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Toquero-Bunrad clash canceled, Batolbatol-Christian Lee fight added to One Bangkok card

Rocky Batolbatol (right) faces Christian Lee in a match booked to replace the canceled Eugene Toquero-Anatpong Bunrad fight. One Championship
By Ivan Saldajeno

BANGKOK--The match between Eugene Toquero and Anatpong Bunrad initially scheduled at One: Kingdom of Champions was scrapped from the said fight card.

One Championship did not divulge the reason behind the cancellation of the fight, which supposed to have Toquero battling Bunrad for a chance to bounce back from a tough loss to Adriano Moraes and get back in the world title picture.

However, the Philippines will still be represented for the Friday night event as Rocky Batolbatol takes on Singaporean Christian Lee in the replacement match.

The match, which was initially reported to have been added to the fixtures two weeks ago, was made official when both fighters came into the grand face-off on Wednesday night.

Lee, the younger brother of newly crowned One women's champion Angela, looks to add Batolbatol to his growing list of victims.

Also, the scheduled world title fights will push through as scheduled as co-main event protagonists Marat Gafurov and Kazunori Yokota and main event participants Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke and Yoshitaka Naito also came to the face-off to promote their One featherweight and strawweight title matches respectively.

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