Masakazu Imanari Added to Friday’s One Championship ‘Pursuit of Greatness’ Card
By: Tristen Critchfield Oct 22, 2018
Veteran submission specialist Masakazu
Imanari is a late addition to Friday’s One Championship
“Pursuit of Greatness” card.
The Singapore-based promotion recently announced Imanari will
square off against Radeem
Rahman in a 148-pound catchweight contest at Thuwunna Indoor
Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. The even is headlined by a middleweight
title tilt between Aung La N
Sang and Mohammed Karaki.
Imanari, 42, owns a 36-18-2 career mark that includes 25 victories
by way of submission. The Tokyo native is most known for his
leglocks but also is credited with techniques such as the Imanari
roll and the Imanari choke. “Ashikan Judan” is coming off
back-to-back losses against Dae Hwan
Kim and Yusup
Saadulaev under the One Championship banner.
With a 3-1 career mark, Singapore’s Rahman brings far less
experience to the matchup. The Evolve MMA representative has made
all four of his pro appearances under the One banner, including a
first-round tapout of Tang De Pan
in his most recent outing on May 12.