ONE X Preview

Angela Lee and Stamp Fairtex, both holding belts, pose at the ONE Championship ceremonial weigh-ins.
Angela Lee will make her return against Stamp Fairtex in the main event of “ONE X” (ONE Championship)

ONE Championship will celebrate its 10th anniversary in grand fashion on Saturday night. At “ONE X,” the Singapore-based promotion is scheduled to present a stacked 20-bout lineup that includes numerous title fights and many of their current top stars.

The show, which starts in the afternoon and goes late into the evening in Singapore, is set to be headlined by a title fight between Stamp Fairtex and the returning Angela Lee.

Here’s a preview of the entire show

Click here to skip to the “Part 2” section of the show.

Click here to skip to the “Grand Finale” section of the show.

Part 1 (1:00AM EDT / 1:00PM SGT) (Youtube / Facebook)

Bout 1: Ryuto Sawada (14-7-1) vs. Senzo Ikeda (13-6-1) (125 lbs) (MMA Bout)

The long festival of combat sports will kick off with an MMA fight between Ryuto Sawada and Senzo Ikeda.

Ikeda has seen success in recent appearances, currently riding a two-fight winning streak. His last win was just two months ago, scoring a finish against Elipitua Siregar.

On the other hand, Sawada fighting to break a two-fight skid. He took two losses last year, dropping decisions to Miao Li Tao and Gustavo Balart.

Bout 2: Mei Yamaguchi vs. Danielle Kelly (115 lbs) (Grappling Bout)

Highly-touted grappler Danielle Kelly will kick off her ONE run with an exhibition grappling contest against Mei Yamaguchi.

Kelly has made a name for herself on the grappling scene in recent years. She has gained quite the following in this time, currently possessing over 200,000 followers on Instagram.

Yamaguchi is a ONE vet of 12 bouts. She is taking this grappling match after losing last month to Jihin Radzuan.

Bout 3: Kang Ji Won (5-1) vs. Paul Elliott (3-0) (265 lbs) (MMA Bout)

Undefeated heavyweight Paul Elliott will get his ONE debut on Saturday afternoon when he faces Kang Ji Won.

Elliott is joining the promotion with a short but successful MMA career of three wins. He was originally set to make his debut in January against Anderson Braddock Silva, although that plan did not end up happening.

Kang is fighting to come back from his first pro loss, which he took late last year to Marcus Buchecha. Before then, he had five wins, including two performances in ONE.

Bout 4: Amir Khan (13-8) vs. Ryogo Takahashi (14-5) (155 lbs) (MMA Bout)

ONE veteran Amir Khan will face Ryogo Takahashi in the next part of the card.

Khan’s involvement in this show only makes sense, as he has been with the promotion for nearly all of their existence. He first entered ONE back in 2014, competing on their 20th card. Since then, he has attained 13 wins through 20 appearances. His last fight was a year ago, losing to Park Dae Sung via split decision.

Takahashi is competing for the first time since suffering a finish loss to Tang Kai last year.

Bout 5: Stephen Loman (15-2) vs. Shoko Sato (32-14-2) (145 lbs) (MMA Bout)

Attempting to follow up on his successful ONE debut, Stephen Loman will meet Shoko Sato on Friday night.

Loman made an impact in his first ONE fight last year, stopping Yusup Saadulaev in the first round of a bout with strikes. Loman’s entrance into the promotion came after a strong run in Brave CF from 2016 to 2019, becoming their bantamweight champion and defending the title four times.

Sato took a loss in his last ONE appearance, suffering a defeat to Fabricio de Andrade in early 2021. He has since bounced back on the regional scene in Japan, defeating Yasuhiro Kawamura in November 2021.

Bout 6: Jeremy Miado (10-4) vs. Lito Adiwang (13-4) (125 lbs) (MMA Bout)

125-pound fighters Jeremy Miado and Lito Adiwang are expected to collide during the afternoon part of the card.

Miado’s last two wins have both come against Miao Li Tao. The first victory occurred in 2019, with the rematch just happening a few months ago. Now with a new opponent in front of him, Miado will fight to make it three in a row.

Adiwang had a busy 2021, fighting three times in that time period. He started the year strong, scoring two wins through nine months. However, his year ended with a submission loss to former UFC fighter Jarred Brooks. He will try to get back on track this weekend.

Bout 7: Nieky Holzken vs. Sinsamut Klinmee (170 lbs) (Muay Thai Bout)

Kickboxing veteran Nieky Holzken will return on Saturday afternoon against Sinsamut Klinmee.

Holzken won his first-ever ONE Muay Thai bout last year, scoring a stoppage victory against John Wayne Parr. He had previously competed in ONE’s kickboxing from 2018 to 2020, picking up three wins and two losses.

