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ONE FC: Kojima vs. Leone Set for September 13, Boku vs. Colossa Booked for Co-Main Event

Posted on by JamesGoyder

One FC LogoThree more match-ups for ONE FC: Kojima vs. Leone, including a brand new main event were revealed by the Singapore based promotion on Wednesday. Headlining the Sept. 13 card, which is set for the 15,000-seat Istora Senayan Stadium in Jakarta, is a flyweight fight between Shinichi Kojima and Andrew Leone.

The co-main event pits two hard-hitting lightweights together with former ONE FC lightweight champion Kotetsu Boku (20-8-2) taking on decorated Muay Thai fighter Vuyisile Colossa (5-4). The Japanese fighter is best known for stopping Zorobabel Moreira to win the title, while the South African is a Muay Thai world champion who has been in MMA wars with the likes of Eduard Folayang and Yui Chul Nam.

The third fight to be announced today pits Princeton University graduate and NCAA Division One level wrestler Jake Butler (2-0) against Kyokushin Karate black belt and kickboxing world champion James Kouame (1-1). The American has fought twice for ONE FC this year, stopping both of his opponents by strikes in the opening round, and is tipped to be a contender for the inaugural light heavyweight belt.

Headlining the show will be a flyweight non-title bout pitting Kojima (13-5-5) against Leone (6-2). The former is a seasoned veteran who was once ranked number one in the world at his weight, while the latter is an up-and-coming contender who has been based in Thailand for several years.

Kojima was the Shooto bantamweight champion for four years until a serious knee injury forced him to return the belt, as he was unable to defend it. He is coming off a second-round submission win over URCC champion Rey Docyogen, whom he finished with a guillotine choke at ONE FC: Return of Warriors in February.

Leone was last in action at ONE FC: Rise to Power in May, where he beat Geje Eustaquio by unanimous decision. He is a high school state wrestling champion from New York, who has made a name for himself on the jiu-jitsu and submission grappling scene in Asia.

The only other fight currently confirmed for the card, which will be ONE FC’s second in Jakarta, is a light heavyweight match-up that pits Indonesia’s Vincent Majid (0-0) against Malaysian Eugenio Tan (1-1).

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