135-pound Muay Thai fighters Taiki Naito and Jonathan Haggerty are scheduled to main event ONE Championship’s “Big Bang II” card, which is set to air on December 11th.
The pre-taped event has six fights in total and will take place from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
Naito will look to continue his momentum in ONE with a win. The former Shoot Boxing fighter entered ONE in 2019, picking up three wins in the promotion. He continued his win streak in February of 2020, where he defeated Savvas Michael via decision.
Haggerty’s last two fights in ONE have been for the promotion’s 135-pound Muay Thai belt. He lost both fighters to Rodtang Jitmuangnon, the current champion.
Compton To Face Holzken
Kickboxers will be in the co-main event, as Elliot Compton will face Nieky Holzken. Holzken won his first two ONE appearances, defeating Cosmo Alexandre and Mustapha Haida. He lost his last two fights, losing two title shots to Regian Eersel in 2019.
The fight will be Compton’s first on ONE’s flagship show. He fought on the “Hero Series” in 2019, losing a decision to Anthony Njokuani.
Undefeated Safari To Debut Against Silva
Undefeated fighter Masou Safari will make his ONE debut on the card against Anderson Braddock Silva.
The fight will be Silva’s first for ONE under MMA rules. He had previously competed four times under ONE’s kickboxing rules, taking two wins and two losses.
Safari enters ONE after a strong run of wins from 2018 to 2020.
Heavyweight Kickboxers To Make ONE Debuts
Heavyweight kickboxers Errol Zimmerman and Rade Opacic will make their respective ONE debuts on the card. Zimmerman, a former GLORY kickboxer, enters the promotion after a run on the regional scene.
The fight will be Opacic’s first on a big stage since 2016 when he fought in K-1 Japan. He won Enfusion’s four-man heavyweight tournament in 2019.
Yamada and Kim Look To Return To Win Column
155-pound fighters Tetsuya Yamada and Jae Woong Kim will look to return to the win column on the card.
Yamada last competed in 2019, where he lost a decision to Marat Gafurov. He had previously picked up two stoppage wins in ONE the year before.
Kim had a four-fight win streak stopped in February by Koyomi Matsushima, who stopped him in the third round of action. His previous fight was his ONE debut, where he stopped Rafael Nunes with strikes.
Motamed Gets The Call-Up Against Rui
After two wins on the ONE “Warrior Series,” Ali Motamed will make his ONE debut against Chen Rui. Having competed in the “Warrior Series” five times in total, Motamed won his last two fights, defeating both opponents via decision in 2019. His fight in December will be his first on a ONE flagship show.
Rui will look to get a win after a year of absence from the cage. His last fight was a win in December of 2019, where he defeated Muhammad Aiman via decision.
Bout 6: Taiki Naito vs. Jonathan Haggerty (135 lbs) (Muay Thai Bout)
Bout 5: Niekly Holzken vs. Elliot Compton (170 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)
Bout 4: Masoud Safari (6-0-1) vs. Anderson Silva (3-1) (265 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 3: Errol Zimmerman vs. Rade Opacic (265 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)
Bout 2: Tetsuya Yamada (26-7-2) vs. Jae Woong Kim (10-4) (155 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 1: Ali Motamed (7-4) vs. Chen Rui (8-1) (145 lbs) (MMA Bout)