Senzo Ikeda is linking the ONE Flyweight World Grandprix.
A champion in Japan’s Pancrase pro motion, Ikeda will currently be part of ONE’s upcoming eight-man tournament to crown a high competitor at 125 pounds as he steps in for an injured Andrew Leone to fight Danny Kingad (11 1 ) at a quarterfinal bout at-one Championship: A New Era on March 31 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, per an official release.
Ikeda (12-6-1) has won four straight, lately beating Yuya Wakamatsu at that a five-round thriller past February. The 36-year-old now fights out of Tokyo and he’s making his ONE debut.
Kingad, a one-time ONE flyweight title challenger, has also won four straight. In his previous outinghe defeated Tatsumitsu Wada by unanimous decision to improve to 7-1 inside the ONE cage.
ONE Championship: A New Era will feature a quartet of title coNFLicts. Eduard Folayang defends his 170-pound title against Shinya Aoki, 115-pound champion Angela Lee looks to develop into dual-division champion when she fights 125-pound queen Jingnan Xiong, 205-pound champion Aung La Nsang rematches Ken Hasegawa, along with 145-pound star Bibiano Fernandes attempts to recover his title from Kevin Belingon after losing a split decision to Belingon continue November.
View the upgraded lineup below:
Eduard Folayang vs. Shinya Aoki
Jingnan Xiong vs. Angela Lee
Aung Manhunter Nsang vs. Ken Hasegawa
Kevin Belingon vs. Bibiano Fernandes
Yuya Wakamatsu vs. Demetrious Johnson
Eddie Alvarez vs. Timofey Nastyukhin
Senzo Ikeda vs. Danny Kingad
Tatsumitsu Wada vs. Ivanildo Delfino
Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs. Hakim Hamech – Muay Thai
Hiroki Akimoto vs. Joseph Lasiri – Kick-Boxing
Mei Yamaguchi vs. Kseniya Lachkova
Anthony Engelen vs. Garry Tonon
Panicos Yusuf vs. Mohammed Bin Mahmoud – Muay Thai
Yoon Chang Min vs. Bala Shetty