ONE: EMPOWER may have gone down as one of the most exciting mixed martial arts cards of recent months, but ONE: FIRST STRIKE could very well match the intensity.
With only Muay Thai and kickboxing, the all-striking event goes down on 15 October and features the best ONE Super Series featherweight strikers on the planet.
In the headliner, #1-ranked featherweight kickboxer Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan takes on #2-ranked Superbon for the vacant ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Championship.
Superbon last defeated Sitthichai “Killer Kid” Sitsongpeenong to earn his shot at the strap.
Petrosyan is unbeaten in ONE and made waves when he won the inaugural ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Championship in 2019.
Speaking of which, the 2021 ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix will kick off at ONE: FIRST STRIKE and includes another exciting eight-man bracket.
The quarterfinal matchups are:
Marat Grigorian vs. Andy Souwer (World Grand Prix quarterfinal)
Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong vs. Tayfun Ozcan (World Grand Prix quarterfinal)
Samy Sana vs. Chingiz Allazov (World Grand Prix quarterfinal)
Enriko Kehl vs. Davit Kiria (World Grand Prix quarterfinal)
After the first round of the Grand Prix concludes, ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon returns to kickboxing action against two-division ISKA World K-1 Champion Daniel Puertas.
And if that wasn’t enough, the lead card of ONE: FIRST STRIKE is just as talent-rich.
Saemapetch Fairtex finally takes on Tawanchai PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym in a bantamweight Muay Thai clash, Rade Opacic faces Patrick Schmid in a heavyweight kickboxing matchup, Zhang Chunyu meets Dovydas Rimkus in a featherweight kickboxing bout, and Smokin’ Jo Nattawut returns to action against Yurik Davtyan.
Catch all the action live from ONE: FIRST STRIKE by downloading the ONE Super App for free.
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