CEO of ONE Championship, Victor Cui stated, “We are delighted to be back Beijing with another round of world-class MMA action for fight fans across the mainland. We have two world title fights set up for fans in attendance, as well as a featherweight tournament to determine the best featherweight in the country. Don’t miss an epic night of bravery and sportsmanship, as showcased by our ONE Superstars!”
ONE Championship and Wujie recently announced a monumental partnership that will see the two organizations work together to hold an unprecedented 26 exciting new events all across mainland China in a two year period. The collaboration will provide an opportunity for both fans and athletes to showcase ONE Championship's unique brand of world-class mixed martial arts and sports entertainment.
With an impressive victory over Martin Nguyen last month, the undefeated Marat “Cobra” Gafurov (12-0) of Russia captured the interim ONE Featherweight World Championship via another signature submission finish. Gafurov has been on an absolute tear, blazing a trail of exciting wins in ONE’s loaded featherweight division. He will now look to unify the featherweight titles against incumbent champion Narantungalag Jadambaa.
Narantungalag Jadambaa (10-3-0) is a Mongolian kickboxer and is the reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion. Jadambaa has been eyeing his return to the ONE Cage ever since he captured the title with a victory over Koji Oishi last year. Now, he’ll get the chance to defend his belt for the very first time against an extremely formidable opponent in Marat Gafurov.
Fans can expect a scintillating battle of prime featherweights as Gafurov and Jadambaa both aim to become the undisputed ONE Featherweight World Champion.
In what will serve as the co-main event of the evening, ONE Flyweight World Champion, Adriano Moraes (13-1-0) of Brazil, will return to the ONE Cage to put his title on the line against one of Kazakhstan’s top flyweights in Kairat Akhmetov. Moraes is on a four fight win streak which includes capturing the world title last year. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist is ready to stand his ground and defend his belt against Akhmetov who will pose as his biggest test to date.
Kairat Akhmetov (22-0) of Kazakhstan is undefeated with an outstanding record of 22 wins with no losses. The 28-year old has finished 18 of his opponents by either knockout or submission and will look to have the same success in his ONE Championship debut. In a world title bout that will surely keep fans on the edge of their seats, Akhmetov is ready to compete for the belt against Adriano Moraes when they meet at the center of the ONE Cage.
In a China Warrior Bout, 19-year old Li Wei Bin (3-1-0) out of Chongqing faces “The Wolverine” Wang Ya Yong (1-0) of Shanghai. Both combatants are primed and ready for the big stage as they plan to put on a show for their countrymen on the largest platform in Asia.
Veteran welterweight from Seltso, Russia, Nikolay Aleksakhin (15-3-0) will make his highly-anticipated ONE Championship debut against Mongolian slugger, Burenzorig Batmunkh (8-2-0). Aleksakhin is currently riding a five-fight win streak, which includes three technical knockout victories. The two warriors will do battle inside the ONE Cage and will look to surprise the crowd with intense action.
Up and coming welterweight from Taipei, Jeff “The Machine” Huang (5-2-0) will return to the ONE Cage looking to avenge his most recent defeat in a rematch with Trestle Tan (3-4-0) of Manila, Philippines. Huang and Tan faced each other earlier this year, with Tan scoring a TKO victory over Huang, seconds into the very first round. Now, Huang is out for vengeance as he gets his wish for a rematch.
In the Beijing Featherweight Tournament II Semi-Finals, Zhang Jia Cai (1-0) battles Qiao Long Fei (3-1-0) as Yang Sen (2-0) locks horns with Ala Teng Bu Ri Ge De (4-1-1). Ma Jia Wen (1-1-0) squares off with Wang Ya Wei (3-1-0) in the Beijing Featherweight Tournament II Alternate Bout.
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