ONE Championship: Fists of Fury Preview

Striking will be the main focus on Friday morning, as ONE Championship will present a kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA card from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. Here is a quick preview of the six-fight card which includes many of the biggest names in the promotion.

Main Card (7:30AM EST / 8:30PM SGT) (B/R Live / Youtube)

Bout 1: Victoria Lee (0-0) vs. Sunisa Srisen (4-1) (115 lbs) (MMA Bout)

The sole MMA bout on the card will see Victoria Lee, the sister of ONE fighters Angela Lee and Christian Lee, make her pro MMA debut against Sunisa Srisen.

News broke last year about Lee’s signing with the promotion. Lee will have lots of eyes on her, as her siblings are heavily marketed by the promotion.

Srisen has competed twice since joining the ONE roster in 2020. She earned her first win under the promotional banner in September, taking a decision victory against Rika Ishige.

Bout 2: Wondergirl Fairtex vs. Jackielou Buntan (125 lbs) (Muay Thai Bout)

Looking to build off her two impressive showings in ONE last year, Wondergirl Fairtex has been booked to fight Jackielou Buntan in a Muay Thai fight.

Wondergirl was first seen by ONE viewers in August, where she stopped Brooke Farrell in the second minute of action with strikes. She returned just a matter of days later to defeat KC Carlos due to a doctor stoppage.

Buntan will be making her ONE debut in the bout.

Bout 3: Hiroki Akimoto vs. Zhang Chenglong (145 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)

Hiroki Akimoto and Zhang Chenglong will have a rematch under kickboxing rules during Friday’s main card.

The two ONE regulars met for the first time in October. Akimoto was successful in their first matchup, winning a close decision after three rounds. Should he prevail again in their second matchup, Akimoto will move to a three-fight win streak.

Zhang enters the bout on a two-fight losing streak. Prior to his loss to Akimoto, he lost a five-round title fight against Alaverdi Ramazanov. The former GLORY fighter had a three-fight series of wins in ONE before his title shot.

Bout 4: Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs. Alejandro Rivas (135 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)

ONE Muay Thai star Rodtang Jitmuangnon will compete under kickboxing rules, fighting Alejandro Rivas on Friday’s card. Rodtang has competed with a kickboxing ruleset before, although his upcoming bout will be the first time he does so in ONE.

While Rodtang is known for fighting a busy schedule, he has been off ONE programming for roughly half a year now. His last bout was in July, which saw him retain his Muay Thai belt in a decision victory over Petchdam Petchyindee Academy.

Rodtang already has his next fight after Friday scheduled, as he will compete on an April 7th ONE card against Jacob Smith under Muay Thai rules.

Rivas will be making his ONE debut on Friday. The former K-1 Japan kickboxer was scheduled to make his promotional debut in March of 2020, although that plan was scrapped after COVID-19 forced the promotion to go on hold.

Bout 5: Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Davit Kiria (155 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)

Kickboxing veteran Giorgio Petrosyan will return in the co-main event against Davit Kiria. Petrosyan is known for over a decade of action in kickboxing, including fights for K-1, Bellator and GLORY. He has now competed four times for ONE since entering the promotion in 2019.

Petrosyan’s last ONE appearance was in 2019, where he defeated Samy Sana to win a three-round tournament that he entered earlier in the year.

Kiria, a former GLORY Lightweight Champion, will be appearing under the ONE lights for the first time. The 33-year-old’s last bout was in 2019, where he defeated Marouan Toutouh to extend his win streak.

Bout 6: Ilias Ennahachi vs. Superlek Kiatmoo9 (135 lbs) (ONE Kickboxing Flyweight Championship)

ONE Kickboxing champ Ilias Ennahachi will attempt to defend his belt for the second time, fighting experienced striker Superlek Kiatmoo9 in the main event of the card.

Ennahachi’s 2019 run saw him enter ONE, become a champion and defend his belt once. The 24-year-old fighter made his promotional debut against then-champion Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, stopping him in the third round with punches. He retained his belt only three months later with a scorecard win against Wang Wenfeng.

Now after a year out of action, Ennahachi returns against Superlek.

Superlek has been given a title shot after stringing together numerous Muay Thai and kickboxing wins in the promotion. His last kickboxing bout was in September, as he defeated Fahdi Khaled on scorecards.

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