Klinmee will be making his ONE debut in the fight. Klinmee has appeared around the regional scene in Thailand in recent years. He is no stranger to fighting with MMA gloves in Muay Thai rules, as he scored a win under that ruleset last year. Lucky for him that is how ONE does their Muay Thai fights as well.

Bout 8: Reinier de Ridder vs. Andre Galvao (205 lbs) (Grappling Bout)

Two-division ONE Champion Reinier de Ridder will compete in a grappling exhibition on Saturday against Andre Galvao.

De Ridder has shown dominance in ONE recently. He has picked up six wins since joining the promotion in 2019 and currently holds two belts. His last victory came just last month, submitting Kiamrian Abbasov in the third round with an arm triangle choke.

Galvao is an incredibly experienced grappler, having competed for more than a decade at a high level. He has most notably won the ADCC World Championship six times since 2011.

Bout 9: Chingiz Allazov vs. Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (ONE Featherweight Kickboxing Grand Prix Final) (155 lbs)

The first of three legs on Saturday night will end with the conclusion of ONE’s 155-pound kickboxing tourney. In that bout, Chingiz Allazov and Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong will battle.

ONE’s kickboxing tourney first kicked off in October 2021 at their “First Strike” card. In that event, Sitthichai won in the opening round via split decision against Tayfun Ozcan. Allazov had a much quicker victory, defeating Samy Sana in just 39 seconds.

The semi-finals took place two months ago at “Only the Brave.” That card produced similar results, as Allazov beat Smokin’ Jo Nattawut within a round and Sitthichai beat Davit Kiria on scorecards.

Part 2 (5:00AM EDT / 5:00PM SGT) (Youtube / Facebook)

Bout 10: Kim Jae Woong (12-4) vs. Tang Kai (13-2) (155 lbs) (MMA Bout)

The second part of the night will kick off with a fight between Kim Jae Woong and Tang Kai.

Tang is currently on a seemingly unstoppable run in ONE, having earned five wins since joining the promotion in 2019. He scored two stoppage wins last year, defeating Ryogo Takahashi and Yoon Chang Min within a round each.

Kim scored a win against a former ONE champion in his last appearance, finishing Martin Nguyen with strikes in September 2021.

Bout 11: Itsuki Hirata (5-0) vs. Jihin Radzuan (7-2) (115 lbs) (MMA Bout)

Undefeated prospect Itsuki Hirata will search for her sixth pro win when facing Jihin Radzuan on Saturday night.

Hirata’s entire pro career has been built in ONE since 2019. She fought in the promotion’s 115-pound tournament last year but had to withdraw before the semi-finals. She picked up one win before leaving the bracket, defeating Alyse Anderson in the opening round.

This fight is somewhat of a quick turnaround for Radzuan, as she beat Mei Yamaguchi via decision just last month. That fight was Radzuan’s first appearance in over a year.

Bout 12: Ham Seo Hee (24-8) vs. Denice Zamboanga (8-1) (115 lbs) (MMA Bout)

Former RIZIN Super Atomweight Champion Ham Seo Hee is expected to face Denice Zamboanga in a rematch on Saturday night.

Ham made her promotional debut last year as part of ONE’s 115-pound tournament. In a surprising and even controversial result, she beat Zamboanga via unanimous decision. Due to the close nature of that fight, it is being run back on this card.

Bout 13: Capitan Petchyindee Academy vs. Hiroki Akimoto (ONE Kickboxing Bantamweight Championship) (145 lbs)

In the first of five title fights expected to take place on Saturday night, Capitan Petchyindee Academy will attempt to defend his kickboxing belt against Hiroki Akimoto.

Capitan first earned the title in early 2021, picking up a second-round finish victory against Alaverdi Ramazanov. The veteran striker has defended that title once since then, beating Mehdi Zatout on scorecards in September 2021.

Akimoto has been given the title shot after scoring four consecutive wins from 2019 to 2021. After beating Zhang Chenglong twice, Akimoto returned late last year to score a decision victory against Qiu Jianliang.

Bout 14: Nong-O Gaiyanghadao vs. Felipe Lobo (ONE Muay Thai Bantamweight Championship) (145 lbs)

The main event of “Part II” is scheduled to be a Muay Thai title fight between Nong-O Gaiyanghadao and Felipe Lobo.

Nong-O has yet to lose since joining ONE Championship in 2018. He first earned his Muay Thai belt in 2018, and has since defended it four times. His last outing was a stoppage victory, finishing Rodlek P.K. Saenchaimuaythaigym in the third round of a bout with strikes.

Lobo scored a big win late last year, also defeating Rodlek in a fight. That performance was Lobo’s second win since joining ONE in 2020.

Grand Finale (8:00AM EDT / 8:00PM SGT) (ONE PPV)

Bout 15: Superbon Banchamek vs. Marat Grigorian (ONE Featherweight Kickboxing Championship) (155 lbs)

The final section of ONE Championship’s event will be held through a pay-per-view service that they have launched on their website. Kicking off this main card of sorts is a title fight between kickboxing champion Superbon Banchamek and Marat Grigorian.

