Shinya Aoki submitted Arnaud Lepont in Singapore during the main event of ONE FC 6: Rise of Kings Saturday, and immediately called for a shot at the ONE FC lightweight title.

Aoki locked Lepont in a triangle choke early in the first, scoring the submission victory.

Kotetsu Boku appears to be the next target for Aoki, as Boku defeated Zorobabel Moreira to become the inaugural ONE FC lightweight champion. Also, Soo Chul Kim was crowned the bantamweight champion after a knockout victory over Leandro Issa.

Jens Pulver moved on in the opening round of the bantamweight grand prix, earning a technical decision after receiving an illegal groin strike that halted his match.


Shinya Aoki def. Arnaud Lepont via submission (triangle choke) at 1:25 of Round 1

Kotetsu Boku def. Zorobabel Moreira via TKO (strikes) at 1:02 of Round 3 to become lightweight champion

Soo Chul Kim def. Leandro Issa via KO (punch) at :15 of Round 2 to become bantamweight champion

Melvin Manhoef def. Ryo Kawamura via KO (punch) at 4:40 of Round 1

Jens Pulver def. Yanfei Zhao via technical unanimous decision in opening round of bantamweight grand prix

Masakatsu Ueda def. Min Jing Song via unanimous decision in opening round of bantamweight grand prix

Kevin Belingon def. Yusup Saadulaev via KO (punch) at 4:18 of Round 1 in opening round of bantamweight grand prix

Gianni Subba def. Bruce Loh via KO (soccer kick) at :33 of Round 1

Mitch Chilson def. Ngabdi Mulyadi via TKO (strikes) at 1:03 of Round 2