Shinya Aoki Makes Featherweight Debut at One FC 11; Prelims Stream Live on Sherdog.com

By: Mike Whitman
Sep 27, 2013
Shinya Aoki will make his featherweight debut on Oct. 18. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



One Fighting Championship lightweight titlist Shinya Aoki will drop to 145 pounds for his next in-cage appearance, when “Tobikan Judan” locks horns with Cody Stevens in the co-main event of One FC 11.

Subtitled “Total Domination,” the Oct. 18 event takes place at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore, and is headlined by a bantamweight title unification bout pitting Bibiano Fernandes against Soo Chul Kim. The show will also feature a rematch between featherweights Mitch Chilson and Shannon Wiratchai, as well as a flyweight contest pitting Rene Catalan against Khim Dima.

The evening’s main draw airs via online pay-per-view at onefc.livesport.tv, while the preliminary draw streams live and free on Sherdog.com.

Aoki, 30, has won three straight fights heading into his featherweight debut. The 40-fight pro has gone 2-0 in One FC competition and last competed on April 5, when he scored a second-round submission win over Kotetsu Boku to capture the lightweight crown at One FC 8.

Stevens, meanwhile, has won back-to-back fights after going 1-4-1 in his previous six outings. “The Machine” most recently saw action one month ago, when he outpointed “Ultimate Fighter 14” alum Dustin Neace in a unanimous verdict within the Ohio-based Revelation Fight Organization.

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