Asian MMA organization ONE Championship announced strawweight titleholder Joshua Pacio (13-2-0) will now defend against Japanese challenger Yosuke Saruta (18-8-3) instead of Hayato Suzuki at January’s ONE: Eternal Glory.
Pacio, 22, is enjoying a four fight win streak since losing to Suzuki in August 2017. He was supposed to rematch Hayato Suzuki, but an injury forced Suzuki to withdraw.
Saruto, 31, recently decisioned Alex Silva at ONE: Destiny of Champions Dec. 7. He has won five of his last six contests.
ONE: Eternal Glory is scheduled for January 19 at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia. The current lineup is:
Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol vs. Puja Tomar – women’s atomweight
Stefer Rahardian vs. Robin Catalan – strawweight
Sunoto vs. Xie Jun Peng – bantamweight
Anthony Engelen vs. Thai Rithy – featherweight
Joseph Lasiri vs. Jonathan Haggerty – Muay Thai flyweight
Yohan Mulia Legowo vs. AJ Lias Mansor – featherweight
Bruno Pucci vs. Kotetsu Boku – featherweight
Florent Kaouachi vs. Steve McKinnon – kickboxing middleweight
Ahmad Qais Jasoor vs. Masakazu Imanari – featherweight
Kharun Atlangeriev vs. Koji Ando – lightweight
Riski Umar vs. Aziz Calim – strawweight
Oscar Yaqut vs. Andreas Satyawan – featherweight