Four more mixed martial arts contests have been signed for ONE Championship’s return to the Mall Of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.
On Friday, 2 August, another eight top-class athletes will join the stacked lineup for ONE: DAWN OF HEROES, which will be headlined by the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title match between Jonathan “The General” Haggerty and Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon.
2 AUGUST. MANILA. Jonathan Haggerty vs. Rodtang Jitmuangnon for the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title! Eduard "The Landslide" Folayang vs. Eddie Alvarez in a lightweight super-bout! 3 World Grand Prix semi-final matchups! The BIGGEST card in Philippines history!: Manila | 2 August | 7PM | ONE: DAWN OF HEROES: Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/oneheroes19: Check local listings for global TV broadcast: Watch on the ONE Super App http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp : Prelims LIVE on Facebook | Prelims + 2 Main-Card bouts LIVE on Twitter
Posted by ONE Championship on Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Okami will go in search of his first win in The Home Of Martial Arts, while his American rival hunts for his third, as well as the 12th overall victory of his spotless career.
If Nakashima can complete his hat trick of victories in the world’s largest martial arts organization, then he will make a strong case to challenge Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam for the ONE Welterweight World Championship.
Both men are coming off highlight-reel wins in the first round – a knockout via knee to the body against Robin Catalan, and a demolition of former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, respectively.
Again, this encounter of Thailand versus China could have major implications for the contendership picture in the weight class, which is currently ruled by Joshua “The Passion” Pacio.
Also at the event, the Manila faithful are sure to be on their feet for the return of Team Lakay’s Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly.
Fresh off a thrilling TKO win in the same building against Sung Jong Lee in April, the Filipino hero will welcome “The Stalker” Xie Bin to the featherweight division.
The young Chinese star has torn through the bantamweight division in the past two and a half years with six consecutive wins. He will now aim to make it six finishes in a row at ONE: DAWN OF HEROES.
Finally, Malaysia’s “Jungle Cat” Muhammad Aiman will make his return to the Circle after more than six months away from action.
The Bali MMA-trained athlete will face Indonesia’s “The Terminator” Sunoto in a bantamweight contest.