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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 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 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]

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]