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Three Title Fights And A Trilogy Headlines ONE: Full Circle

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ONE Championship has assembled a mega-card this February 25 inside the Singapore Stadium as three world titles will be on the line, along with an epic rubber match.

In the main event, ONE Welterweight World Champion Kiamrian Abbasov will be moving up to the Middleweight division to challenge the reigning titleholder, Reinier de Ridder, for his crown.

The “Dutch Knight” de Ridder is fresh off his light heavyweight triumph over Aung La N Sang to become the latest two-weight world champion. Meanwhile, Abbasov successfully defended his title against James Nakashima.

Another title that will be up for grabs is the ONE Light Heavyweight Kickboxing World Title where Roman Kryklia will be challenged by Murat Aygun. This is going to be Kryklia’s maiden title defense after being the inaugural champion in 2018.

The third title on the line for the card is the ONE Featherweight Muay Thai championship of Petchmorakot Petchyindee. He is set to defend it against the number-one ranked contender, Jamal Yusupov.

Both athletes will finally face each other after a two-year wait due to Yusupov’s injury in 2020. The champion and the challenger are riding their respective consecutive wins.

On top of the three titles that will be defended on the night is the highly-anticipated trilogy match of Aung La N Sang and Vitaly Bigdash. The pair were both former ONE Middleweight champions and the winner could potentially get another crack at the coveted gold.

Bigdash unanimously scored a win over N Sang in their first showdown in January 2017, but the “Burmese Python” exacted revenge months in the rerun to dethrone Vitaly and become Myanmar’s first-ever world champion in history.

Other Fights in the Card:

•Enriko Kehl versus Tayfun Ozcan in a featherweight kickboxing bout
•Fabricio Andrade versus Jeremy Pacatiw in a bantamweight mixed martial arts bout
•Leandro Ataides versus David Branch in a middleweight mixed martial arts bout
•Guto Inocente versus Bruno Susano in a heavyweight kickboxing bout
•Zebaztian Kadestam versus Valmir Da Silva in a welterweight mixed martial arts bout
•Chris Shaw versus Vladimir Kuzmin in a bantamweight Muay Thai bout
•Diandra Martin versus Smilla Sundell in a 58KG catchweight Muay Thai bout
•Yuri Simoes versus Daniyal Zainalov in a middleweight mixed martial arts
•Jiduo Yibu versus Daniel Puertas in a flyweight kickboxing bout
•Rahul Raju versus Drex Zamboanga in a lightweight mixed martial arts bout

As always, the card is subject to change.


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