ONE Heart of the Lion takes place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday November 9. The event features a mixed fight-bill with MMA and kickboxing bouts presented on the card.
In the previously announced main event women’s strawweight champion, Chinese Xiong Jing defends her title against the representative of the country-host, atomweight titleholder Angela Lee. The contest is “one of two epic World Champion vs. World Champion super-bouts on the evening,” stated in the press release sent out by ONE Championship.
In the co-main event the reigning bantamweight champion, Brazilian Bibiano Fernandes faces the interim champion, Filipino Kevin Belingon. The pair meets in a championship unification.
Italian kickboxing star Giorgio Petrosyan has been added to the card, facing off Thai Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy.
“32-year-old Giorgio Petrosyan of Italy is known as ‘The Doctor’ due to the surgical precision of his strikes. He is considered by many to be the greatest kickboxer of his generation. Petrosyan began his professional Muay Thai career at the age of 16 competing between bantamweight and middleweight, winning multiple titles across each division. He sports a professional kickboxing record of 97-2-2, 1NC and is known for his incredible six-year 42-bout win streak which is considered one of the most dominant reigns in middleweight history. Petrosyan returns to action in a ONE Super Series Kickboxing contest against Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy.
25-year-old Thai kickboxer Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy is one of Thailand’s best Muay Thai practitioners in the modern era. A former Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Champion, Sorgraw sports a kickboxing record of 36-17, and made a successful ONE Super Series debut last June when he marched to a majority decision over Samy Sana of France. Featuring fiery combinations and superb defense, Sorgraw is now looking forward to further testing his skills in ONE Super Series. He faces the renowned Giorgio Petrosyan in his next assignment.”
In addition, American BJJ specialist Garry Tonon goes up against South Korean Mixed Martial Artist Sung Jong.
“Multiple-time No Gi BJJ World Champion Garry ‘The Lion Killer’ Tonon of New Jersey, USA began his martial arts career as a wrestler, competing extensively throughout grade school. He was introduced to Brazilian jiu-jitsu at age 14, enrolling at Tom DeBlass’ Ocean County BJJ and became one of DeBlass’ most dedicated students. He won his first BJJ world title in 2008 in the juvenile blue belt division. Today, he is one of the world’s most decorated grapplers, having won multiple tournaments across the globe. He is a former IBJJF World Champion, two-time IBJJF World No-Gi Champion, and four-time Eddie Bravo Invitational Champion. He made his professional mixed martial arts debut in early 2018, stopping Filipino Richard Corminal by second-round TKO. Tonon now makes his way back to face Sung Jong Lee in his third ONE Championship bout.
Sung Jong Lee of Cheonan, South Korea, is a 33-year-old mixed martial artist who competes and showcases his skills in the talented lightweight division of ONE Championship. A former NAGA No Gi Grappling Champion, Lee holds a professional record of 4-2 in the cage. Always looking to finish on the mat, Lee is a dangerous grappler who is capable of ending matches in a variety of ways. Making his ONE Championship debut last May in Singapore, Lee fell short of victory against local star Amir Khan. This time Lee seeks redemption, as he takes on Garry Tonon.”
Among other bouts added to the card, Brazilian Alex Silva squares off against Thai strawweight Pongsiri Mitsatit, and Australian Adrian Pang battles out against Japanese Kota Shimoishi. The current lineup can be found below.
ONE Heart of the Lion fight card
Xiong Jing Nan vs. Angela Lee
Bibiano Fernandes vs. Kevin Belingon
Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy
Alex Silva vs. Pongsiri Mitsatit
Garry Tonon vs. Sung Jong
Adrian Pang vs. Kota Shimoishi
Tiffany Teo vs. Michelle Nicolini
Muhammad Aiman vs. Shuya Kamikubo
Hisyam Samsudin vs. Xie Bin
Abro Fernandes vs. Chan Rothana