Former One Championship lightweight title holder Shinya Aoki will return to action to face James Nakashima in the co-main event of One “Unbreakable” on Jan. 22.
The Singapore-based promotion announced the booking on Tuesday. One “Unbreakable” takes place at Singapore Indoor Stadium and is topped by a showdown for the organization’s bantamweight kickboxing crown between Alaverdi Ramazanov and Capitan Petchyindee Academy. Three other MMA bouts were announced for the event: Zebaztian Kadestam vs. Gadzhimurad Abdulaev at welterweight; Meng Bo vs. Samara Santos Cunha at atomweight and Getu Hexi vs. Lito Adiwang at strawweight.
Aoki, 37, has won six of seven bouts since 2018 and is coming off a decision win against Kimihiro Eto under the Shooto banner in September.
A former Legacy Fighting Alliance champion, Nakashima is unbeeaten in 12 professional appearances — including a three-round verdict over Yushin Okami at One “Dawn of Heroes” in his most recent outing in August 2019.
Additionally, One announced two more events that will be shown via tape delay in the coming weeks. One “Unbreakable 2” will air on Jan. 29 and is headlined by a heavyweight showdown between Mauro Cerilli and Abdulbasir Vagabov. The event will also include the promotional debut of Oumar Kane, who takes on Alain Ngalani. Kane had been previously linked to a bout against jiu-jitsu superstar Marcus Almeida on Feb. 24, but apparently that fight did not come to fruition.
Finally, One “Unbreakable 3” will air on Feb. 5 and features the MMA return of Stamp Fairtex, who has held the promotion’s muay Thai and kickboxing titles. Fairtex will lock horns with Alyona Rassohyna in an atomweight clash. In the co-main eventm Shoko Sato squares off against Fabricio Andrade at bantamweight.