Every single bout at ONE: IMMORTAL TRIUMPH will be a ONE Super Series contest, which means the fans in Vietnam will be treated to an entire evening of fast-paced, stand-up action.
A bout card full of strikers also promises to bring what many martial arts lovers look forward to more than anything else – highlight-reel knockouts.
While many competitors will make their debuts in The Home Of Martial Arts at Ho Chi Minh City’s Phu Tho Indoor Stadium, some have already graced the global stage and delivered some spectacular stoppages.
This is the kind of finishing ability you can expect to see on Friday, 6 September.
#1 Silva’s Stunning Knockout
The world saw why Anderson “Braddock” Silva has been one of the most feared strikers in the kickboxing world for many years in his emphatic ONE Super Series debut.
The Brazilian kickboxing ace demolished Andre “The Giant” Meunier in April, as he landed perfectly-timed punches to counter the big Australian’s forward charge.
The finishing blow came after 74 seconds as a perfectly-timed right hand to the temple sent “The Giant” crashing face-first into the canvas.
Throwing hands in 4-ounce gloves adds a whole new dimension to “Braddock’s” power, and he will look to demonstrate that striking force once again when he takes on WMC World Champion Beybulat Isaev in a light heavyweight clash in Vietnam.
#2 Ogasawara’s Outstanding KO
Yukinori Ogasawara made a big first impression in ONE Super Series with one of the most spectacular knockouts in the organization’s history.
Last June at ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER, the Japanese star was put under a lot of pressure by Rui Botelho as the Portuguese competitor walked forward throwing big shots in a bid to disrupt the Tokyo native’s rhythm.
But that aggression proved to be Botelho’s undoing as Ogasawara answered a salvo of big hooks with a perfectly-executed spinning back elbow. His rival went down in a flash, and though he got to his feet, the force of the blow had turned his legs to jelly, which meant he was in no state to continue.
It was one of the best ONE Championship knockouts of 2018, and one that put Ogasawara firmly on the map.
He will aim to make lightning strike for the second time against Vietnamese-Australian Chris Nguyen on 6 September.
#3 Bi Nguyen Turns Up The Heat
Every athlete dreams of making a winning debut, and most do so hoping they can produce a finish to make a statement on their first appearance.
Nguyen was more than happy to stand and trade with her opponent in the early exchanges, but her finishing instinct guided her to the ground where she took a dominant position and fired away until her Indonesian rival was rescued by the referee.
That contest was held under ONE’s global rules, but Nguyen started her martial arts career as a pure striker in Muay Thai.
She will return to “the art of eight limbs” in her homeland at ONE: IMMORTAL TRIUMPH when she faces another stand-up specialist from the mixed martial arts ranks – Indian wushu champion Puja “The Cyclone” Tomar.