History can be made this weekend at ONE Fight Night 16: Haggerty vs. Andrade as Tye Ruotolo aims to join his brother Kade as a ONE world champion.
The 20-year-old will fight for the inaugural ONE welterweight submission grappling world title against Russia’s Magomed Abdulkadirov at ONE Fight Night 16 at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand next.
Ruotolo’s twin brother, Kade, is already a world champion in ONE’s lightweight submission grappling division – and now the family has an opportunity to add to that gold.
Tye is unbeaten in ONE, having won each of his four fights, three of them inside the distance – adding to his glowing professional CV which includes first place in the IBJJF World Championship last year. At just 16-years-old he reached the semi-finals of the ADCC World Championship – the youngest competitor to ever do so.
He made a huge splash on his ONE debut, submitting American grappling legend Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon, and now finds himself one fight away from a world title.
Standing in his way is Russia’s Magomed Abdulkadirov, who will start as underdog – but knows an upset win would put him in an elite group of global fighters. Making his ONE debut, the Dagestani comes with solid credentials of his own, including being a UWW World Grappling Champion and a European ADCC Grappling Champion.
With the flair and entertainment of Ruotolo, and the relentless aggression of Abdulkadirov – this could be 10 minutes of grappling gold.
ONE Fight Night 16 comes live from the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, Thailand on Saturday November 4 Fight fans in the MENA region can watch action BeINSPORTS from 3.00am MECCA, or on watch.onefc.com