Watch The ONE 166: Qatar Weigh-Ins & Hydration Tests

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ONE Championship is ready to break new ground with ONE 166: Qatar – the promotion’s debut fight card in the Middle Eastern powerhouse nation – this Friday, March 1. 

The massive event will take place at Lusail Sports Arena, but before the action can get underway, each athlete must make things official at the ONE 166: Qatar Weigh-Ins & Hydration Tests.    

First, each competitor must submit a hydration sample. If they pass, they can step onto the scale and attempt to make weight for their upcoming battle.   

Fans can watch the proceedings live in the video below beginning at 2 a.m. ET on Thursday / 11 p.m. PT on Wednesday.

In the main event, undefeated Russian superstar Anatoly “Sladkiy” Malykhin is looking to make history as the first three-division MMA World Champion. 

The reigning heavyweight and light heavyweight MMA king will challenge Reinier “The Dutch Knight” de Ridder for the ONE Middleweight MMA World Title in a highly anticipated rematch.

De Ridder is supremely motivated after losing his light heavyweight belt to “Sladkiy” last time. Now, he will look to reverse his fortunes at 205 pounds and hand Malykhin his first career defeat.

Two more World Title rematches will take place, with a ONE Featherweight MMA World Title unification bout between Tang Kai and Thanh Le, and a ONE Strawweight MMA World Title showdown between Jarred “The Monkey God” Brooks and Joshua “The Passion” Pacio.  

Tang defeated Le to take the featherweight MMA throne after a five-round battle in August 2022, but injuries have kept him sidelined ever since.

During that time, Le claimed the interim belt with a win over Ilya Freymanov, and he’s eager for revenge against the Chinese striking specialist.  

Brooks took the strawweight MMA strap from Pacio when they duked it out in December 2022, and he’s vowing to win even more emphatically this time with a finish of the Filipino superstar.

But after returning to the winner’s circle, “The Passion” believes he has made the right adjustments to get back on top and earn redemption against “The Monkey God.” 

The supporting card is packed with even more exciting action, including the likes of Arjan Bhullar vs. Amir Aliakbari in the heavyweight MMA ranks, and a rare 147-pound boxing battle between Zuhayr “The Arabian Warrior” Al-Qahtani and Mehdi “Diamond Heart” Zatout

Check out the full lineup for ONE 166: Qatar, which broadcasts live around the world beginning at 7.30 a.m. ET / 4.30 a.m. PT this Friday, March 1. 

Fight Card For ONE 166: Qatar   

  • (c) Reinier de Ridder vs. Anatoly Malykhin (ONE Middleweight MMA World Title)   
  • (c) Tang Kai vs. Thanh Le (ONE Featherweight MMA World Title unification)   
  • (c) Jarred Brooks vs. Joshua Pacio (ONE Strawweight MMA World Title)    
  • Arjan Bhullar vs. Amir Aliakbari (MMA – heavyweight)   
  • Zuhayr Al-Qahtani vs. Mehdi Zatout (boxing – 147-pound catchweight)    
  • Zafer Sayik vs. Vladimir Kuzmin (Muay Thai – 147.75-pound catchweight) 
  • Osamah Almarwai vs. Cleber Sousa (submission grappling – flyweight)    
  • Zakaria EI Jamari vs. Ali Saldoev (Muay Thai – flyweight)    
  • Shinji Suzuki vs. Han Zi Hao (Muay Thai – bantamweight)   
  • Keito Yamakita vs. Jeremy Miado (MMA – strawweight) 

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