting in 10 days in the Bellator BW tourney! :praise01:


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