ONE Championship is all set to unleash its final event of the year.
ONE: COLLISION COURSE II, a previously recorded event from the Singapore Indoor Stadium that airs this Friday, 25 December, will feature an explosive Muay Thai main event between Samy “AK47” Sana and Jamal “Kherow” Yusupov.
However, martial arts fans shouldn’t overlook the co-main event battle involving former ONE Flyweight World Champion Kairat “The Kazakh” Akhmetov and former ONE Bantamweight World Title challenger “Ottogi” Dae Hwan Kim, which could see the winner earn a shot at the strap in the near future.
Akhmetov is currently the division’s #3-ranked contender and holds a mixed martial arts record of 26-2.
His ground game has helped him score victories over top contenders like #5-ranked Reece “Lightning” McLaren, former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, and current ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes.
On the other side of the Circle will be Kim, who dropped down to flyweight to continue his pursuit of a ONE World Title.
The South Korean is a superb striker with a background in Muay Thai – a sport in which he’s captured multiple titles.
That means Friday’s bout will be a classic striker-versus-grappler affair. And whoever wins could very well find themselves standing across the Circle from either flyweight king Moraes or top-ranked contender Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson after those competitors fight for the belt in February 2021.
With a potential World Title shot on the line, the Christmas Day contest is guaranteed to deliver.
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