Brisbane based Adrian Pang and Thailand based Kiwi Mark Abelardo have both had match-ups announced for the upcoming ONE Championship card scheduled for Bangkok, Thailand on May 10.
After just recently signing a new contract with ONE Championship, veteran Adrian Pang is set to face Kazuki Tokudome.
Pang ended a four fight losing skid in November when the 18-year veteran of the sport stopped Kota Shimoishi and the Integrated MMA head coach will be looking for his 24th career win when he faces another Japanese fighter in Tokudome.
Tokudome is a former King of Pancrase champion and made four appearances in the UFC, winning his first one before losing three on the trot to get his walking papers. The 32-year-old made his ONE Championship debut last year but has struggled in picking up a win, losing his two fights against Jadamba Naranttungalag and Christian Lee.
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It’s official…. 3 weeks today . May 10, Impact Arena , Bangkok I will be fighting another of Japan’s finest in former UFC fighter & King of Pancrase, Kazuki Tokudome. I will represent my team & countries with Pride, Strength & Courage ???? . . . . . #onechampionship #WarriorsOfLight #bangkok #WeAreOne #MartialArts #integratedmma #asnfuelled #pang #dynasty #fightersfight ????
Having coming through via the ONE Warriors Series, Abelardo made a succesful debut in February where he secured a second-round TKO over Daichi Takenaka. Next up for him will be 50-fight veteran Shoko Sato who makes his debut in the promotion.
The card will be headlined by ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao who comes up againt challenger Hiroaki Suzuki.
- Nong-O Gaiyanghadao (c) vs. Hiroaki Suzuki – Bantamweight Muay Thai Title
- Petchdam Petchyindee Academy vs. Elias Mahmoudi – Flyweight Kickboxing Title
- Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs. Sok Thy – Super Series (Muay Thai)
- Shoko Sato vs. Mark Abelardo – MMA
- Zhang Chenglong vs. Panicos Yusuf – Super Series (Kickboxing)
- Pongsiri Mitsatit vs. Robin Catalan – MMA
- Singtongnoi Por Telakun vs. Savvas Michael – Super Series (Muay Thai)
- Kazuki Tokudome vs. Adrian Pang – MMA
- Kota Shimoishi vs. Pieter Buist – MMA
- Superlek Kiatmoo9 vs. Rui Botelho – Super Series (Muay Thai)
- Hexigetu vs. Ovais Shah – MMA
- Janet Todd vs. Wang Ching Long – Super Series (Kickboxing)