ONE Championship’s highly anticipated return to Shanghai, China is just around the corner.
The world’s largest martial arts organization will take over the Baoshan Arena on Saturday, 8 September, for ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON.
The headline attraction will be supported by a stacked card featuring mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and Muay Thai contests.
As event night draws near, relive four of the most impressive performances from the stars competing at ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON.
Xiong Jing Nan’s Dominant Showing
The punching "Panda" has done it! Xiong Jing Nan successfully defends her ONE Strawweight World Championship with a superb unanimous decision victory!Watch the full event LIVE & FREE on the ONE Super App ???? http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast
Posted by ONE Championship on Saturday, June 23, 2018
In June, “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan defended the ONE Women’s Strawweight World Title for the very first time.
Entering this bout, the Chinese superstar had developed a reputation as a dangerous finisher who had ended most of her contests with her ferocious fists.
However, in this particular outing, she faced a durable adversary who refused to stay down.
Xiong had to adjust to ensure she could maintain her offense across 25 long minutes. She battered “La Gladiadora” with punches and smothered her on the ground to earn a unanimous decision.
This victory showed “The Panda” has the cardio, durability, and the heart to go five hard rounds when a challenger refuses to buckle.
Amir Khan Goes The Distance
A classic clash of youth against experience. Catch the young lion Amir Khan Ansari in action at ONE: UNSTOPPABLE DREAMS!Singapore | 18 May | LIVE and FREE on the ONE Super App: http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast | Tickets: http://bit.ly/oneunstoppable18
Posted by ONE Championship on Saturday, May 5, 2018
Singapore’s Amir Khan (10-3) currently holds the record for most knockout victories in ONE Championship history, with eight stoppages via strikes.
However, even for a knockout artist as prolific as the Singaporean Muay Thai Champion, the finish is not always possible. Sometimes, an athlete needs to dig deep and compete to the final bell when faced with a battle-tested veteran.
The Evolve athlete had to utilize the full breadth of his arsenal to out-point the Australian warrior. He kept his nerve to connect with an assortment of punches and kicks when faced with return fire, all while keeping himself away from danger.
He will look to put on another masterful showing against Honorio “The Rock” Banario (13-6) in Shanghai.
Christian Lee Wins A Thriller In Malaysia
The innovative submission skills of Christian Lee will be tested on 18 May when he challenges for ONE Featherweight gold!Singapore | 18 May | LIVE and FREE on the ONE Super App: http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast | Tickets: http://bit.ly/oneunstoppable18
Posted by ONE Championship on Tuesday, May 8, 2018
If Christian “The Warrior” Lee (9-2) has proved one thing, it is his ability to finish.
All of the former ONE Featherweight World Title challenger’s victories have come by way of knockout or submission, including a dazzling win at ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS in August 2017. In fact, he is tied for the most finishes in ONE history.
Lee met local hero Keanu Subba in his rival’s hometown of Kuala Lumpur, and the pair gave the crowd inside the Stadium Negara one of the best bouts of 2017.
In the opening stanza, the Malaysian started to out-strike Lee on the feet, which prompted the Singaporean to turn to his grappling in the second frame. On the mat, he wore down his rival with top pressure, ground strikes, and submission attempts.
After coming close to submitting his foe in the second round, Lee threatened with a triangle choke early in the third. Just when it looked like he might get the tap, he quickly switched positions, and attacked with an armbar instead. This time, Subba had no choice but to tap out.
Tukkatatong Petpayathai’s Impressive Debut
Tukkatatong's Muay Thai brilliance.Download the ONE Super App now ???? http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp
Posted by ONE Championship on Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Two-time Muay Thai World Champion Tukkatatong Petpayathai (241-33-2) is one of the most experienced stand-up practitioners in ONE Super Series.
The Frenchman found some real success with his boxing, but Tukkatatong stuck to his game plan, as he held his aggressive foe back with a steady stream of kicks to the head, body, and legs.
By the time the final round arrived, the success of his game plan was evident. Zatout’s mobility had been greatly diminished, which provided the Evolve representative with the opportunity to finish strongly with his boxing.
Though it was a competitive contest, the judges scored this one in favor of the two-time Muay Thai World Champion.
Shanghai | 8 September | LIVE and FREE on the ONE Super App: http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast