Rade Opacic may have taken ONE’s heavyweight kickboxing division by storm this past Friday at ONE: FIRST STRIKE after stopping Patrick “Big Swiss” Schmid, but he’ll have to wait to get his shot at ONE gold. Before he comes into consideration, Two other established strikers in Roman Kryklia and Iraj Azizpour will square off for … Continue reading "Roman Kryklia Vs. Iraj Azizpour World Championship Trilogy Announced For ONE: NEXTGEN Main Event"
From the curtain-raiser to the main event, it was a night of explosive kickboxing action at ONE: FIRST STRIKE on Friday, 15 October, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. A new kickboxing king was crowned, and the semifinal brackets of the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix were decided. In the main event, Superbon silenced the naysayers when he scored … Continue reading "ONE: First Strike Results – Superbon Wins Inaugural ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Title, Four Men Advance To GP Se
Last Friday, 15 October, at ONE: FIRST STRIKE, Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan succumbed to his first loss in nearly eight years. The Italian-Armenian suffered a second-round knockout at the hands of the former #2-ranked featherweight kickboxer Superbon, who, with the victory, won the inaugural ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Championship and put himself at the top of the division. Petrosyan … Continue reading "Giorgio Petrosyan Sends Reassuring Message To Concerned Fans"
It’s been weeks since ONE: REVOLUTION. With the ONE Lightweight World Title changing hands for the first time since 2019, South Korean superstar Ok Rae Yoon is now the reigning World Champion. Ok went against the grain and shocked the world by defeating longtime titleholder Christian Lee to win via unanimous decision, lifting the lightweight … Continue reading "Ok Rae Yoon Wants to Erase All Doubt, Dominate in Rematch With Christian Lee"
A few weeks have passed since Christian “The Warrior” Lee’s much debated unanimous decision loss to dangerous South Korean Ok Rae Yoon. But the feeling of unease still remains for the 23-year-old former ONE Lightweight World Champion. Lee surrendered the lightweight World Title to Ok at ONE: REVOLUTION, which took place in late September. It … Continue reading "Christian Lee Finally Reacts To Ok Rae Yoon Loss: ‘In My Mind, I’m Still The Champion’"
Reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee isn’t sitting on her couch at home in Hawaii just waiting for someone to be crowned at the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix. In fact, like the World Champion that she is, the 25-year-old is already deep in training, getting ready to face the overall … Continue reading "Angela Lee Reveals Her Picks for the Grand Prix, Prepares to Defend Her Title Against Winner"
ONE Championship has just added a dangerous Dagestani finisher to its roster. Undefeated former UFC Lightweight World Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s training partner and friend, Saygid Izagakhmaev, signed with ONE Championship this week. Nurmagomedov broke the news on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, thanking ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong in the process. Whether or not … Continue reading "New Signing: Saygid Izagakhmaev Pens Deal With ONE Championship"
Patrick “Big Swiss” Schmid will finally get the bout he’s been waiting for – a heavyweight kickboxing clash against dangerous finisher Rade Opacic – this Friday, 15 October. After their previously scheduled match at “ONE on TNT I” fell through, the two strikers will now meet at ONE: FIRST STRIKE, and having seen Opacic in action, Schmid feels that … Continue reading "Patrick Schmid: ‘Good Fights Always Take Two Game Opponents’"
Davit Kiria will step into the ONE Championship Circle and take part in the toughest kickboxing tournament of his storied career this Friday, 15 October. The Georgian meets Enriko “The Hurricane” Kehl in the quarterfinals of the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix at ONE: FIRST STRIKE on Friday, 15 October. “It’s a really big opportunity,” Kiria said. “I have to be … Continue reading "Davit Kiria: Enriko Kehl’s ‘Weaknesses Will Bring Me Success’"
Superbon has faced and beaten some of the best kickboxers in the sport, but he has yet to face the man who many experts consider to be the best kickboxer on the planet. That’ll all change come Friday, 15 October, when the #2-ranked contender steps into the ONE Championship Circle to face top-ranked Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan for the inaugural ONE Featherweight Kickboxing … Continue reading "Superbon Relying On ‘Wits And Tactics’ Against Giorgio Petrosyan"
Enriko “The Hurricane” Kehl is a man anew. The German striker recently changed gyms, and the success he’s been having inside the ONE Championship Circle because of it has been showing. But he’ll now put the faith he has in his new team to the test when he takes on Davit Kiria in the quarterfinals of the ONE … Continue reading "Enriko Kehl Primed For KO Win At ONE: FIRST STRIKE"
It has been more than a year since Thanh Le captured the ONE Featherweight World Championship with his stunning third round technical knockout win over Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen in October of 2020. As sweet of a feeling as taking home the gold was for the Vietnamese-American fighter, he’s ready to snap out of this … Continue reading "Thanh Le Raring To Cement His Claim As Top Dog in ONE’s Featherweight Division"
Save for the reigning champion, there’s no one in ONE’s featherweight division who’s a hotter ticket right now than Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu superstar has taken the promotion by storm since signing in 2018, slowly building his case for a shot at the crown. After going undefeated in six matches, Tonon, … Continue reading "Red-Hot Garry Tonon Ready To Seize The Spotlight, Take The ONE Featherweight Throne"
