ONE Championship’s mission is to produce the most thrilling martial arts action for fans across the globe – but athlete, staff, and live-audience safety is still paramount, especially when it comes to COVID-19.
With that said, The Home Of Martial Arts had to make some recent changes to its ONE: UNBREAKABLE card, which broadcasts live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium this Friday, 22 January.
Filipino star Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang was originally scheduled to face “Wolf of the Grasslands” Hexigetu in a strawweight mixed martial arts contest, but Hexigetu was forced to withdraw from the bout because his home province of Hebei, China, was put into lockdown following a recent COVID-19 spike.
Taking his place will be Namiki Kawahara, a Japanese Mixed Martial Arts Champion who represents the Team Alpha Male mega gym.
The Osaka native is riding a two-bout winning streak and owns an impressive 86 percent finishing rate.
Now, the Japanese promotional newcomer has a chance to follow in the footsteps of his compatriot, Hiroba Minowa, who made an instant impact in the division by defeating Adiwang via split decision in his ONE debut last November.
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In addition, Serbian Muay Thai Champion Rade Opacic was originally slated to meet Patrick “Big Swiss” Schmid, but one of Schmid’s cornermen tested positive for COVID-19, which led to his removal from the card.
Replacing him will be Bruno Susano, an ISKA Kickboxing World Champion who brings an astonishing 86-16 professional record with him into the Circle.
This heavyweight bout will be contested under ONE Super Series kickboxing rules, and the victor could be considered one of the leading men in the division.
For more updates on ONE: UNBREAKABLE, stay tuned to ONEFC.com.