5 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss ONE: EDGE OF GREATNESS

ONE Championship will finish its month of sensational martial arts events on Friday, 22 November.

The promotion returns to the Singapore Indoor Stadium with ONE: EDGE OF GREATNESS, which is packed with thrilling Muay Thai and mixed martial arts contests from beginning to end.

With just days until event night, we list five reasons why you must watch our upcoming spectacle from “The Lion City.”

#1 A Legend Meets A Phenom

In the main event of the night, ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao will defend his belt against rising superstar and fellow compatriot Saemapetch Fairtex.

Fairtex, the 25-year-old phenom, has earned three consecutive victories to mark a perfect start to life in The Home Of Martial Arts and, as a result, was granted a shot at dethroning the division’s reigning king.

Nong-O, however, has looked exceptional since coming out of retirement and joining ONE Super Series in April 2018. The icon has torn through the competition en route to the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championship, and he has already successfully defended the gold twice.

Making it extra worthwhile is the fact that this will be the first time in ONE Super Series that two athletes from Thailand square off for the belt. The winner will undoubtedly make history.

#2 Khan And Ting Finally Meet

Both Singapore’s Amir Khan and Malaysia’s Ev “E.T.” Ting have been competing in The Home of Martial Arts since 2014, but in those five years of action, the two have never gone toe-to-toe. That changes at ONE: EDGE OF GREATNESS.

Khan has battled the best in the division, and of his 11 career victories, a remarkable 73 percent of his wins have come via knockout. In fact, he co-holds the record for most knockouts in ONE history alongside the lightweight king, Christian Lee.

His rival, “E.T.,” is as well-rounded as they come. Of his 17 career victories, 10 have been stopped before the bell with an even split of knockouts and submissions.

These two have been on a collision course for years, and they will finally collide in the co-main event of the night.

#3 Former Strawweight World Champs Set To Shine

Two former ONE Strawweight World Champions will compete at ONE: EDGE OF GREATNESS. Evolve teammates Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke and Alex “Little Rock” Silva will attempt to steal the show and stake their claim as top contenders for the gold they once wore.

First, Brazil’s Silva takes on Chinese warrior Peng Xue Wen on the preliminary card. It is a meeting of two world-class grapplers — Peng is a Chinese National Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion, while Silva is a Copa de Mundo BJJ World Champion.

On the main card, Thailand’s Dejdamrong competes against Pakistan’s Muhammad “The Spider” Imran. It’s a clash of styles as the slick submissions of Imran meets the Muay Thai power of “Kru Rong.” There will be a captivating contrast that will challenge both men physically and mentally.

#4 A Thrilling Bantamweight Showdown

China’s “Rock Man” Chen Lei and Singapore-based American “Pretty Boy” Troy Worthen have no intention of going to the scorecards. It is not their style. The two talents rarely go to the scorecards.

Worthen made an explosive ONE debut in July with a second-round knockout victory, whereas Chen returned to his winning ways with a thunderous unanimous decision win over Anthony Engelen back in June.

With no clear-cut top contender for Bibiano Fernandes’ ONE Bantamweight World Championship, the winner could take a big step forward in the race for a title shot.

#5 A Super Series Of Undercard Bouts

The undercard features three scintillating ONE Super Series Muay Thai contests.

In the opening bout of the evening, the Netherlands’ Brown Pinas meets Britain’s Liam Nolan in a featherweight tilt.

The flyweight division will continue to show its depth of talent when Vietnam’s “No. 1” Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat and Japan’s Yuta Watanabe go head-to-head in the ring.

Finally, closing out the prelims is a featherweight battle between Thailand’s Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy and England’s Charlie “Boy” Peters.

Peters, a three-time World Champion, has amassed more than 30 knockouts in his career. Now, he meets one of the sport’s most talented stars in Petchmorakot, who is a two-division Muay Thai World Champion.

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