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Tag: ONE Championship

Topic and Maslobojev Win ONE Super Series Bouts at Grit and Glory

Today in Jakarta ONE Championship held their event Grit and Glory, featuring their second outing into the realm of kickboxing and muay thai with their Super Series, featuring just two bouts — one apiece — at the event, although they were interesting fights and a good appetizer for their next event, which will feature a few more bouts. The first fight saw Ongjen Topic defeat Stergos Mikkios via decision in three rounds. The two men met under full muay thai rules inside of the ONE cage where Topic was able to out-strike Mikkios, controlling where in the cage the fight [read more]

Sergej Maslobojev vs. Antonio Plazibat at ONE is a Clash of a New Generation

When talking about heavyweight kickboxing it can be difficult to really nail down who the next generation of talent is. Right now everything is about Rico Verhoeven and Badr Hari, while some of the old guard still hold on and fight occasionally, they’ve mostly moved on, leaving this generation. The problem is that Rico Verhoeven really seems like he’s virtually unchallenged right now. But while Rico Verhoeven has been getting all of the attention, heavyweights from around the world have been honing their respective crafts, all of them looking to claim the crown that Verhoeven lays claim to as the [read more]

ONE Holds Press Conference Hyping Up ONE Super Series Kickboxing Debut

Today in Manila, ONE Championship hyped up their upcoming event, ONE: Heroes of Honor, which takes place on April 20th, featuring Kevin Belingon vs. Andrew Leone as the main event in MMA, but also the debut of the ONE Super Series, their kickboxing and muay thai fights. The big ONE Super Series feature bout is Giorgio Petrosyan taking on “Smokin” Jo Nattawut in a bout that should be a scorcher. ONE President and CEO Chatri Sityodong talked about the historic event. “It’s an open invitation to the greatest strikers in the world,” said Sityodtong. “Fans will witness the absolute elite in [read more]

ONE Kickboxing and Muay Thai Bouts Announced For Two May Events

As we heard a while ago, ONE Championship is moving into the realm of professional kickboxing and muay thai. The first two foray will be on April 20th, featuring Petrosyan vs. Nattawut and more, with back-to-back events announced in May featuring a few big bouts. The first event is May 12th in Jakarta which features a kickboxing bout and a muay thai bout. The second is May 18th in Singapore, which features two muay thai bouts, one of which is a world title bout, and one kickboxing bout. It’s interesting to note the quality of names on these shows, with [read more]

ONE Championship Launching Kickboxing Show in April, Petrosyan vs. Nattawut Headlines

Interesting news coming out of Asia, as MMA promotion ONE Championship (nee OneFC) is going to be launching a professional kickboxing promotion starting on April 20th in Manila. The affair, which will be branded “ONE Championship Kickboxing,” will be a part of the show ONE: Heroes of Honor at the Mall of Asia Arena and will be headlined by Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Jo Nattawut. The list of talent secured thus far is impressive, with the names including: Petchboonchu FA Group, Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, Yodsaenklai Fairtex, Sam-A Gaiyanghadao, Singtongnoi Por Telakun, Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, Sagetdao Petpayathai, Kwankhao Mor. Rattanabandit, Yodcherry Sityodtong, Giorgio Petrosyan, [read more]