Khan, Tonon, Yamaguchi And More Added To ONE: ENTER THE DRAGON
Six more sensational bouts have been added to the blockbuster ONE: ENTER THE DRAGON bout card at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Two World Title contests will feature in the main and co-main events on 17 May following all four ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix quarter-final matches, but those encounters are just the tip of the iceberg.
???? 17 MAY ????✅ Shinya Aoki vs. Christian Lee for the ONE Lightweight World Title✅ Nieky Holzken vs. Regian Eersel for the ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title✅ 8 of the world's best strikers enter the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix ✅ The ONE debut of "Super" Sage NorthcuttSingapore | 17 May | 7:00PM | Watch on the ONE Super App: http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast | Tickets: http://bit.ly/onedragon19
Posted by ONE Championship on Monday, April 15, 2019
In the first of the newly-announced bouts, former ONE Lightweight World Title contender Amir Khan will return to action when he welcomes undefeated Italian superstar Iurie Lapicus to ONE Championship.
Before that, three former ONE Strawweight World Champions will enter the Circle as they aim to get big wins on their way back to the gold.
Muay Thai legend “Kru Rong” Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke will face China’s Miao Li Tao, who will make his debut in the Home Of Martial Arts. Also, Alex “Little Rock” Silva of Brazil and Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito of Japan will go head-to-head in a long-awaited rubber match.
Two rising stars of the featherweight division will clash in what could be one of the bouts of the night when grappling World Champion Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon of the United States makes a quick turnaround to face Japan’s Yoshiki Nakahara.
Women’s atomweights will be represented on the undercard when former World Title challenger Mei “V.V.” Yamaguchi returns from a successful homecoming in Tokyo, Japan to face China’s Meng Bo in her first contest on the global stage for martial arts.
Finally, Singapore’s Rahul “The Kerala Krusher” Raju will take on the Philippines’ Richard “Notorious” Corminal in an exciting lightweight contest.
Every confirmed match-up for ONE: ENTER THE DRAGON is listed below.
- Shinya Aoki VS Christian Lee (ONE Lightweight World Championship)
- Nieky Holzken VS Regian Eersel (ONE Super Series Lightweight Kickboxing World Championship)
- Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy VS Giorgio Petrosyan (ONE Super Series Kickboxing Featherweight Grand Prix quarter-final)
- Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex VS Samy Sana (ONE Super Series Kickboxing Featherweight Grand Prix quarter-final)
- Dzhabar Askerov vs Enriko Kehl (ONE Super Series Kickboxing Featherweight Grand Prix quarter-final)
- Jo Nattawut VS Andy Souwer (ONE Super Series Kickboxing Featherweight Grand Prix quarter-final)
- Sage Northcutt VS Cosmo Alexandre (mixed martial arts – welterweight)
- Ariel Sexton VS Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev (ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix semi-final)
- Amir Khan VS Iurie Lapicus (mixed martial arts – lightweight)
- Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke VS Miao Li Tao (mixed martial arts – strawweight)
- Alex Silva VS Yoshitaka Naito (mixed martial arts – strawweight)
- Garry Tonon VS Yoshiki Nakahara (mixed martial arts – featherweight)
- Mei Yamaguchi VS Meng Bo (mixed martial arts – women’s atomweight)
- Rahul Raju VS Richard Corminal (mixed martial arts – lightweight)