ONE Fight Night 15 hits our screens in the early hours of Saturday morning in the Middle East, and with another bumper card, this is one not to be missed.
Here are five reasons you should be tuning in….
Thanh Le and Ilya Freymanov are two of the most formidable men in the ONE featherweight MMA division, and will clash for the division’s interim world title. Le has held the crown previously and is determined to get back to the top of the mountain, while number-three ranked Freymanov has been slaying all before him on his run up the rankings. Two men with eyes on the prize – expect fireworks in this one.
In a special openweight submission contest ONE Flyweight Submission Grappling World Champion Mikey Musumeci faces Japanese legend and former lightweight MMA king Shinya Aoki. Musumeci has swept all before him, but will the added experience and guile of Aoki provide his stiffest challenge to date?
ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Champion Tawanchai PK Saenchai continues on his campaign for two-sport glory in Bangkok. He will take on veteran striker Jo Nattawut in the kickboxing division as he goes hunting for a second title.
The card also features a ONE Strawweight Kickboxing World Championship showdown, as undefeated titleholder Jonathan Di Bella defends against Thai-Aussie underdog Danial Williams. Di Bella claimed the crown on his ONE debut, and will now put it on the line against the ever-popular Williams who has been successful across a range of martial arts, but now gets a shot at striking gold.
Shakir Al-Tekreeti is one of the standouts to emerge from a growing Muay Thai scene in Iraq. Born in Baghdad, he now trains out of Pattaya Thailand and is making a name for himself on the tough Muay Thai scene. This will be his ONE debut as he steps in against French standout Bampara Kouyate.
ONE Fight Night 15 comes live from the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, Bangkok on Saturday October 7. Fight fans in the MENA region can watch action BeINSPORTS from 3.00am MECCA, or through ONE Championship’s official YouTube channel and on watch.onefc.com