ONE FC: Australia's Rob Lisita promises action-packed fight against Japan's Yusuke Kawanago

ONE FC: Rise of Heroes happens on May 2 (Fri) at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA), Manila. It is headlined by the Bantamweight World Championship title bout of Bibiano Fernandes and Masakatsu Ueda.

Lisita Kawanago staredown

In the soon-to-be-completed ONE FC: Rise of Heroes Fight Card, Yusuke Kawanago vs. Rob Lisita is one of the fights declared early on. It is a battle of two best featherweights coming from an equally fantastic MMA backgrounds.

In a recent interview of Lisita, he promised to bring a big fight against the Shooto Featherweight champ Kawanago. Lisita said, it will be a clash:
which the fans will truly enjoy
Fans can expect ruthless aggression, a dog fight, a good scrap
On top of all, Rob "Ruthless" Lisita is out to seek revenge against Kawanago, who won via "..a close decision when the two brawled in August 2012 under another MMA organization."

Lisita said, this second fight of him against Kawanago will be a show of trading punches.
Our first fight was good; we have both improved, we are gonna trade punches, and I always come to fight. It’s gonna be a great fight.
After the first fight with Kawanago, Lisita had his trainings at Phuket Top Team. There he got the chance to train with tough sparring partners, not to mention excellent training coaches.
I have grown more in every aspect of mixed martial arts and have shown it in my fights. I am so motivated for this fight
"Ruthless" said he is a different fighter now:
I’m a different animal now. It’s my time.
During the ONE FC: Rise of Heroes Press Conference at the Mall of Asia on March 18, Lisita got "hot under the collar" after his Japanese opponent said, Lisita is not as good as him and that, he will knock him out on May 2.

To which, Lisita addressed in the post press conference interview:
I think those words (of Kawanago) are spoken out of fear. We trained together after our first fight. He knows who the better guy is and I’ll prove it when I knock him out.
Rob said, signing with ONE FC is a dream:
Everything about ONE FC is world-class. The production, the people, the fans, it's all a whole new world to me and I can't wait to showcase just what I can do. After this fight in May everybody will be talking about Rob Lisita and calling for me to fight for the title.
Will you be there to witness this promising bout between Rob "Ruthless" Lisita and Yusuke Kawanago?

You better be!

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