ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao will not have to wait long to defend his coveted belt again.
The 32-year-old Thai, who narrowly defeated Algerian contender Brice “The Truck” Delval just one month ago, will make his return at ONE: EDGE OF GREATNESS inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday, 22 November.
He will put the gold on the line against his compatriot, Saemapetch Fairtex, in the main event of the evening.
Nong-O, who represents the famed Evolve camp in Singapore, has been on an absolute tear ever since he came out of retirement and joined ONE Super Series in April 2018.
After ripping through Fabio Pinca and Mehdi Zatout, he defeated Chinese star Han Zi Hao in February to claim the inaugural ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championship.
The Thai followed that up with a pair of successful title defenses over Hiroaki Suzuki and Delval, and he faces another tough challenge in “The Lion City” next month.
Like his countryman, Saemapetch has enjoyed a successful run in ONE Super Series.
Following a dominant promotional debut in July 2018, the 25-year-old Pattaya native continued to deliver impressive performances.
The Fairtex representative beat rising stars Alaverdi “Babyface Killer” Ramazanov and Ognjen Topic in thrilling battles to ultimately earn a World Title shot.
The two mixed martial artists have been among the most exciting lightweights in the entire division.
Khan, a Singaporean Muay Thai champion who trains out of Evolve, is one of the premier knockout artists in the weight class.
The 24-year-old has an astonishing 91 percent finishing rate, and he has defeated top athletes including established veteran Adrian “The Hunter” Pang and former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario.
Much like his adversary, “E.T.” is highly skilled, too.
Ting, a New Zealand featherweight champion who perfects his craft at Auckland MMA, has been referred to as a human highlight-reel due to his sensational finishes against the likes of Daichi Abe, Edward Kelly, and former ONE Welterweight World Champion Nobutatsu Suzuki.
When the 30-year-old Malaysian-Kiwi meets the hometown hero inside the Circle, fans are guaranteed to see fireworks for as long as this lightweight showdown lasts.
Singaporean fans will also have the opportunity to watch many other local stars on the global stage.
The final event in “The Lion City” for 2019 will feature the return of Tiffany “No Chill” Teo, Rahul “The Kerala Krusher” Raju, “Pretty Boy” Troy Worthen, and former ONE Strawweight World Champions Alex “Little Rock” Silva and Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke.
Check below for the list of bouts already confirmed for ONE: EDGE OF GREATNESS. More contests will be announced in the weeks ahead.
- Nong-O Gaiyanghadao vs. Saemapetch Fairtex (ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Title)
- Amir Khan vs. Ev Ting (mixed martial arts – lightweight)
- Maira Mazar vs. Tiffany Teo (mixed martial arts – women’s strawweight)
- Alex Silva vs. Peng Xue Wen (mixed martial arts – strawweight)
- Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke vs. Muhammad Imran (mixed martial arts – strawweight)
- Troy Worthen vs. Chen Lei (mixed martial arts – bantamweight)
- Rahul Raju vs. Ahmed Mujtaba (mixed martial arts – lightweight)
- Petchmorrakot Petchyindee Academy vs. Charlie Peters (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – featherweight)