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Tag: ONE Championship

Nieky Holzken is ONE Championship Bound

It was increasingly clear that Nieky Holzken had decided to leave GLORY after his last fight with the organization. After being the face of the welterweight division in GLORY for years, Holzken found himself on the outs, with a new breed of welterweight running the division. When GLORY didn’t see the value in a big-money contract in Holzken after a series of losses, Holzken took to social media to vent his frustrations numerous times. So it should come as no shock to anyone that Holzken is in the process of signing with another organization. While most kickboxing fans saw a [read more]

ONE Championship: Kingdom of Heroes Results – Srisaket Defends, Njokuani Defeats Souwer and More

ONE Championship held their big Kingdom of Heroes event today, with a whopping four different combat disciplines taking center stage in boxing, MMA, kickboxing and muay thai. The main event, which has garnered them a good deal of media attention, saw international boxing sensation Srisaket Sor Rungvisai defeat Iran Diaz via decision in twelve rounds. In addition, Stamp Fairtex was able to rip away the ONE Kickboxing Atomweight Championship from Kai Ting Chuang’s grasp with a five round decision. MMA legend Shinya Aoki made quick work of Ev Ting with an arm triangle in round one, solidifying that he really [read more]

ONE Championship: Kingdom of Heroes Full Fight Card

This Saturday, October 6th in Bangkok ONE Championship presents Kingdom of Heroes, a jam-packed card featuring MMA, boxing, kickboxing and muay thai all together on one card. It’s perhaps the most high-concept of all ONE Championship cards to date featuring big names from across the spectrum. The event serves as their first foray into professional boxing with the WBC Super Flyweight World Championship on the line as Srisaket Sor Rungvisai looks to defend his title against Iran Diaz. In addition, there is a host of Super Series bouts in both kickboxing and muay thai, with a whopping seven fights across [read more]

ONE Championship Conquest of Heroes Results: Rodtang Defeats Wielzen

Today in Jakarta ONE Championship’s Conquest of Heroes happened, seeing Joshua Pacio defeat Yoshitaka Naito in a thrilling Strawweight bout to capture the ONE title, but we’re here for the muay thai bouts, obviously. There were only two Super Series bouts on this show, both of which were contested under muay thai rules. The first one saw Fabrice Fairtex Delannon pick up a hard-fought decision victory over¬†Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon. In a ONE Super Series Muay Thai thriller, Fabrice Fairtex Delannon scores a split-decision win over Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon! #WeAreONE #ConquestOfHeroes #Jakarta #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/vIWmtfsCdT — ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) September 22, 2018 In the [read more]

ONE Championship Beyond the Horizon Results: Tukkatatong Defeats Topic

ONE Championship returned from a bit of a summer breather with ONE Championship Beyond the Horizon, featuring four big Super Series bouts, one in kickboxing, three in muay thai. There was a lot of solid action featured on this card, like from Shanghai on the ONE App, with the action taking place inside of the ring with standard boxing gloves. Hakim Hamech was able to put a beating on Yukinori Ogasawara, with a flurry of punches in the first round putting Ogasawara down and out. Hakim Hamech knocks out Yukinori Ogasawara at 2:59 of Round 1! #WeAreONE #BeyondTheHorizon #Shanghai #MartialArts [read more]

ONE Championship 2019 Event Schedule Announced at Tokyo Press Conference

In a press conference in Japan yesterday, ONE Championship announced their 2019 line-up, chock full of events. How many events, exactly? The ONE Championship 2019 season is looking to have at least 24 shows, with that many released yesterday. If you’ve been following ONE Championship this year it’ll make sense, as they’ve been putting on a lot of events thus far, which seems like a tall task but their roster and scope has expanded dramatically. While the main focus of the presser was on upcoming MMA fights, the ONE Super Series kickboxing and muay thai realms were definitely represented as [read more]

ONE: Reign of Kings sees Chris Ngimbi Defeat Armen Petrosyan

Today in Manilla ONE Championship: Reign of Kings went down in a night that saw Shinya Aoki return to his crazy roots, Renzo Gracie tap fellow legend Yuki Kondo and three Super Series bouts in muay thai. The big fight of the night was Chris Ngimbi taking on Armen Petrosyan. Armen, the brother of Giorgio, is a tough fight for anyone, with a more clinch-heavy style than his brother which earned him the nickname of “Dirty Petrosyan” from the Warman and myself a few years ago. Chris Ngimbi pulls off a split-decision victory over Armen Petrosyan in a ONE Super [read more]

ONE SuperSeries Bouts for Reign of Kings: Armen Petrosyan vs. Chris Ngimbi

On July 27th ONE Championship heads to Manilla for Reign of Kings, featuring ONE SuperSeries bouts in kickboxing and muay thai. The big, feature bout is between Armen Petrosyan and Chris Ngimbi. Armen’s brother, Giorgio, has defeated Ngimbi in the past, making this an interesting, familial bout and another chance for Ngimbi to prove himself. Ngimbi is the former It’s Showtime 70kg champion and was, at a time, one of the best in the world at 70kg. He retired briefly in 2012, but has been active ever since, trotting the globe and fighting some of the best in the world. [read more]

ONE Championship Pursuit of Power: Jo Nattawut Floors Drai in Round One

ONE Championship headed to Kuala Lumpur for Pursuit of Power today for yet another event packed full of martial arts action, featuring former Lion Fight champion Jo Nattawut. Like always, the event featured a number of ONE SuperSeries bouts, including the feature bout between Jo Nattawut and Yohann Fairtex Drai. The fights happened inside of the cage with the smaller MMA gloves, which meant the action moved quickly and saw some thrilling moments. Nattawut with small gloves is a very scary thing, as Drai found out early on in round one. Nattawut, while he might be known for elbows more [read more]

ONE: Pursuit of Power SuperSeries Fight Card: Nattawut vs. Drai

ONE returns this weekend on July 13th with ONE: Pursuit of Power featuring Jo Nattawut vs. Yohann Fairtex Drai as the main feature for the ONE SuperSeries. Nattawut is a decorated muay thai fighter who made a name for himself in the United States under the Lion Fight banner as the Super Welterweight Champion, now fighting under the ONE banner. He’ll be fighting the very tough Yohann Drai who has split his time between kickboxing for Kunlun Fight and practicing muay thai across the globe. This should make for an exciting bout between the two fighters. Also featured is Sergej [read more]