The Home Of Martial Arts returns to the Singapore Indoor Stadium for an event filled with World Champions. The stacked card on Friday, 28 February, will be another showcase for the world’s top athletes on the global stage.
Ahead of the action, see the accolades and championships amassed by some of the show’s standout performers and see why ONE: KING OF THE JUNGLE boasts more elite talent than any other martial arts event this weekend.
Star-Studded Main Events
Stamp Fairtex will deservedly sit at the top of the bill in Singapore thanks to her status as the first two-sport World Champion in ONE Championship history.
The Thai star first struck gold when she defeated Chuang Kai Ting for the ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Title in her debut on the global stage in October 2018. Four months later, she made history by claiming the ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Championship by outscoring Janet “JT” Todd after a five-round war.
Stamp went on to defend that belt last June against Alma Juniku before she turned her attention to mixed martial arts. She will return to ONE Super Series in “The Lion City” to make the first defense of her kickboxing crown in a rematch against Todd.
The co-main event will feature Sam-A Gaiyanghadao, who was a legend of his sport before he arrived in The Home Of Martial Arts through being a two-division Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Champion in an iconic career that saw him compete in more than 400 bouts.
He then became the first man to hold a ONE Super Series belt when he knocked out Sergio “Samurai” Wielzen for the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title in May 2018. The 36-year-old added the inaugural ONE Strawweight Kickboxing World Title to his collection in December when he defeated “Golden Boy” Wang Junguang.
At ONE: KING OF THE JUNGLE, he will try to win strawweight gold again, this time under Muay Thai rules against Australia’s Rocky Ogden. The 20-year-old from Queensland may lack his rival’s experience, but he proved he is an elite competitor thanks to his capture of the WPMF Bantamweight Muay Thai World Title when he was just 17.
Champions Fill The Lead Card
The depth of the card this Friday is shown by a trio of competitors in the first half of the show.
Mei “V.V.” Yamaguchi was a trailblazer in Japan when it was the epicenter for women’s mixed martial arts and capped her rise to the top of her sport by winning the Deep Jewels Featherweight World Championship in May 2015. She will try to get back into contention for the ONE Atomweight World Title against Denice “The Menace Fairtex” Zamboanga.
The lead card will also feature Team Lakay‘s Honorio “The Rock” Banario, who became the first mixed martial arts World Champion from the Philippines when he defeated Eric “The Natural” Kelly for the inaugural ONE Featherweight World Title in February 2013. After a spell in the lightweight division, he will begin his quest to regain that belt against Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai.
Finally, Murad Ramazanov will make his ONE debut with an impressive 8-0 professional record that followed an amateur run that saw him win the WMMAA World Title. He will face “Wolverine” Bae Myung Ho at ONE: KING OF THE JUNGLE.