Shinya Aoki made the drop to featherweight in his last fight and if the move is permanent, Evolve teammate Eddie Ng isn’t complaining. If Aoki vacates the ONE FC lightweight title, it means Ng can challenge for it.
“Shinya is a teammate and a close friend, if he chooses to defend his lightweight world championship title, I will respect his wishes as the title remains within the Evolve family,” said Ng to MMA Weekly. “If he chooses to move to featherweight [full time], I will love a title opportunity.”
This year, Aoki won the ONE FC title then took a decision from Cody Stevens in his featherweight move. He’s 34-6 and has spent time in DREAM.
Ng is 7-1 and one of the top names for ONE FC. He’s won all four of his ONE FC fights via stoppage.
There’s no return information about either fighter.