Superbon became ONE’s first kickboxing champ at the 155-pound weight class last year, scoring a sudden head kick knockout win against Giorgio Petrosyan. This built onto an already strong winning streak that included a 2020 victory against Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong.

Grigorian, a former GLORY Kickboxing Champion, is seeking his first gold in ONE. He has finished both of his opponents in the promotion thus far, defeating Ivan Kondratiev and Andy Souwer over the past two years.

Bout 16: Eduard Folayang vs. John Wayne Parr (170 lbs) (Muay Thai Bout)

In what is expected to be his retirement fight, kickboxing legend John Wayne Parr will face Eduard Folayang in a Muay Thai bout.

Parr has a long combat sports record that includes over 100 kickboxing bouts over the course of more than two decades. The 45-year-old has fought on big stages for kickboxing like K-1 and Bellator, among the many different platforms he has graced. While attempting to snap a three-fight skid on Saturday, Parr will also be on the hunt for his 100th pro victory.

Folayang is primarly an MMA fighter. His appearance on Saturday will be the first time that he competes in ONE outside of their MMA ruleset. He has been with the promotion since their very first event and has a record of 12 wins and 10 losses for them.

Bout 17: Shinya Aoki (47-9) vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama (15-7) (170 lbs) (MMA Bout)

Veteran names Shinya Aoki and Yoshihiro Akiyama will collide on Saturday.

Both fighters are known for building their names up in the Japanese MMA scene.

Aoki’s career kicked off with fights in Pride FC and Dream FC, among other promotions in Japan. Of the two fighters, he has had a much longer ONE Championship career. He has competed for them 15 times in total, winning in 12 of those fights. He is on a good run currently, having won four consecutive fights in the promotion. His last victory was a submission win over veteran Eduard Folayang last year.

Akiyama got his start in K-1 and Dream FC, where he fought frequently before joining the UFC roster in 2009. He has now been on the ONE roster since 2019, attaining a win and a loss in that time.

Bout 18: Adriano Moraes (19-3) vs. Yuya Wakamatsu (15-4) (ONE MMA Flyweight Championship) (135 lbs)

ONE Championship’s dominant 135-pound MMA champ, Adriano Moraes, will look to continue his reign when he faces Yuya Wakamatsu.

Moraes has been in the ONE title picture since 2014. While he has dropped the belt twice, he has regained it shortly thereafter both times. He most notably lost to Geje Eustaquio in 2018, but avenged that loss a year later with a decision win.

Moraes stopped former UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson in his last fight, catching him with strikes in the second round to close out their fight in 2021.

Moraes is now set to face Wakamatsu, who has climbed up the division in recent years. Wakamatsu is currently on a five-fight winning streak, with two of those victories coming via stoppage.

Bout 19: Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs. Demetrious Johnson (Muay Thai X MMA Special Rules Bout)

In arguably the most unique fight on the card, former UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson will face Muay Thai star Rodtang Jitmuangnon in a special rules bout.

This fight will alternate between the MMA and Muay Thai rulesets for four rounds in total. The first and third rounds will be ONE’s Muay Thai rules, with the second and fourth rounds being MMA. All of the rounds will three rounds each.

Both fighters have displayed excellence in their respective sport. Rodtang is currently ONE’s 135-pound champion and has yet to lose in the promotion through nine fights. Johnson is best known for having the longest title run in UFC history, defending their 125-pound belt 11 times from 2012 to 2018.

Bout 20: Angela Lee (10-2) vs. Stamp Fairtex (8-1) (ONE MMA Atomweight Championship) (115 lbs)

Angela Lee will attempt to defend her ONE 115-pound MMA Championship in Saturday night’s main event when facing Stamp Fairtex.

Lee has been a posterchild for ONE for years, first earning a belt in 2016 and defending it three times since then. Saturday marks her return, as she has been inactive for more than two years on maternity leave.

Now that she is back, Lee will face a name in the division that has worked her way toward a title shot in recent months.

Stamp at one point hoped to become a three-sport champion in ONE, holding belts in kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA. She has since lost her kickboxing and Muay Thai belts, but her case for an MMA title fight right now looks stronger than ever.

Stamp recently won an eight-woman tournament that ONE held. She started her bracket run by avenging a loss she took to Alyona Rassohyna. Then just a month later, she beat short-notice opponent Julie Mezabarba to get a spot in the finals.

Stamp beat one of the promotion’s top prospects, Ritu Phogat, in the grand finals to secure a title fight against Lee.

A new era in ONE’s 115-pound division could begin on Saturday, or Lee could prove that nothing has changed since the beginning of her absence from the division.

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