Status: Former ONE Athlete
Gods of War Lightweight Champion Arnaud Lepont was born in Granville, a seaside resort town in Normandy, France. He was an incredibly active child, so his father enrolled him in karate at the age of 5 to instill discipline in him. Lepont saw early mixed martial arts events on video when he was a teenager, and was hooked immediately.
Intent on making a name for himself in the cage, he then moved to Paris and began training with Mathieu Nicourt, one of the early pioneers of the cage in France. Lepont proved to be a prodigious talent, and found much early success. After making his professional cage debut in 2005, he won the French Pancrase Championship, then captured a Lightweight title in Germany in 2008 before signing with ONE Championship in 2012.
He won his promotional debut in impressive fashion, before putting on several thrilling battles against top contenders, including former ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki. Regardless of the result, the Frenchman’s top priority is always to put on a show, which has led to him becoming a firm fan favorite in the ONE Championship cage.