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Singapore to hold first round of ONE 2021 bouts

  • News desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 12, 2021   /   07:00 pm
Singapore to hold first round of ONE 2021 bouts A poster for ONE: Unbreakable. (JP/Courtesy of ONE Championship)

In a partnership with the government of Singapore, global sports media organization ONE Championship has announced its first series of events this year, dubbed ONE: Unbreakable. The first round will be broadcast on Jan. 22 from the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

In an effort to resuscitate live sporting events in the country, the organizers are offering 250 in-person “Superfan” ticket packages, which come with socially distanced seating and ONE merchandise.

At the event, Alaverdi Ramazanov will defend his ONE bantamweight kickboxing world title against number two Capitan Petchyindee Academy. In addition, former ONE world title challenger James Nakashima of the United States will make his ONE lightweight debut against former ONE lightweight world champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki of Japan.

In the ONE Super Series, heavyweights Rade Opacic of Serbia and Patrick “Big Swiss” Schmid of Switzerland will collide in a kickboxing bout with 8 oz. gloves.

Former ONE welterweight world champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam of Sweden will take on undefeated Russian athlete Gadzhimurad Abdulaev.

Number two women’s atomweight contender Meng Bo of China will face former ONE women’s strawweight world title challenger Samara “Marituba” Santos of Brazil.

China’s “Wolf of the Grasslands” Hexigetu is looking to build on his success last year by taking on rising star Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang from the famed Team Lakay of Baguio, the Philippines.

ONE: Unbreakable II, a second event, will be broadcast from the same venue on Jan. 29. The event will feature two blockbuster heavyweight bouts: a showdown between Mauro "The Hammer" Cerilli of Italy and Abdulbasir "Dagestan Machine" Vagabov of Russia and the promotional debut of Senegalese fighter Oumar "Reug Reug" Kane, who will take on Hong Kong's Alain "The Panther" Ngalani.

On Feb. 5, ONE: Unbreakable III will feature former two-sport ONE world champion and current number five atomweight Stamp Fairtex of Thailand, who will continue her quest for a mixed martial arts world title against newcomer Alyona Rassohyna of Ukraine.

In addition, number two bantamweight contender Shoko Sato of Japan will take on Fabricio "Wonder Boy" Andrade of Brazil.