ONE Championship will end 2019 on a high as some of the best martial artists on the planet descend on Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for ONE: MARK OF GREATNESS.
When the action gets underway on Friday, 6 December, nine World Champions will make the walk to the ring, with four of them competing for ONE Super Series gold at the top of the bill.
Here is the rundown of every World Champion that will compete at the Axiata Arena.
ONE Super Series World Title Challengers
Before his time in The Home Of Martial Arts, the Thai athlete was already a legend of his sport by becoming a two-division Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Champion, and three-division Thailand Muay Thai Champion in an iconic career that has seen him have more than 400 bouts.
He will go for gold in a new discipline for the first time when he faces “Golden Boy” Wang Junguang for the ONE Strawweight Kickboxing World Title in the main event match-up in KL.
The Chinese athlete became a kickboxing World Champion in August and earned his shot at the ONE gold with an impressive KO in his promotional debut just two months later. He could complete an incredible year by claiming his sport’s top prize just six weeks on from that win.
The co-main event will also see a pair of elite athletes go for gold as three-time IFMA Muay Thai World Champion Alaverdi “Babyface Killer” Ramazanov will compete for the inaugural ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title against “Muay Thai Boy” Zhang Chenglong – who is a Top King Muay Thai World Champion.
A Supporting Card Of Champions
As well as the stars of the main and co-main event contests, there are plenty more elite combatants on the supporting card.
Romania’s Andrei “Mister KO” Stoica is a SUPERKOMBAT Super Cruiserweight Kickboxing World Champion, as well as a European and national champion in wushu. He will face hard-hitting Brazilian kickboxing champion Anderson “Braddock” Silva on Friday.
Lerdsila Phuket Top Team is the most decorated athlete on the whole card. He is a three-division Rajadamnern Stadium Muay Thai World Champion, and also WLF, WCK, WMC, WPMF, and WKN Muay Thai World Champion.
His pedigree demands a decorated opponent, and he will take on three-time Muay Thai World Champion Elias “The Sniper” Mahmoudi, who has won his professional accolades with WMF, WPMF, and MTGP. He was also an IFMA Muay Thai gold-medalist.
Finally, Taiki “Silent Sniper” Naito – who will face Rui Botelho in a flyweight Muay Thai contest – arrived on the global stage as the Shoot Boxing Super Bantamweight World Champion having defended that title twice.