Musumeci vs. Imanari, Buchecha vs. Reug Reug added to ONE: Eersel vs. Sadikovic map

First, in a submission grappling contest, Mikey Musumeci, who recently signed with the promotion, will make his ONE Championship debut against Japanese veteran Masakazu “Ashikan-Judan” Imanari.

Musumeci is an IBJJF world champion in both bantamweight and light featherweight. He holds a career record of 58-5 and earned his black belt at age 18. The 25-year-old New Jersey native is mentored by UFC star Gilbert Burns and Jonatas Gurgel.

Meanwhile, Imanari is 3-3 inside the circle and a career mixed martial arts mark of 38-19-2. All of his wins at ONE are early arrivals, including his triumph over “Pretty Boy” Kwon Won Il at ONE: Call to Greatness in 2019.

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In the second announced fight, Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida will meet “Reug Reug” Oumar Kane in a heavyweight MMA battle.

The US Top Team and Evolve MMA rep is 2-0 in The Home of Martial Arts, beating both fellow countryman Anderson “Braddock” Silva and “Mighty Warrior” Kang Ji Won via submission to the first tower.

The 17-time IBJJF and ADCC Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion would love to score another victory and move one step closer to a world title opportunity. But that’s easier said than done as his opponent at the Singapore Indoor Stadium has solid knockout power.

Aside from his desire to bounce back from a loss to Kirill Grishenko, Kane scored first-round knockouts against Alain Ngalani and Patrick Schmid.

Mikey Musumeci, Ruotolo brothers and Mohammed Boutasaa join ONE ChampionshipMikey Musumeci, Ruotolo brothers and Mohammed Boutasaa join ONE Championship

The Senegalese contender is 3-1 in MMA, and a win over “Buchecha” will put him back on the ONE heavyweight card. It’s just two fights for what promises to be another stacked card of intense combat sports action.

Teenage sensation Smilla “The Hurricane” Sundell will face Filipina-American Jackie Buntan for the inaugural ONE Women’s Strawweight Muay Thai World Championship.

As the name of the event suggests, Regian “The Immortal” Eersel will defend the ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Championship against Arian “Game Over” Sadikovic.

A win over the German will give Eersel his fourth successful title defense since winning the crown from Nieky “The Natural” Holzken at ONE:ENTER THE DRAGON in May 2019.

Source: press release

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