Kickboxing Grand Prix Final, Holzken-Murtazaev Confirmed For ONE X
Two high-stakes kickboxing bouts have been added to ONE Championship’s 10-year anniversary show.
The promotion will bring the colossal ONE X extravaganza to the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday, 26 March, and it will feature the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Championship Final between #3-ranked Sitthichai “Killer Kid” Sitsongpeenong and #4-ranked Chingiz “Chinga” Allazov.
In addition, the event will also host a pivotal clash between former ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title challengers Nieky “The Natural” Holzken and Islam Murtazaev.
Sitthichai and Allazov gave it their all to reach the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Championship Final.
The Thai superstar earned his spot in the tournament finale by edging out #5-ranked Tayfun “Turbine” Ozcan in the quarterfinal round last October and then beating longtime foe Davit Kiria in their semifinal clash this past Friday.
Likewise, Allazov knocked out 2019 Grand Prix finalist Samy “AK47” Sana in the quarterfinal round last October and then finished Smokin’ Jo Nattawut in the semifinals this past Friday to secure the other spot.
On 26 March, the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Champion will be crowned, be awarded the tournament’s prestigious silver belt, and get the next crack at inaugural ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Champion Superbon Singha Mawynn’s gold.
The global fan base will also see Holzken and Murtazaev do battle for a chance to keep their names in the ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title picture.
Holzken kicked off his ONE Super Series career with a pair of impressive showings, knocking out Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre and decisioning Mustapha “Dynamite” Haida.
Though the Dutch legend fell to reigning divisional king Regian “The Immortal” Eersel in a pair of five-round wars, he bounced back in epic fashion by knocking out both Elliot “The Dragon” Compton and John Wayne “The Gunslinger” Parr.
Meanwhile, Murtazaev pushed Eersel to the limit in his promotional debut last December and nearly lifted the gold from his rival’s waist.
Ultimately, the explosive Dagestani slugger fell on the wrong side of a split decision, but a convincing performance in Singapore could earn him a second date with “The Immortal.”
Stay tuned to ONEFC.com for more news about ONE X.
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