Sitthichai “Killer Kid” Sitsongpeenong isn’t ready to relinquish his #4 spot in the featherweight kickboxing rankings – and he’s sure not ready to hand over a spot in the semifinals of the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix. After a quick detour to Muay Thai, where he beat a top-ranked fighter in Tawanchai PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym, Sitthichai returns … Continue reading "Sitthichai Warns Tayfun Ozcan: ‘I’m Developing My Punches To Hit Harder, Faster Than Before’"
In his ONE Championship debut, Marat Grigorian wasted no time with his punches, dispatching Ivan Kondratev in the second round of their kickboxing clash. And ahead of his ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix quarterfinal match against legendary Andy “Souwer Power” Souwer at ONE: FIRST STRIKE on Friday, 15 October, he’s wasting even less time with his words. “Andy,” Grigorian said, “I … Continue reading "Marat Grigorian Looking To ‘Break’ All Grand Prix Competitors, Starting With Andy So
There comes a time in every veteran fighter’s career when their days start to become numbered. The body slows. The motivation wanes. Injuries take longer to heal. And the opponents, who are trying to build their own legacies, become faster and tougher. However, this is not yet the case for 38-year-old Andy “Souwer Power” Souwer – a … Continue reading "Andy Souwer Wants To Solidify ‘Legend’ Status, Starting At ONE: FIRST STRIKE"
It has been far too long since Stamp Fairtex has had a belt draped over her shoulder. After a disastrous 2020 where she lost both the ONE Atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Championships, the Thai fighter has recalibrated and shifted her focus to a new goal — winning the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand … Continue reading "Stamp Fairtex Comments on Itsuki Hirata – Ritu Phogat Grand Prix Matchup"
Top-ranked ONE featherweight kickboxer Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan has spent almost two decades entertaining fans of the striking sport. However, ahead of his inaugural ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Championship fight with #2-ranked Superbon at ONE: FIRST STRIKE on Friday, 15 October, the Armenian-Italian hasn’t been very entertained by his opponent’s words. “He is saying a lot of [nonsense] right now. I do not … Continue reading "Giorgio Petrosyan: ‘I Only Care About Hitting Hard And Br
Just like most fight fans, Team Lakay strawweight sensation Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang is excited for the unique special mixed rules showdown between Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and reigning ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon. Johnson and Jitmuangnon throw down at ONE X, ONE Championship’s 10th anniversary show on 5 … Continue reading "Lito Adiwang Wouldn’t Mind Challenging Demetrious Johnson Or Rodtang In Another Special Rules Fight"
ONE Heavyweight World Champion Arjan “Singh” Bhullar is already predicting how his first World Title defense will go, and he doesn’t even have a date for it yet. He does, however, have an opponent. The newly crowned heavyweight king will defend his crown against rising Russian star Anatoly “Sladkiy” Malykhin, who earned his shot by … Continue reading "Arjan Bhullar Looking To ‘Exploit’ Anatoly Malykhin In First World Title Defense"
It looks like newly crowned ONE Heavyweight World Champion Arjan “Singh” Bhullar has confirmed an opponent for his first world title defense. Unbeaten Russian star Anatoly Malykhin has emerged from the pile of ONE Championship heavyweights as the top contender in the promotion’s highest division, following a thrilling knockout victory over highly regarded Amir Aliakbari … Continue reading "Arjan Bhullar Praises Anatoly Malykhin’s Victory, But Says He Will Be ‘Busted Up’"
Many mixed martial arts fans thought that former ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen would win his bout at ONE: REVOLUTION and go one to challenge the World Champion for the belt. However, “The Fighting God” Kim Jae Woong had plans of his own. Kim knocked Martin out in the first round of their featherweight scrap last Friday, 24 … Continue reading "Kim Jae Woong Shoots On Thanh Le, Garry Tonon: ‘I’m Ready For Both’"
ONE Championship will hold its hybrid rules super-fight between ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon and 12-time Mixed Martial Arts World Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson at ONE X on 5 December. And its announcement sent the combat sports world went into a frenzy. However, one person thought it was a … Continue reading "Chatri Sityodtong On Dana White: ‘He Doesn’t Know About Martial Arts’"
The two semifinal bouts for the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix have been decided. Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat will face Itsuki “Android 18” Hirata while Stamp Fairtex and “Arale Chan” Seo Hee Ham will battle it out for a spot in the final round and chance to be named the #1 contender for … Continue reading "Phogat Vs. Hirata, Ham Vs. Stamp Confirmed For ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix Semifinals"
ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon was scheduled to battle Daniel Puertas under kickboxing rules at ONE: FIRST STRIKE on 15 October. Unfortunately, Rodtang had to withdraw from the bout because he tested positive for COVID-19. However, the show still goes on for Puertas. He’ll now be facing Rodtang’s teammate and #3-ranked Muay Thai specialist, “The … Continue reading "Panpayak Replaces Rodtang Against Daniel Puertas At ONE: FIRST STRIKE"