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Tetsuya Yamada vs Marat Gafurov added to ONE: FOR HONOR on 3. May

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the complete card for ONE: FOR HONOR, set for 3 May at Istora Senayan in the bustling Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Once again, the absolute best in world-class martial arts talent will storm the ONE Championship ring to showcase their incredible skills. In the main event, ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao of Thailand will defend his title against Jonathan Haggerty of the United Kingdom.

12 Yamada vs Gafurov

A battle between talented grapplers is set to go down at featherweight when Japan’s Tetsuya Yamadameets Russia’s Marat “Cobra” Gafurov.

Yamada is a promising young martial artist with a distinct ability to seek out highlight-reel stoppages. He made his ONE Championship debut in January of 2016 in an extremely high-level wrestling showdown against Eduard Folayang of the Philippines.

A seasoned grappler, most of Yamada’s victories have come by spectacular finish, with the ability to end bouts either by submission or knockout.

Former ONE Featherweight World Champion Gafurov is looking to forge a comeback trail on the way back to World Title contention. The veteran martial artist is a strong and powerful grappler, with the ability to seek out devastating submissions in any situation. Nicknamed “Cobra,” Gafurov’s constricting style has proven difficult to overcome as he has defeated some of the biggest names in ONE Championship including Narantungalag Jadambaa, Martin Nguyen, Ev Ting, and Kazunori Yokota.

Taking on Yamada, Gafurov will be put to the test against a fellow skilled grappler in what should be a technical feast for the fans.

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