Herbert Burns wants One FC featherweight title

UFCHIGHLIGHTED 29.08.2014 12:09h Author:

Herbert Burns

Today One Fighting Championship is to take place for the first time in Dubai, UAE. There will be three title fights which might crown the new kings of lightweight, welterweight and featherweight categories.

Japanese fighter Shinya Aoki (35-6) is to defend the lightweight category title in a match against Kamal Shalorus (9-3-2) from Iran. Ben Askren (13-0) will attack the welterweight category title in a bout against the champion Nobutatsu Suzuki (11-1-2) while Koji Oishi (25-9-10) and Jadamba Narantugangal (9-3) are to fight for the featherweight title.

Moreover, this event will mark Roger Huerta’s comeback who has been inactive since June 2012 when he received a soccer kick from Zorobabel Moreira as well as Herbert Burns’ performance who is a new featherweight category hope.

This will be Burns’ third match and he is to fight Hiroshige Tanaka. Gilbert Burns’ younger brother scored his first UFC victory when he defeated Edward Kelly and then MMA veteran Harris Sarmiento.

"I’m really happy with the way that I’m building my MMA career so far," Burns said. "I’m happy to be fighting for a gigantic promotion like One FC. I’ve won my fights, I’m happy with my work, and I’m hungry for more."
And he is hungry for the belt that is currently owned by Koji Oishi.

"I consider myself ready now," he said. "I’m a top contender in the One FC featherweight division, and with this win I hope to be closer to a title fight."

Check out ONE Fighting Championship: Reign of Champions Friday August 29 at 17.30 CET on Fight Channel.

ONE Fighting Championship: Reign of Champions

Shinya Aoki (c) vs. Kamal Shalorus
Nobutatsu Suzuki (c) vs. Ben Askren 
Koji Oishi (c) vs. Jadamba Narantungalag
Roger Huerta vs. Christian Holley 
James McSweeney vs. Cristiano Kaminishi 
Herbert Burns vs. Hiroshige Tanaka 
Ana Julaton vs. Ann Osman 
Vaughn Donayre vs. Mohamad Walid 
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