NextGen card on October 29
- ONE Championship has announced the fight lineup for ONE: NextGen
- Kryklia and Aygun to fight for the promotion’s lightweight kickboxing title
- ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix matches have also been announced for the card
Singapore-based ONE Championship is looking to capitalize on its recent success with the announcement of another stacked fight card for ONE: NextGen.
ONE heavyweight kickboxing champion Roman Kryklia will defend his title against Murat Aygun in what is set to be a huge clash of titans.
Kyrklia was initially supposed to defend his title against a debutant Aygun at ONE: Big Bang in December, but the Ukrainian champion was taken off the map due to COVID-19 security protocols.
Instead, Aygun took on Brazilian kickboxer Anderson Silva, dominating him with quick, hard combinations coupled with well-timed body shots for the unanimous decision victory.
Kryklia made his successful comeback two weeks later, firmly beating Andrei Stoica in the main event of ONE: Collision Course.
Before the main event there are the semi-finals of the ONE Women’s World Atomic Weights Grand Prix.
The final four of the grand prix are the remarkable Stamp Fairtex, Indian wrestler Ritu Phogat, Japanese phenomenon Itsuki Hirata and Brazilian grappler Julie Mezabarba.
The clashes are as follows: Mezabarba against Stamp and Hirata against Phogat.
South Korean Seo Hee Ham was due to make the semi-finals after beating Denice Zamboanga, but she was injured and was replaced by Mezabarba.
Mezabarba last fought against Mei Yamaguchi at ONE: Empower and defeated her by unanimous decision.
Stamp beat Alyssa Rassohyna in the quarter-finals and will face a talented all-round fighter at Mezabarba.
The Hirata-Phogat match should be a wrestling affair as the Indian will use her wrestling to try and push her way to victory over the Japanese.
However, Hirata is more than comfortable fighting on the pitch, as evidenced by her unanimous decision victory over Alyse Anderson in the quarterfinals.
Undefeated Belarusian Kirill Grishenko will make his comeback against Dustin Joynson.
The card also features a highly anticipated rematch between Filipino Jeremy Miado and Chinese forward Miao Li Tao.
The pair met in November 2019, with Miado claiming the flash knockout victory due to a flying knee to Miao’s face.
To complete the card, light heavyweight Beybulat Isaev is expected to face Bogdan Stoica in the kickboxing opener.
ONE: NextGen will be broadcast live on the official ONE Super App and the official ONE YouTube channel in Asia on October 29 at 8:30 p.m. Singapore Standard Time (SGT).
Meanwhile, American audiences can watch the entire map via B / R Live on October 29 at 8:30 a.m.ET.
ONE: NextGen II and ONE: NextGen III will also take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium and will be broadcast via delayed tape on November 12 and 26, respectively.
ONE: NextGen II features a showdown between Saemapetch Fairtex and newly signed Thai mainstay Rittewada Petchyindee Academy in a Muay Thai fight.
In the main co-event, booming featherweights Tang Kai and Yoon Chang Min fight inside the circle under the rules of mixed martial arts.
ONE: NextGen III is featured by an explosive MMA showdown between top tier straw weights Lito Adiwang and Jarred Brooks.
In the co-headliner of this show, Alaverdi Ramazanov returns to the Muay Thai action against Pongsiri PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym.