This weekend we see the big four in action: UFC, ONE, Bellator, and Combate Global all have fights on, while we wait another week for the PFL finals. Here’s what you need to know. Some of Friday night’s results are disclosed.
Muay Thai Grand Prix (Road to ONE): Interview with Liam Patel
On Saturday, November 12th, London’s Indigo at the O2 will host the Muay Thai Grand Prix featuring bouts “on the road to ONE.” One of the fighters on the card is the British champion Liam Patel, who also happens to have coached our Editor-in-Chief. We caught up with Liam ahead of his bout.
Regian Eersel: ONE Championship Lightweight Muay Thai World Title Contender
The Dutch kickboxing and Muay Thai phenomenon Regian Eersel boasts a record of 58 wins (26 KOs) with only 4 losses to date. He is set to face Sinsamut Klinmee for the vacant ONE Championship Lightweight Muay Thai World title on October 21st. We spoke to Regian ahead of the bout.
Niclas Larsen: ONE 162
Following his loss to Tawanchai who has since gone to claim the ONE Muay Thai Featherweight title, Niclas Larsen returns to the ONE circle to face Jimmy Vienot on October 21st. We spoke to him about his forthcoming bout, the aesthetics of fighting, and the Scandinavian “Jante Law.”
5 Reasons Why Marcus ”Buchecha” Almeida’s Fight Is A Must-Watch
The month of August will bring a unique opportunity for fight fans. As ONE Championship signs a 5-year contract with Amazon Prime, fans across the world will witness a superb global event at ONE on Prime Video 1 with a stacked card featuring Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida. Here are 5 reasons why you won’t want to miss his fight!
Zebaztian Kadestam Returns at ONE 160
The former ONE Welterweight Champion, Zebaztian ”The Bandit” Kadestam from Sweden, returns to the Circle facing Iuris Lapicus at ONE 160 on Friday, August 26th. We spoke to him for an exclusive interview, covering his career, his hopes to regain his title, and his love for ONE Championship.
Today ONE Championship returns with must-see matchups and, as always with ONE Championship, there will be a range of Martial Arts styles on display. Here is all you need to know.
Fight Announcement: ONE 160
A rousing title bout awaits fight fans around the globe on August 26th, as current ONE featherweight champion Thanh Le takes on Tang Kai from China at ONE 160.
Judo in MMA: An Interview with Sexyama
Judo is perhaps most often associated with education, personal cultivation, and a way of introducing children to martial arts. Yet, Judo is a venerable martial art which has proven to be effective in MMA. One of the premier judokas who has proven this is Yoshihiro “Sexyama” Akiyama, whom we spoke to about his career.
Niclas Larsen: ONE Championship Debut
Danish Muay Thai and kickboxing sensation makes his ONE Championship debut as he headlines ONE 158 in a Featherweight Muay Thai bout on June 3rd. This makes him the first Dane to compete in the Asian-based martial arts promotion. We spoke to him about his preparation.