MMA: Shinya Aoki eager to fight Eduard Folayang again, win rematch

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Posted at Dec 27 2018 06:49 PM

MMA: Shinya Aoki eager to fight Eduard Folayang again, win rematch 1
Eduard Folayang while fighting Amir Khan. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Japanese grappler Shinya Aoki is eager to get into the cage with reigning ONE lightweight king Eduard Folayang for their much-anticipated rematch.

The bout will take place at ONE: A New Era in Tokyo on March 31.

Folayang shocked the world when he became the first man in ONE Championship to defeat Aoki two years ago. But Aoki strung together three first-round stoppage wins and earned himself another shot at the title.

“I am happy that I may get the chance to fight in my home country for ONE Championship,” he said in the promotion’s official website. “It will be a great event, and I plan to put on a good show for the fans.”

“I don’t know what will happen in the rematch. All I know is that it will be a tough fight, and I look forward to it.”

Aoki also warms up to the possibility of facing form UFC fighter Eddie Alvarez again.

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