After a successful return to Singapore with ONE: REIGN OF DYNASTIES on Friday, ONE Championship is getting ready to premiere the highly anticipated sequel.
This Friday, 16 October, the world’s largest martial arts organization will air ONE: REIGN OF DYNASTIES II, which was previously recorded in “The Lion City.”
Every matchup on the six-bout card features a top Chinese athlete hoping to inch his way closer to World Title contention.
Akimoto, a WFKO Karate World Champion who trains at Evolve in Singapore, brilliantly displayed his elite skills in the Circle during his debut 2019 campaign.
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Now, Akimoto is moving up a weight class and making his bantamweight debut against Zhang, who’s looking for some redemption.
After earning three consecutive victories, the Chinese athlete went toe-to-toe with Alaverdi “Babyface Killer” Ramazanov for the inaugural ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Championship in December. Though it was an extremely competitive affair, “Muay Thai Boy” fell on the wrong side of a unanimous decision.
Zhang is still ranked as the division’s #3 contender, but he’s eager to rejoin the World Title picture with a convincing win over Akimoto.
The ONE: REIGN OF DYNASTIES II co-main event features a Muay Thai World Champion versus Muay Thai World Champion battle, as Zhang’s older brother, “Bamboo Sword” Zhang Chunyu, faces Sagetdao “Deadly Star” Petpayathai in a ONE Super Series Muay Thai featherweight affair.
The Zhang siblings would love nothing more than to create a special memory and achieve victory together in Singapore.
However, this is also a special moment for “Deadly Star.” This fight will mark his first Muay Thai battle since retiring from the sport in 2014, and an impressive win could catapult him into ONE’s Athlete Rankings.
Check below for the full lineup.
Full Card For ONE: REIGN OF DYNASTIES II
- Hiroki Akimoto vs. Zhang Chenglong (ONE Super Series kickboxing – bantamweight)
- Sagetdao Petpayathai vs. Zhang Chunyu (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – featherweight)
- Keanu Subba vs. Tang Kai (mixed martial arts – featherweight)
- Azwan Che Wil vs. Wang Wenfeng (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – flyweight)
- Ryuto Sawada vs. Miao Li Tao (mixed martial arts – strawweight)
- Mohammed Bin Mahmoud vs. Han Zi Hao (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – bantamweight)