Singapore: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship (ONE), has just announced its return home to Singapore for ONE: EDGE OF GREATNESS. The Singapore Indoor Stadium will once again play host to the world’s greatest martial arts athletes this November 22. And making his much anticipated return to the Circle will be Malaysia’s own Ev “E.T.” Ting in the co-main event of the evening.
Ting, a former ONE World Title Challenger will be locking heads with Singapore’s Amir Khan, also a former ONE World Title Challenger, in a lightweight mixed martial arts clash. His opponent, Khan, is a Singaporean Muay Thai champion who has faced some of the biggest names in ONE Championship’s lightweight division, including former ONE Lightweight World Champion, Eduard Folayang and former ONE Featherweight World Champion, Honorio Banario.
Meanwhile, the Auckland-based Ting, who made his professional debut in 2011, is coming into this clash following a spectacular come-from-behind victory against Daichi Abe last July. The Malaysian-Kiwi sensation, undoubtedly one of the world’s best lightweights, blazed a trail across Asia, New Zealand, and Australia before making waves on the global stage of ONE Championship. Ting has since defeated proven contenders such as former ONE Welterweight World Champion Nobutatsu Suzuki, Ariel Sexton, and Kamal Shalorus.
The rest of the card is stacked with even more world-class martial artists and local talent. In the main event, reigning ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao of Thailand will defend his World Title against countryman Saemapetch Fairtex.
Considered one of the greatest strikers of all time, Nong-O has captured nearly every accolade in Muay Thai. He made his first appearance at the famed Rajadamnern Stadium when he was just a teenager and won. That set off an incredible run of success.
Nong-O’s next opponent is countryman Saemapetch, one of the fastest rising stars in Thailand. The former MTGP Welterweight World Champion joined ONE Super Series in 2018 and has since impressed during his time inside the Circle.
Prodigiously talented, Saemapetch took up Muay Thai at the age of 11, and a mere three years later was competing at the famed Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok. Now training out of the renowned Fairtex camp in Pattaya, alongside the likes of Muay Thai World Champions Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex and Stamp Fairtex, Saemapetch is a talent to watch out for.
In another bout, Singaporean star Tiffany Teo, one of the fastest rising stars in Asia and former ONE Women’s Strawweight World Title challenger , is set to make her ONE Championship return against promotional newcomer Maira Mazar of Brazil, who’s currently riding a two-bout win streak.
Also on the card is undefeated American featherweight Troy Worthen, who faces Chinese knockout artist “Rock Man” Chen Lei. Worthen, who trains out of Evolve in Singapore, is a former NCWA Conference Champion and All-American with over 400 career wrestling matches under his belt.
He made his mixed martial arts debut in 2015 and has since won all five of his bouts. He signed with ONE Championship last July and debuted with a second-round technical knockout victory over Chen Rui. His opponent, the hard-hitting “Rock Man,” is a Shanghai Open BJJ Champion known for his fast and powerful hands. Chen started his ONE Championship career finishing his first four opponents in spectacular fashion.
Former ONE Strawweight World Champion Alex “Little Rock” Silva of Brazil is set to take on China’s Peng Xue Wen in a strawweight contest. Silva, a mainstay at Evolve in Singapore, is fresh off an impressive second-round submission victory over Stefer Rahardian. Peng, meanwhile, is a winner of two of his last three bouts.
Silva’s Evolve teammate, multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion and former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke of Thailand will be in action against Pakistan’s Muhammad “The Spider” Imran.
Also in action will be Singapore-based Indian martial artist Rahul “The Kerala Krusher” Raju who will face Pakistan’s Ahmed “The Wolverine” Mujtaba. And in the evening’s Muay Thai contest, Thailand’s Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy takes on the United Kingdom’s Charlie Peters.
More bouts for ONE: EDGE OF GREATNESS will be announced at a later date.
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