ONE CHAMPIONSHIP returns to China bigger and better than ever.
Set for Beijing this Saturday, 16 November, ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS will introduce the inaugural ONE Light Heavyweight Kickboxing World Title.
The 11-bout card also features familiar names, new faces, and last but not least, world-class martial artists, all vying for a chance to prove their traits on the global stage.
It is hard to single out four must-watch bouts at the Cadillac Arena, but here they are, in no particular order.
#1 – Ilias Ennahachi’s First Title Defense
Given his last performance in ONE Championship, it is hard not to include ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion Ilias “Tweety” Ennahachi on the list of must-watch bouts.
The Dutch-Moroccan striking ace shocked the world in his promotional debut in August, knocking out “The Baby Shark” Petchdam Petchyindee Academy in the main event of ONE: DREAMS OF GOLD in Bangkok.
Still only 23, Ennahachi exhibits traits of an experienced athlete, hardly missing any shots and very technical in the pocket.
All those skills will be put to test against an old foe, China’s Wang “Metal Storm” Wenfeng in Beijing. Both athletes hold one win apiece, and this main event rubber match is sure to set off fireworks on Saturday.
#2 – The Return Of A Legend
There is no bigger name on the card than the living legend “The Boxing Computer” Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex.
The Muay Thai icon makes his return against Russia’s Jamal “Kherow” Yusupov in a three-round catchweight contest.
The multiple-time Lumpinee Stadium World Champion never fails to deliver on the biggest stage, so fans can expect the 34-year-old to put on a masterclass against Yusupov in China.
#3 – A Wrestling Phenom Makes Her Debut
The Evolve MMA star is the latest athlete from India to call ONE her home, and she plans to follow the footsteps of her compatriots to achieve greatness in the world’s largest martial arts organization.
However, her wrestling skills will be tested against an opponent who has a great understanding of jiu-jitsu.
Another debutant on the stacked card, Nam is keen to live up to her moniker, “Captain Marvel,” when she arrives at the Cadillac Arena.
#4 – A Clash Between Two Freight Trains
Two titans clash for the ONE Light Heavyweight Kickboxing World Title in the co-main event.
The 27-year-old will be eying for victory number two against his arch-nemesis and put the rivalry to bed.
Can he continue his hot form, or will the newcomer ruin his party?
Tune in to Astro SuperSport 3 or RTM HD Sports at 6:30pm MYT to watch the main card of ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS.