After an incredible start to 2021 with ONE: UNBREAKABLE, the martial arts action is set to continue with the stacked second installment.
ONE: UNBREAKABLE II is topped by a heavyweight clash between Mauro “The Hammer” Cerilli and Abdulbasir “Dagestan Machine” Vagabov, but some of the undercard fights might just deliver the most fireworks.
#1 Kwon Won Il Vs. Chen Rui
The South Korean “Pretty Boy” has won by first-round knockout in each one of his four victories in the world’s largest martial arts organization. He possesses a rare innate ability to separate his rivals from their senses with a single blow.
Meanwhile, Chen has finished his opponents by TKO in three of his five ONE wins, and he will have no qualms obliging Kwon in a stand-up battle.
Both men picked up landmark victories at the back-end of 2020 — Kwon with a KO over Bruno Pucci and Chen with a stoppage over Ali Motamed — and they will be looking to build some momentum in order to join the growing ranks of top contenders in their division.
With so much firepower inside the Circle, this fight is unlikely to go the distance. The result will come down to whether it’s “Pretty Boy” or “The Ghost” who lands the first clean shot.
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#2 Mihajlo Kecojevic Vs. Beybulat Isaev
Kecojevic isn’t just riding Opacic’s coattails, however. All 13 of the Serbian’s wins have come by knockout, so he’s competing in The Home Of Martial Arts on his own merit.
The former boxer has legitimate one-punch KO power in his hands, as well as the confidence in his own chin to walk his rivals down and exchange toe-to-toe.
Isaev, who will give up some size to Kecojevic, will have to try and outmaneuver the 198-centimeter Belgrade resident, but that is something he is adept at doing.
The Russian is very fast for a man of his stature, so whether it’s on the outside or trading in close quarters, he’ll feel capable of beating the Serb to the punch, which should make for an intriguing clash of power and speed.
#3 Alain Ngalani Vs. Oumar Kane
The Senegalese star is a colossal man, and just like Ngalani, he has the skills to back it up. “Reug Reug” is a highly accomplished wrestler in his homeland, and he has added other elements to his repertoire, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
However, “The Panther” does not need to go strength for strength with Kane. The Hong Kong resident has every facet of athleticism covered, including speed, flexibility, and reflexes.
Combined with his world-class kickboxing skills, those traits make Ngalani a very stern test for Kane’s debut on the global stage.
“The Panther” is battle-tested at the top level, while Kane is not, and that contrast is another reason to consider this a must-watch fight.