Fights to look out for at ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES
Angela Lee will defend her title against the currently unbeaten Istela Nunes of Brazil.
March 22, 2017
By James Chen
ONE Championship, the winner at the 2016 Asian Television Awards in the “Best Live Sports Coverage” category, has in place two exciting match ups for ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES which takes place 26 May at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
In the headline fight, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, fresh off a successful first title defense in her last bout, will put her title on the line once again when she returns to Singapore to take on Istela Nunes of Parana, Brazil.
The currently unbeaten Istela Nunes of Brazil is a two-time Muay Thai world champion with an unblemished 5-0 professional mixed martial arts record. Her exciting style and knack for delivering powerful strikes makes for exciting fights and is one of the biggest components of her game. In her last bout, Nunes took on top-rated female atomweight Mei Yamaguchi, winning a closely-contested split decision.
The other night of the night is a blockbuster Grappling Super-Match between former ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki and IBJJF World and Pan American Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion Garry Tonon.
Lightweight veteran Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki of Shizuoka, Japan, is one of the world’s most decorated mixed martial artists. He is the former ONE Lightweight World Champion. The 33-year-old Aoki is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Yuki Nakai and has won multiple grappling tournaments across the globe. He also holds a black belt in judo.
Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon of the United States is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Tom deBlass and Ricardo Almeida. He is a No Gi specialist who has clinched multiple world titles at the IBJJF World and Pan American Championships.