The headline bout has been revealed for the upcoming ONE Championship event titled “Age of Dragons” on November 16 in Beijing, China. The contest features Ilias Ennahachi making the first defense of his flyweight kickboxing belt against Wang Wenfeng.
The pair has previously met twice. Ennahachi won their first bout by decision in September 2014. Wenfeng took the revenge in November 2017, also by decision.
Ilias Ennahachi (35-3) claimed the belt against former champion Petchdam Petchyindee Academy by knockout in the first round in August. Prior to that he defeated Madani Belhaddad, Enez Ilgin, among others. The Dutch competitor is riding the six-fight win streak.
The representative of the country-host Wang Wenfeng also won six bouts in a row. In March he scored a unanimous decision against Enzo Petricig, following a pair of wins against his country-fellows Feng Liang and Lin Qianbang.
The co-main event is a battle for the inaugural ONE light heavyweight kickboxing strap between Tarik Khbabez and Roman Kryklia. Both championship bouts are scheduled for five rounds.
Also on the card famed Muay Thai fighter Yodsanklai Fairtex is back in the ring, facing a yet to be announced opponent.
Yodsanklai Fairtex is back in the ring ?? #MuayThai
— FIGHTMAG (@fightmag) October 10, 2019
The event is also expected to see Indian female wrestler Ritu Phogat, who has signed with the promotion in February. More information and other matchups are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Flyweight Ilias Ennahachi vs. Wang Wenfeng
Light Heavyweight Tarik Khbabez vs. Roman Kryklia
Featherweight Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. TBD