Adrian Pang to face Amir Khan at One Championship: Immortal Pursuit

Australian-Papua New Guinean fighter Adrian Pang will return to the One Championship cage next month when he clashes with local favourite Amir Khan.

The event, One Championship: Immortal Pursuit will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on November 24.

Training out of Integrated MMA, Pang (22-10, 2 draws) comes into the contest losing back-to-back fights for only the third time in his 15-year professional career. The 40-year-old lost a unanimous decision to current One lightweight champion Eduard Folayang back in August last year and was edged via split-points to Roger Huerta in his last outing. A lack of quality match-ups and rescheduled fights have kept Pang out of the cage for the majority of 2017.

Stepping into the cage to challenge Pang will be Evolve MMA trained Amir Khan (8-2). The 22-year-old has won his last five bouts all by stoppage and is a regular on One Championship events, having fought for the promotion a total of nine times. Considered one of the biggest prospects out of Singapore, Khan will have the home town support on his side as he looks to become the first person to finish Pang in over a decade.

Headlining the card will be Ben Askren (17-0, 1 NC) in his retirement fight when he puts his One welterweight title on the line against Japanese fighter Shinya Aoki (39-7), while in a hotly anticipated rematch Angela Lee and Mei Yamaguchi are set to do it again. Their 2016 battle was regarded as one of the fights of the year, with Lee taking home the title with a unanimous decision. The 21-year-old has gone on to defend the title on two occasions.

Fight Card:

  • Ben Askren (c) vs. Shinya Aoki – One Championship welterweight title
  • Angela Lee (c) vs. Mei Yamaguchi – One Championship women’s atomweight title
  • Leandro Issa vs. Andrew Leone
  • Amir Khan vs. Adrian Pang
  • Li Kai Wen vs. Ahmed Mujtaba
  • May Ooi vs. Vy Srey Khouch
  • Arnaud LePont vs. Richard Corminal
  • Yang Fei vs. Waqar Umar
  • Tiffany Teo vs. Pooja Tomor
  • Miao Li Tao vs. Sim Bunsrun

Adrian Pang loses split-points decision to Roger Huerta; Folayang upsets Shinya Aoki