Friday’s ONE: Pursuit of Greatness Gets Last-Minute Addition

October 22, 2018

A catchweight contest has been added to Friday’s ONE: Pursuit of Greatness card in Yangon. Radeem Rahman will face Mazakazu Imanari in a last-minute addition to the card at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium.

Imanari (36-18-2) is 42 years old, but a reputation as being the foremost leg-lock specialist in Asian MMA precedes him. Rahman (3-1) is 11 years younger and significantly less experienced. His career has been badly disrupted by injury.

Rahman recently returned to the ONE cage after a four-year absence and submitted Tang De Pan. Imanari has appeared twice for the promotion already this year, dropping decisions to Yusuf Saadulaev and Dae Hwan Kim.

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The fight is set for a catchweight of 148 pounds, with both fighters competing at their hydrated weight. The 11-fight card will be headlined by a middleweight title fight between champion Aung La Nsang and challenger Mohammad Karaki.