ONE: Enter the Dragon
ONE Championship presents its next event on May 17 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Billed as “Enter the Dragon” the fight show features a mixed-bill with two championship, as well as the opening round of featherweight kickboxing World Grand Prix.
In addition, the lineup includes a semi-final bout of ONE Lightweight WGP. The contest features Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev up against Amir Khan. The latter replaces Ariel Sexton who was forced to withdraw due to injury, the promotion announced on Tuesday.
“A Singaporean Muay Thai Champion and former ONE World Title challenger, Khan has shared the Circle with some of the best that the ONE Championship lightweight division has to offer, including former ONE World Champions Eduard “Landslide” Folayang and Honorio “The Rock” Banario, as well as top contenders Adrian Pang and Timofey Nastyukhin.
Khan squares off against one of the hottest lightweight contenders today in Turkey”s Arslanaliev.
A proven finisher with all seven of his wins coming via stoppage, Arslanaliev has dominated all of the challenges he has faced so far in his young career. The 24-year old is currently riding a three-bout winning streak with victories over the likes of Tetsuya Yamada, Timofey Nastyukhin, and most recently a 25-second knockout of former ONE World Title challenger Ev Ting to advance to the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix semi-final round.”
Here is the updated bracket of ONE Lightweight WGP 👀 pic.twitter.com/RhAwMutSz5
— FIGHTMAG (@fightmag) April 30, 2019
In the main event Shinya Aoki defends his ONE Lightweight title against Christian Lee. In the co-main event Nieky Holzken and Regian Eersel battle it out for the inaugural ONE Lightweight kickboxing belt.
Also on the night Yodsanklai Fairtex faces Samy Sana, Giorgio Petrosyan takes on Petchmorakot Petchyidnee Academy, and Sage Northcutt makes his ONE Championship debut going up against Cosmo Alexandre. The updated fight card for ONE Enter the Dragon can be found below.
Lightweight Shinya Aoki vs. Christian Lee
Lightweight Nieky Holzken vs. Regian Eersel (Kickboxing)
Featherweight Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy vs. Giorgio Petrosyan (Kickboxing)
Featherweight Jo Nattawut vs. Andy Souwer (Kickboxing)
Featherweight Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. Samy Sana (Kickboxing)
Featherweight Dzhabar Askerov vs. Enriko Kehl (Kickboxing)
Welterweight Sage Northcutt vs. Cosmo Alexandre
Lightweight Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev vs. Amir Khan
Lightweight Amir Khan vs. Iurie Lapicus
Strawweight Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke vs. Miao Li Tao
Strawweight Alex Silva vs. Yoshitaka Naito
Featherweight Garry Tonon vs. Yoshiki Nakahara
Women’s Atomweight Mei Yamaguchi vs. Meng Bo
Lightweight Rahul Raju vs. Richard Corminal