ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS will hit Beijing, China this Saturday, 16 November with a card stacked full of some of the best martial artists from around the globe.
While other organizations can only boast a handful of athletes that have reached the top of their sports, The Home Of Martial Arts will bring eight to the Cadillac Arena, including a quartet that will compete for gold in the main and co-main events.
Check out all the Muay Thai and kickboxing World Champions that are set for action this weekend.
The main event will feature two of this generation’s top kickboxers, who will go to battle for the third time for the ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship.
Ilias “Tweety” Ennahachi was already highly regarded when he exploded into ONE Super Series. Though he is only 23, the Dutch-Moroccan is a BLADE Japan World Champion, World Fighting League World Champion, and a four-time Enfusion World Champion.
Then, thanks to a thrilling stoppage victory over Petchdam “The Baby Shark” Petchyindee Academy at ONE: DREAMS OF GOLD he also claimed his discipline’s most prestigious, and most coveted prize.
Ennahachi will defend his crown for the first time when he meets his old rival, Wang “Metal Storm” Wenfeng, in their rubber match.
Like his opponent, the Chinese superstar will arrive in the world’s martial arts organization with an impressive résumé – highlighted by the KLF World Championship he claimed last year by winning three bouts in one night.
In the co-headliner, Tarik “The Tank” Khbabez has finally got the ONE Light Heavyweight Kickboxing World Title shot he has craved.
The Dutch-Moroccan has he lived up to his billing as two-time SUPERKOMBAT Heavyweight World Champion, WKA Kickboxing World Champion, and five-time WMTC Muay Thai World Champion with four straight wins in ONE Super Series.
Now, he can claim the biggest prize of his career if he can defeat Roman Kryklia – the man he got past to win one of his SUPERKOMBAT belts.
However, since that match in 2015, the man from Ukraine has proved he is also one of the best in the business by compiling a record that includes KLF Kickboxing Heavyweight World Title, A1 Kickboxing Heavyweight World Championship, WAKO Pro World Title, and FEA World Grand Prix Title.
Khbabez took the decision win in their first contest, but the man from Ukraine has shown he has what it takes to get redemption on the global stage.
An Elite Supporting Card
One of the biggest stars in all of combat sports, “The Boxing Computer” Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex, is back in action on Saturday, and keen to get back in the winner’s circle.
The martial arts legend’s list of accolades is almost unrivaled – he is a two-time Lumpinee Stadium, two-time WMC, two-time Lion Fight, WBC, and WPMF Muay Thai World Champion.
He will face off against tough veteran Jamal “Kherow” Yusupov, who is a multiple-time Russian kickboxing champion.
Also on the card, arguably the best pound-for-pound stand-up martial artist in the world will make her ONE Super Series debut as Jorina “Jojo” Baars arrives in China. The Dutch superstar has gone undefeated in 49 matches, and earned the ISKA and Lion Fight World Titles along the way.
She will square off against Christina Breuer from Germany, who has made her way to ONE thanks to her national and European titles.
Finally, two more elite Europeans will clash when K-1 MAX, WFMC, WKU Thaiboxing Rules, ISKA Oriental Rules, and MixFight Muay Thai World Champion, Enriko “The Hurricane” Kehl, takes on Armen Petrosyan, who has WMTA Muay Thai, WKU Kickboxing, and ISKA Oriental Rules World Titles to his name.
These are main-event worthy names anywhere else in the world, but The Home Of Martial Arts has a roster that is stacked like no other.