As a longtime veteran of PRIDE, Tatsuya Kawajiri is certainly familiar with the company’s unique set of rules allowing for kicks/stomps to a grounded opponent. It now appears “Crusher” will have a chance to fight under them again albeit for a different promotion.
According to officials from ONE FC, an upstart Asian organization adopting many of PRIDE’s policies, Kawajiri has agreed to fight on their March 31 card in Singapore. The show marks the first since agreeing to share talent with DREAM where Kawajiri normally competes and one of the only times he has fought outside of his native Japan.
Kawajiri, who recently dropped down to featherweight after a significant amount of success at 155 pounds, has won his last three fights and holds an overall record of 30-7. Among the numerous notable adversaries he’s taken out are the likes of Joachim Hansen, Drew Fickett, Josh Thomson, Yves Edwards, and Gesias Cavalcante.
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