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Tag: ONE Championship

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]

WBC Boxing Champ Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Making ONE Championship Debut in October

While many of the combat sports promotions in the world are focused on doubling down on promoting a lone sport, ONE Championship is showing its dedication to the broad spectrum of sports this October. On October 6th in Thailand, ONE Championship: Kingdom of Heroes will feature the ONE debut of WBC and Ring Super Flyweight Champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai’s debut won’t be in MMA, kickboxing or muay thai — all sports ONE already promotes — but in his home sport of professional boxing. If that sounds like a departure, then you haven’t been paying attention to ONE’s flexibility and [read more]

Kai Ting Chuang Scores Championship Victory at ONE Championship: Battle For the Heavens

ONE Championship headed back to the ring for ONE Championship: Battle For the Heavens to decide the ONE Championship Atomweight Kickboxing Championship between Kai Ting Chuang from China and Yodcherry Sityodtong from Thailand in the main event. It was a war between the two, with the contrasting styles highlighted throughout the fight. Chuang was able to dominate the ring with her push kick and punch flurries. Her hands are fast, accurate and she isn’t afraid to unload. The story of the fight was Yodcherry looking to methodically piece Kai Ting apart, only for Chuang to close the distance, lower Yodcherry’s [read more]

ONE SuperSeries Headlines ONE Battle For the Heavens in Guangzhou

On July 7th ONE kicks back with Battle For the Heavens, which will feature the ONE SuperSeries prominently on the show. The main event for the evening will see a new Atomweight Kickboxing champion crowned in a battle between Yodcherry Sityodtong and Kai Ting Chuang. In a card that is featuring many Chinese athletes prominently, the main event is a clash between Thailand and China to determine the first ever champion in a division. On top of that, Andre Meunier will fight Ibrahim El Bouni, who has made a name for himself in such promotions as W5, K-1 Japan and [read more]

ONE Spirit of a Warrior Results: Sorgraw Beats Sana

ONE Championship’s Spirit of a Warrior will definitely be the story of the MMA bout between Aung La N Sang and Ken Hasegawa for the ONE Middleweight Championship, the company continued its march into professional kickboxing and muay thai with three ONE SuperSeries fights on the card. Surprisingly enough, for a night when the kickboxing bouts took place inside of the MMA cage with MMA gloves, there were no stoppages. Instead what we saw was a lot of action and a lot of these guys trying to get used to this setting for kickboxing. Sorgraw and Samy Sana were the highlight [read more]

ONE Championship Spirit of a Warrior Kickboxing Card

ONE Championship returns on June 29th with Spirit of a Warrior live from Myanmar with yet another mixed card featuring MMA and kickboxing bouts. The One SuperSeries has provided us with some awesome kickboxing and muay thai action thus far, including a card today, with Spirit of a Warrior looking to give us yet more kickboxing action live on the ONE App (available on both Apple and Android devices). Spirit of a Warrior features three kickboxing bouts thus far, with two set for the prelims and one on the main card thus far. That is, of course, subject to change, [read more]

Lerdsilla Picks Up a Hard-Fought Decision Victory at ONE Championship Pinnacle of Power

ONE Championship headed to Macau for ONE Pinnacle of Power today, featuring a ring over a cage for the action, which made the showdown between Lerdsilla and Sok Thy’s fight all-the-more exciting. There were four ONE SuperSeries bouts featured on this card, all of which were held under traditional muay thai rules inside of the ring outside of the one kickboxing bout. Four bouts was, indeed, an increase and the action went fast throughout the night. Yukinori Ogasawara picked up a KO victory over Rui Botleho with, of all things, a pretty incredible spinning back elbow in the second round. [read more]