ONE: EDGE OF GREATNESS will host a star-studded cast of elite martial artists this Friday, 22 November at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The card for the final event in “The Lion City” of the year features 10 athletes who have reached the top and claimed World Titles in disciplines including Muay Thai, mixed martial arts, karate, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Muay Thai Greats In The Main Event
One of the most decorated competitors in the history of “the art of eight limbs” will put his gold on the line at the top of the bill as Nong-O Gaiyanghadao defends his ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championship.
The 33-year-old is a four-division Lumpinee Stadium and Rajadamnern Stadium Muay Thai World Champion, and added to his impressive résumé when he came out of retirement last year to claim the top prize in ONE Super Series in February.
His challenger – Saemapetch Fairtex – won the prestigious Tiger Cement Tournament at the Channel 7 Stadium in 2017 before he became the MTGP Welterweight World Champion in 2018.
A Supporting Cast Of Elite Strikers
As well as the headline stars, there are plenty more incredible strikers on the bill that have picked up the top honors in their sports.
“Kru Rong” Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke won an Omnoi Stadium World Title and three Lumpinee Stadium World Championships in his long and decorated Muay Thai career, and then found more success when he switched to a new sport.
The 41-year-old – who faces Pakistan’s Muhammad “The Spider” Imran this Friday – began his mixed martial arts career in 2014, and claimed the inaugural ONE Strawweight World Championship less than a year later.
The biggest trophy cabinet belongs to Colbey Northcutt, who spent her youth competing in sport karate and won a mind-blowing 36 Karate World Titles. She will make her debut on the global stage against Indonesia’s Putri “Ami” Padmi.
A featherweight ONE Super Series bout will see a pair of decorated stand-up artists collide as WMC, IPMTF, and two-division Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Champion Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy faces Charlie “Boy” Peters, who is a three-time Muay Thai World Champion.
There are also some phenomenal ground specialists on the bill who have earned the biggest accolades in the grappling arena.
Alex “Little Rock” Silva has reached the pinnacle of two sports. He became a Copa do Mundo World Champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu before he began his mixed martial arts career and captured the ONE Strawweight World Championship in 2017.
The Brazilian athlete will aim to continue his climb back to the top when he faces China’s Peng Xue Wen at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
He will be joined by his compatriot, two-time No-Gi BJJ World Champion Bruno “Puccibull” Pucci, who will put his submission skills to the test against Shuya “Stealth” Kamikubo at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.