ONE Championship officials today announced that Yoshihiro Akiyama (14-6) will return from more than three years away from competition to face Agilan Thani (8-3) in the featured MMA contest at next month’s “ONE Championship 97: Legendary Quest,” which takes place June 15 at Baoshan Arena in Shanghai.
Additional MMA contests announced for the card include middleweights Reinier de Ridder (10-0) vs. Gilberto Galvao (31-6-1), featherweights Koyomi Matsushima (10-3) vs. Won Il Kwon (7-1), middleweights Sherif Mohamed (9-4) vs. Fan Rong (12-2), featherweights Anthony Engelen (8-6) vs. Chen Lei (5-1), featherweights Victorio Senduk (3-2) vs. Phoe Thaw (7-1), Chang Min Yoon (1-1) vs. Trestle Tan (4-8) and Itsuki Hirata (3-0) vs. Angelie Sabanal (1-1).
ONE Championship 97’s MMA bouts include:
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Agilan Thani Reinier de Ridder vs. Gilberto Galvao Koyomi Matsushima vs. Won Il Kwon Sherif Mohamed vs. Fan Rong Anthony Engelen vs. Chen Lei Victorio Senduk vs. Phoe Thaw Chang Min Yoon vs. Trestle Tan Itsuki Hirata vs. Angelie Sabanal