ONE Fight Night 4: Abbasov vs. Lee takes place this week – and as usual there is a fantastic card in store.
Here are five reasons why you should be watching….
One champion versus champion fight is exciting – two is off the scale and that’s what we have this weekend. Topping the bill we will see Kiamrian Abbasov defending his welterweight world title against the current lightweight king Christian Lee, while the flyweight Muay Thai world champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon will also be putting his title on the line. He will be taking on the Italian Moroccan Joseph Lasiri – the current strawweight title holder. Two fights, four title holders, one very lucky set of fans!
Former bantamweight world champion Bibiano Fernandes returns to action this weekend when he takes on Stephen Loman. Last time out Fernandes lost his title to John Lineker, and will be keen to get back in the win column. With Lineker being stripped of the title for failing to make weight and the gold now being vacant, Brazilian Bibiano will be looking to get right back in the title picture.
Britain has two representatives on the card this weekend – with Juan Cervantes and Jonathan Haggerty both in action. Cervantes, who only took up combat sports as a hobby to improve his fitness, takes on Brazil’s Cosmo Alexandre in a welterweight Muay Thai clash on the main card, while Haggerty heads the lead card – and fight fans will need no introduction to his credentials. A former world champion, ‘The General’ is one of the UK’s best-ever, and most decorated strikers – and will be looking to put on a show when he takes on Vladamir Kuzmin in the bantamweight Muay Thai division. Former ROAR world champion Liam Nolan will also be in action – when he takes on Eddie Abasolo in the lightweight Muay Thai division.
There is a mouthwatering clash of styles in the atomweight submission grappling division when America’s Danielle Kelly takes on Russia’s Maria Molchanova. BJJ practitioner Kelly, believes she has what it takes to come out on top – and show her discipline is the stronger of the two – she said: “Yeah, I have some experience, so when people are like, ‘Oh, you should do sambo, compete in that sport, too,’ and it’s like, ‘Yeah, I did, but I won, too, so what now?’ But yeah, it’s fine, but jiu-jitsu is better.”
Life has not been easy for former bantamweight Champion Kevin Belingon. The Filipino fighter has lost his last four fights – including two for the title against Bibiano – and will be looking to halt that slide this weekend. He finds himself up against Kim Jae Woong, himself coming off two defeats and keen to find his way back into the win column. There is a lot on the line for both men in this wide-open division.
ONE Fight Night 4: Abbasov vs. Lee takes place Saturday November 19 5am GST at the Singapore Indoor Stadium Arena, Singapore. This is a night not to be missed so mark your calendars, download the ONE Super App, and go to watch.onefc.com now!