ONE Championship has revealed the full card for their October 9th event “Reign of Dynasties” which includes five MMA bouts and a championship Muay Thai main event.
The promotion has not held a show with five or more MMA bouts since their return in recent months, with the previous events having a bigger focus on Muay Thai.
The location of the event has not been announced by the promotion yet.
The card was revealed via press release on Wednesday.
Sam-A Gaiyanghadao To Put Muay Thai Belt Up Against Josh Tonna
The six-fight card is headlined by ONE Strawweight Muay Thai Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao facing Josh Tonna. Gaiyanghadao won the 125-pound belt last February when he defeated Rocky Ogden.
Gaiyanghadao also holds the 125-pound kickboxing belt in ONE, having won it last December.
Tonna won his first ONE Muay Thai bout in February, stopping Andy Howson in the second round. He had previously competed twice in kickboxing for ONE.
Undefeated Aleksi Toivonen Returns Against Reece McLaren
The co-main event of the show sees Aleksi Toivonen put his undefeated record up against Reece McLaren. Toivonen made his ONE debut in 2019, defeating Akihiro Fujisawa in the first round via rear naked choke.
McLaren, the former ONE 135-pound MMA Champion, will look to build off of his December win over Gary Mangat. The bout will be McLaren’s 11th in ONE.
Amir Khan To Face Rahul Raju
Two regulars of ONE Championship in Amir Khan and Rahul Raju will return on the card. Raju’s 2019 run saw him bounce back from a three-fight streak of losses, picking up rear naked choke wins over Richard Corminal and Furqan Cheema.
Khan’s last fight was in February, being caught in the second minute with a rear naked choke from Kimihiro Eto. Khan has lost four of his last five fights.
Murugan Silvarajoo To Make ONE Debut Against Eko Roni Saputra
Malaysian fighter Murugan Silvarajoo will make his first ONE appearance in October when he fights Eko Roni Saputra. Silvarajoo earned his first three MMA wins in late 2019 and early 2020.
Saputra has fought three times in ONE, with the two more recent fights being wins. He won in February, stopping Khon Sichan with a rear naked choke.
Two MMA Bouts To Kick Off The Card
The show will start with two other MMA bouts which include fighters returning to ONE.
The second bout of the evening will see Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke face Hexigetu. Dejdamrong has spent his entire 16-fight MMA career in ONE that dates back to 2014. He won in his last outing, stopping Muhammad Imrad with strikes in the third round.
Hexigetu won two bouts in 2019, taking Ovais Shah and Ramon Gonzales to a decision both.
The show will start with a matchup between Roshan Mainam and Liu Peng Shuai. Mainam made his ONE debut in his previous bout, putting Khon Sichan in an americana last November. Shuhai’s respective ONE debut was in February, catching Elipitua Siregar in the final minute of action with a kimura.
Here’s the full lineup as of right now.
Bout 6: Sam-A Gaiyanghadao vs. Josh Tonna (ONE Strawweight Muay Thai Championship) (125 lbs)
Bout 5: Aleksi Toivonen (7-0) vs. Reece McLaren (13-7) (135 lbs)
Bout 4: Amir Khan (12-7) vs. Rahul Raju (7-4) (170 lbs)
Bout 3: Eko Roni Saputra (2-1) vs. Murugan Silvarajoo (3-1) (Catchweight 140 lbs)
Bout 2: Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (11-5) vs. Hexigetu (7-4) (125 lbs)
Bout 1: Roshan Mainam (4-2) vs. Liu Peng Shuai (6-4) (135 lbs)