ONE FC signs undefeated prospects Jordan Lucas and Dae Ryeong Kim

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  1. MMALOPEZ

    MMALOPEZ Gold Belt

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    ONE FC added two undefeated fighters to the roster this week with Australian bantamweight Jordan Lucas and Korean welterweight Dae Ryeong Kim both putting pen to paper on long term deals. The former recently won the Brace MMA 135-pound Grand Prix while the latter is the older brother of Dae Hwan Kim.

    Lucas (7-0) is the Brace MMA Bantamweight Champion and won an eight-man tournament to win the belt. He holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and had a background in Muay Thai and Combat Sambo. Still a few day's short of his 21st birthday he is one of Australia's top prospects

    Kim (5-0) has cornered his younger brother in all his ONE FC fights, including the recent loss to reigning 135-pound champion Bibiano Fernandes. The 32 year old is the KMAA 170-pound champion and all five of his wins have come at the expense of Japanese opponents.

    Undefeated ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren is likely to make the first defense of his title against Luis Santos while, if the much vaunted super fight between Fernandes and Shinya Aoki goes ahead, it would potentially open the way for two bantamweights like Fransino Tirta, Mark Striegl or Lucas to fight for the vacant 135-pound belt.
     
  2. juggernaut986

    juggernaut986 Brown Belt

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    Great signings.
     
  3. VolkHan

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    Nice signs.
    Would be great for them to have an event in Oceania too.
     
  4. Hufusopem

    Hufusopem Brown Belt

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    Dae Ryeong Kim...he's a low caliber fighter and not even close to a prospect. Maybe he will surpass expectations like his younger brother did.

    It sucks that all the top Korean fighters from major camps either fight for ROAD FC or TOP FC.
     

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