Women’s Atomweight World GP Semifinals To Headline ONE: NEXTGEN

Pictures from the fight between Stamp Fairtex and Alyona Rassohyna from ONE: EMPOWER

A pair of ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix semifinal bouts will now headline the promotion’s upcoming card, ONE: NEXTGEN, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium this Friday, 29 October.

Former two-sport queen Stamp Fairtex will collide with Brazilian standout Julie Mezabarba in the main event.

And wrestling megastar Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat will now square off against Filipina phenom Jenelyn Olsim in the other semifinal.

Phogat was originally slated to face Itsuki “Android 18” Hirata, but an undisclosed medical issue has forced the unbeaten Japanese judoka to withdraw from the contest. 

Olsim, who is currently the #5-ranked women’s strawweight contender, beat Bi “Killer Bee” Nguyen in her atomweight debut this past August. She now replaces Hirata in the tournament semifinals.

The two winners of the tournament semifinal bouts will meet in the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix Championship Final, which goes down later this year.

Jenelyn Olsim meets Ritu Phogat at ONE: NEXTGEN on 29 October

Also, the first-ever ONE Heavyweight Kickboxing World Title fight will have to wait a little bit longer.

Reigning ONE Light Heavyweight Kickboxing World Champion Roman Kryklia was scheduled to face longtime foe Iraj Azizpour in a trilogy bout for the organization’s inaugural heavyweight kickboxing belt.

But like the aforementioned Hirata, Kryklia has been forced to withdraw from the colossal showdown due to an undisclosed medical issue.

Azizpour will remain on the card, but now he will make his promotional debut against Brazilian knockout artist Anderson “Braddock” Silva in a ONE Super Series heavyweight kickboxing tilt.

Take a look at the revised lineup for ONE: NEXTGEN below.

Iranian kickboxer Iraj Azizpour

Full Card For ONE: NEXTGEN

  • Stamp Fairtex vs. Julie Mezabarba (Women’s Atomweight World GP Semifinal)
  • Ritu Phogat vs. Jenelyn Olsim (Women’s Atomweight World GP Semifinal)
  • Iraj Azizpour vs. Anderson Silva (heavyweight – kickboxing)
  • Kirill Grishenko vs. Dustin Joynson (heavyweight – mixed martial arts)
  • Miao Li Tao vs. Jeremy Miado (strawweight – mixed martial arts)
  • Beybulat Isaev vs. Bogdan Stoica (light heavyweight – kickboxing)

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