ONE Championship recently unveiled the full six-fight lineup for their pre-recorded November 12th event “NextGen II.”
The fights, which first happened in late October at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore, will air for the first time this month.
A previously announced main event will see Saemapetch Fairtex face Rittewada Petchyindee Academy in Muay Thai. Riding the momentum of a first-round stoppage win that he scored in May against Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai, Saemapetch will be attempting to spoil the promotional debut of Rittewada.
An also already known co-main event MMA fight between Tang Kai and Yoon Chang Min was confirmed earlier this week.
The fight sees two of the promotion’s rising 155-pound fighters get matched up. Tang is currently on a four-fight winning streak that includes a stoppage win he earned earlier this year against Ryogo Takahashi.
Chang bounced back from his sole pro loss earlier this year when securing a first-round submission win against Ma Jia Wen.
ONE Announces Kickboxing Grand Prix Alternate Bouts For NextGen II
The event later this month will include two alternate bouts as part of the promotion’s ongoing kickboxing tournament. The tournament, which advanced past its quarter-finals in October, currently has four fighters left. Should any of them need to withdraw from the tournament, winners from these alternate fights will be called upon.
Returning to ONE Championship for the first time in over two years, Smokin’ Jo Nattawut will fight Yurik Davtyan.
Davtyan had a successful ONE Championship debut last year, stopping his opponent early in the second round with punches.
Looking to snap a two-fight losing streak, Zhang Chunyu will meet promotional newcomer Dovydas Rimkus in the other alternate bout.
Thani and Tetsuka Meet Up At Catchweight
Middleweights Agilan Thani and Hiroyuki Tetsuka will go up five pounds to meet at a catchweight of 190-pounds for “NextGen II.”
Tetsuka was unsuccessful in his last ONE Championship fight, losing to undefeated Murad Ramazanov last year. Before then he had a five-fight winning streak that included a title fight in Pancrase.
Thani took a loss last time around, getting defeated by Tyler McGuire late last year. He has spent his entire 15-fight career in ONE, attaining 10 wins in this time.
Pinto Returns Against Han
Experienced kickboxer Victor Pinto will return in the opening bout of the card, facing Han Zi Hao under Muay Thai rules.
Pinto has competed in ONE Championship twice before, losing in both instances. His next fight will be his first appearance in over a year.
Han is currently on a two-fight winning streak. He last added to that momentum earlier this year, taking a decision win over Adam Noi.
Main Card (7:30AM EST / 8:30PM SGT) (Bleacher Report App / Youtube)
Bout 6: Saemapetch Fairtex vs. Rittewada Petchyindee Academy (145 lbs) (Muay Thai Bout)
Bout 5: Tang Kai (12-2) vs. Yoon Chang Min (5-1) (155 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 4: Zhang Chunyu vs. Dovydas Rimkus (Kickboxing Grand Prix Alternate Bout)
Bout 3: Smokin’ Jo Nattawut vs. Yurik Davtyan (Kickboxing Grand Prix Alternate Bout)
Bout 2: Agilan Thani (10-5) vs. Hiroyuki Tetsuka (9-4) (190 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 1: Han Zi Hao vs. Victor Pinto (145 lbs) (Muay Thai Bout)