3 bouts that could steal the show at ONE: Dreams of Gold
The Impact Arena will bear witness to a series of top-class duels including the eagerly-anticipated semifinals clashes of the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix.
On the same night, “The Baby Shark” Petchdam Petchyindee Academy and Dutch-Moroccan Ilias Ennahachi will meet for the ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Title.
Martial arts fans across the globe may know what to expect from these bouts, but the card is stacked with world-class talent that could pull of some of the finest action of the night.
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Here are 3 bouts that could steal the show.
#1 Stamp Fairtex vs Asha Roka
ONE Championship’s new signing Asha “Knockout Queen” Roka is looking forward to her first bout on the global stage of martial arts against ONE Atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex.
However, her boxing background will be put to the test like never before against an athlete who has racked up highlight-reel victories in ONE.
The 21-year-old Thai sensation has expressed her desire to lift a World Title in a third sport, but she must be careful against Roka, whose knockout power led to a nine-second win in her mixed martial arts debut.
#2 Muangthai P.K. Saenchaimuaythaigym vs Kenta Yamada
Thailand’s multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion “Elbow Zombie” Muangthai P.K. Saenchaimuaythaigym locks horns with Japan’s WBC Muay Thai Champion Kenta Yamada in a ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight bout.
Muangthai, 25, is a lifelong martial artist who is known for his aggressive style and unique elbow strikes.
The Japanese striker, meanwhile, is fresh off a 58th career win over Deividas Danyla at ONE: FOR HONOR. He is eager to put on another a show packed with flurries of devastating body kicks when he returns in Bangkok.
This ONE Super Series exchange has all the ingredients to be another explosive contest, but who will triumph?
#3 Ryuto Sawada vs Aziz Calim
One of the hottest stars from ONE Warrior Series, Ryuto “Dragon Boy” Sawada, is ready to breath fire in his biggest career test against Aziz “The Krauser” Calim.
Sawada’s lustrous submission skills have been put on show in OWS, and he hopes to transition that form on the big stage against Indonesia’s karate champion.
“The Krauser” might lack technique in the grappling department, but he has shown how dangerous he can be when given a chance, as seen in his most recent win against Adi Paryanto in Jakarta.