If One FC is to live up to the whole 'Next Pride' moniker, this might be the card to confirm such an honor. A host of regional standouts, along with big names like Manhoef and Kawajiri, and strong up-and-comers like duard Folayang and Ole Laursen all together on the same card, One FC continues to confirm its place as the top MMA brand in Asia.
Additionally, One FC has recruited three DEEP champions for this event. Melvin Manhoef will tap mitts with current DEEP light heavyweight champion Yoshiyuki Nakanishi. Undefeated fighter Kevin Belingon (9-0) will square off against DEEP's bantamweight titleholder Masakazu Imanari. And, DEEP Welterweight king Yuya Shirai will face BJJ specialist Fabricio Monteiro .
One FC - War of the Lions also marks the first One FC event under the One FC-ESPN Star Sports partnership (broadcast details of the event forthcoming).
Here's the t.v. spot for ONE FC - War of the Lions: