One champion versus champion fight is exciting – two is overkill, and that’s exactly what we’ve got this weekend. Topping the bill, Kiamrian Abbasov will defend his world welterweight title against current lightweight king Christian Lee, while flyweight muay thai world champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon will also put his title on the line. He will take on Italian Moroccan Joseph Lasiri – the current strawweight champion. Two fights, four champions, a very lucky group of fans!
- Can Bibiano fight back?
Former world bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes returns to action this weekend when he takes on Stephen Loman. Fernandes lost his title to John Lineker last time out and will be keen to get back in the winning column. With Lineker stripped of the title for not gaining weight and the gold now vacant, Brazilian Bibiano will be looking to get back on the cover right away.
Britain have two representatives on the map this weekend – with Juan Cervantes and Jonathan Haggerty both in action. Cervantes, who only took up martial arts as a hobby to improve his fitness, takes on Brazilian Cosmo Alexandre in a welterweight muay thai duel on the main card, while Haggerty leads the main card — and fight fans needn’t know about his credentials be informed. A former world champion, ‘The General’ is one of Britain’s best and most decorated forwards of all time – and he’ll be looking to put on a show when he takes on Vladamir Kuzmin in the Muay Thai bantamweight division. Former ROAR World Champion Liam Nolan will also be in action – when he takes on Eddie Abasolo in the lightweight muay thai division.
There’s a delicious break in style in the Atomweight Submission Grappling division when American Danielle Kelly takes on Russian Maria Molchanova. BJJ practitioner Kelly believes she has what it takes to rise to the top – and show that her discipline is the stronger of the two – she said: “Yeah, I have some experience, so when people say: ‘Oh you should do sambo, compete in that sport too’ and it’s like, ‘Yeah, I did, but I also won, so what now?’ But yeah, it’s okay, but jiu-jitsu is better.”
- The former champion wants to get back on the road to victory
Life hasn’t been easy for former bantamweight champion Kevin Belingon. The Filipino fighter has lost his last four fights – including two for the title against Bibiano – and will look to halt that slide this weekend. He finds himself up against Kim Jae Woong, who has suffered two losses of his own and is eager to find his way back into the Victory Column. The stakes are high for both men in this wide-open division.
ONE Fight Night 4: Abbasov versus Lee takes place on Saturday 19th November at 5:00am GST at the Singapore Indoor Stadium Arena in Singapore. This is a night not to be missed, so mark your calendars, download the ONE Super App and go to watch.onefc.com now!