Returning for their second week of prime-time programming on U.S. TV channel TNT, ONE Championship will present a five-fight card that culminates with a title fight on Wednesday. Headlining the pre-taped card from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore, 170-pound champion Christian Lee will fight Timofey Nastyukhin.
Here’s a full preview of the lineup.
Lead Card (8:30PM EDT / 8:30AM SGT) (B/R Live / Youtube)
Bout 1: Mitchell Chamale (7-2) vs. Shuya Kamikubo (11-1-1) (145 lbs) (MMA Bout)
ONE newcomer Mitchell Chamale will fight experienced featherweight Shuya Kamikubo in the opening bout of the prelims.
Chamale enters his ONE Championship debut with a pro record of seven wins and two losses. He is returning after an extensive break from the cage, having last competed in early 2015.
Kamikubo will be entering the cage with the goal of extending the undefeated win streak he started back in 2018. The former Pancrase and DEEP Impact fighter last fought in late 2019, defeating Bruno Pucci for his fourth consecutive win in ONE.
Bout 2: Kim Kyu Sung (10-4) vs. Wang Shuo (11-4) (135 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Kim Kyu Sung will have the goal of returning to the win column when fighting Sang Shuo on the “Lead Card.” Kim was stopped in his last fight, getting caught by strikes from Yuya Wakamatsu in the second minute of a bout last year.
Kim had an even quicker performance the last time he won, stopping Akihiro Fujisawa in just over a minute with strikes in late 2019.
Wang will be making his first appearance for ONE. He has attained a four-fight win streak through the past three years, including wins in notable MMA promotion Rebel FC.
Bout 3: Shinechagtga Zoltsetseg (6-2) vs. Yoshiki Nakahara (14-5) (155 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Following explosive wins in their last showings, Shinechagtga Zoltsetseg and Yoshiki Nakahara will meet in the third and final bout on the prelims.
Zoltsetseg got the call-up to flagship ONE programming in his last bout, getting booked for a show in January after fighting five times in the promotion’s “Warrior Series” from 2018 to 2019. His debut early this year was successful, as he stopped the four-fight win streak for Ma Jia Wen in only a minute with strikes.
Nakahara spoiled the ONE debut of undefeated talent Ruslan Emilbek Uulu earlier this year, stopping him in the first round with punches. The fight was Nakahara’s first appearance since 2019.
Main Card (10:00PM EDT / 10:00AM SGT) (TNT / Youtube)
Bout 4: Janet Todd vs. Anne Line Hogstad (115 lbs) (Muay Thai Bout)
The sole fight on the card that doesn’t follow MMA rules will be a Muay Thai bout between Janet Todd and Anne Line Hogstad.
Todd, ONE’s current 115-pound kickboxing champ, will be competing under Muay Thai rules for the second time this year. She has already scored a victory in 2021, as she defeated Alma Junku on scorecards. Through kickboxing and Muay Thai rules, Todd currently has a five-fight win streak in the promotion.
Hogstad is returning after winning her ONE debut earlier this year, defeating Alma Juniku in January via decision.
Bout 5: Christian Lee (14-3) vs. Timofey Nastyukhin (14-4) (ONE MMA Lightweight Championship) (170 lbs)
Attempting to defend his ONE Lightweight Championship for the second time, Christian Lee will face Timofey Nastyukhin in the main event of Wednesday’s card.
Lee is currently on a five-fight win streak. While the 22-year-old has challenged for a title in the past, he earned a belt for the first time in 2019 when defeating veteran Shinya Aoki. He has since fought twice, winning a tournament in the promotion and stopping previously undefeated fighter Iuri Lapicus within a round to retain his belt for the first time.
Nastyukhin, a fellow veteran of the promotion, is getting his first title shot since joining ONE in 2014. He has won his last two bouts over notable opponents, defeating Eddie Alvarez two years ago and stopping Pieter Buist in late 2020.