Epic Card Revealed For ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES In Thailand
The biggest event in ONE Championship history is complete, bringing the total to 15 incredible match-ups.
Compelling contests have been added to the ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES card, joining the WBC Super Flyweight World Title boxing main event between Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Iran Diaz, and the ONE Lightweight World Title eliminator between Shinya Aoki and Ev Ting.
Here are the additional bouts announced for ONE Championship’s blockbuster return to Bangkok, Thailand, on 6 October.
A Kickboxing World Title Defense
“Killer Bee” Kai Ting Chuang (17-5) will be back in action in Bangkok to defend her newly-won ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Championship.
After claiming the inaugural women’s ONE Super Series belt against Yodcherry Sityodtong in July, she will return to compete against another MuaThai athlete for her first defense.
In the blue corner, Stamp Fairtex (60-15-5) will welcome the World Champion to her home nation of Thailand. The product of the world-famous academy in Pattaya made a successful mixed martial arts debut in Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series, but will return to striking-only rules to compete for gold.
Muay Thai World Champions In Action
Three homegrown superstars of Muay Thai will compete with the support of their nation behind them.
After a thrilling April debut in ONE Super Series where he defeated Fabio Pinca, five-division Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao (256-54-1) meets Mehdi Zatout (75-38-1 ).
The Frenchman is an ISKA and WBC Muay Thai World Champion who last put on a thrilling show against Nong-O’s Evolve teammate Tukkatatong Petpayathai, so the two will be familiar with each other’s styles.
They will be joined by Petchmorrakot Wor. Sangprapai (156-33-2), who makes his sophomore appearance in the ONE ring following an impressive win over Fabrice Fairtex Delannon in June.
The two-division Lumpinee Stadium Champion and WMC Champion will be up against Russia’s Alaverdi Ramazanov (57-3-0), a three-time IFMA Champion making his ONE debut.
Plus, following a spectacular knockout in his last appearance, WBC Muay Thai World Champion Petchdam Kaiyanghadao (91-13-7) will return for his second ONE Super Series Muay Thai bout against Kenny “The Pitbull” Tse (39-5).
Superstar Strikers On The Global Stage
A few more ONE Super Series battles are set for the card, including a clash of titans.
Fists and feet are sure to fly with tremendous force when heavyweight knockout artists Alain “The Panther” Ngalani (25-8-1) and Andre “The Giant” Meunier (42-8) collide in a battle of heavyweights. Both men are four-time Muay Thai and Kickboxing World Champions who are on the hunt for ONE gold.
Two of the biggest names in the striking world will also collide in Bangkok, with two-time K-1 World MAX Champion Andy “The Destroyer” Souwer (160-20-1) making his highly-anticipated ONE debut against Anthony “The Assassin” Njokuani (25-1), who has been outstanding in the ring after crossing over from an action-packed mixed martial arts career.
Finally, teenaged kickboxing sensation and two-division Big Bang Champion Riri Nasukawa (1-0) tests her skills against the debuting Rudzma Abubakr, an East Asian Muay Thai Gold Medalist.
High-Stakes Mixed Martial Arts Match-Ups
In addition to the striking action, get ready for some top-class mixed martial arts contests.
BJJ World Champion and ONE pioneer Leandro “Brodinho” Issa (16-6) will aim to continue his climb towards a long-awaited ONE Bantamweight World Title shot by defeating the outstanding Muin “Tajik” Gafurov (14-2).
Hayato Suzuki (18-1-2) and Rene “The Challenger” Catalan (5-2-0) will see action as well, with both men colliding in a thrilling encounter that could propel the winner towards the winner of Yoshitaka Naito and Joshua Pacio’s ONE Strawweight World Title match in Jakarta.
In a match-up between converts from the world of Muay Thai – world champion strikers Sagetdao “Deadly Star” Petpayathai (162-62-1 kickboxing) will welcome Fabio Pinca (99-24-4 kickboxing) to his home country for the Frenchman’s debut under mixed martial arts rules.
After taking the time to regroup and evolve her all-round game, Thai superstar Rika “TinyDoll” Ishige will make her long-awaited comeback in front of her adoring hometown fans against two-time Myanmar National Boxing Champion Bozhena Antoniyar.
Cambodia’s Rin Saroth will attempt to build on his knockout victory in June against CKF Champion Fu Chang Xin (8-1), who impressed with a knockout of his own in his July ONE debut.
Finally, Indonesian Sanda Champion Dodi Mardian and Filipino Kyokushin Karate Champion Ramon Gonzales will do battle in an all-action match-up that promises fireworks.
Bangkok | 6 October | LIVE and FREE on the ONE Super App: http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast