Marie Sheena (The Jakarta Post)
Wed 22 December 2021
One of Indonesia’s young tigers, Elipitua “The Magician” Siregar, is expected to launch the ONE Championship events calendar for 2022 on Friday, January 14.
The world’s largest martial arts organization will broadcast ONE: HEAVY HITTERS live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium, where the Indonesian wrestling champion takes on Robin “The Ilonggo” Catalan, a veteran who defeated his senior Stefer “The Lion” Rahardian and his fellow strawweight fighter Adrian “Papua Badboy” Mattheis.
This will be the first appearance of “The Magician” after two years of exclusion by the Covid-19 pandemic which swept through Asia. Elipitua said it would be a crucial fight to mark his return to the world stage.
“For me, it’s more of a comeback after two years of absence. I’m more excited because I’m hoping this will be my year, ”said the 25-year-old fighter.
“Starting in January – when I hope to win – and to quickly pick up another fight, I want to have more fights with ONE next year.”
After the Elipitua fight, the main card will feature the return of Japanese mixed martial arts legend Yushin “Thunder” Okami, strawweight contender Tiffany “No Chill” Teo, Chinese knockout artist Meng Bo and former ONE world title challengers Elias “The Sniper” Mahmoudi and Walter Gonçalves.
Main board heavyweights
ONE will light up at night in the main board.
ONE “The Panda” strawweight world champion Xiong Jing Nan will defend her belt against fourth-placed competitor Ayaka “Zombie” Miura in the night’s main event.
Xiong, who has a career record of 16-2, won the first women’s ONE strawweight world title in January 2018 and has successfully defended the strap five times, with notable wins over the reigning Atomic Weight Queen. “Unstoppable” Angela Lee, first strawweight contender Tiffany “No Chill” Teo and Michelle Nicolini, second strawweight.
Additionally, “The Panda” is the all-time knockout leader in his division, with three knockouts to date.
Next, she’ll meet Miura, who appears to be her perfect foil with an impressive career record of 11-3 (1 NC), a 64% finish rate and four submission wins during her UN tenure, all thanks to his branded scarf. -hold Americana.
In the main co-event, ONE Light Heavyweight kickboxing world champion Roman Kryklia defends his gold against one-punch monster Murat “The Butcher” Aygun, after a bantamweight Muay Thai match between contender Saemapetch Fairtex and Tawanchai PK.Saenchai. Muaythaigym.
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The show will also mark the highly anticipated promotional debut of Saygid Izagakhmaev, who will be cornered by his mentor, mixed martial arts legend Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Izagakhmaev is a world sambo champion who has a 19-2 mixed martial arts record and a 74% finish rate, mostly through submission wins. Moreover, “The Daghestani” will seek to make of its 20th victory a special moment, in particular with “The Eagle” by its side.
His first assignment in the Circle will come in a lightweight competition against James Nakashima, a former ONE Welterweight world title challenger who is moving into his new weight class.
Nakashima is 12-2, and although he’s best known for his wrestling pedigree, the American southpaw has largely trained his strike with kickboxing icon Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan.
The thrilling spectacle will also see the return of 18-year-old Muay Thai star Supergirl, who became the youngest athlete to compete and win the promotion league, ONE Super Series, in September 2020.
The teenage phenomenon will face the biggest test of her career when she collides with three-time Muay Thai World Champion Ekaterina “Barbie” Vandaryeva, who is ready to prove that she is still one of the contenders in elite sport.
Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado will also compete on the main card.
Since teaming up with Marrok Force, the Filipino fighter believes he has taken his striking to a whole new level and is ready to run for a strawweight gold medal, picking up the shot first. former Pancrase Flyweight champion Senzo Ikeda.
After ONE: HEAVY HITTERS, the dates for the first quarter of the 2022 events calendar are also confirmed. The promotion’s second event of the year, ONE: ONLY THE BRAVE, will take place on January 28, with four additional live shows airing on February 11, February 25, March 11 and March 26.
The ONE Championship kicks off in 2022 with ONE: HEAVY HITTERS on January 14, with ONE World Champions Xiong Jing Nan and Roman Kryklia! Plus, don’t miss the debut of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s protégé Saygid Izagakhmaev! #ONEHeavyHitters #We are a #ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/C6uoLZY79i
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Here’s the full ONE: HEAVY HITTERS map:
Main Card – ONE: HEAVY HITTERS
- (c) Xiong Jing Nan v Ayaka Miura (women’s strawweight world title)
- (c) Roman Kryklia v Murat Aygun (ONE Light Heavyweight kickboxing world title)
- Saemapetch vs. Tawanchai (Muay Thai, bantamweight)
- James Nakashima vs. Saygid Izagakhmaev (mixed martial arts, lightweight)
- Supergirl vs. Ekaterina Vandaryeva (Muay Thai, strawweight)
- Senzo Ikeda vs. Jeremy Miado (Mixed Martial Arts, Straw Weight)
Main Card – ONE: HEAVY HITTERS
- Elias Mahmoudi vs. Walter Gonçalves (Muay Thai, flyweight)
- Beybulat Isaev vs. Giannis Stoforidis (kickboxing, light heavyweight)
- Yushin Okami vs. Leandro Ataides (mixed martial arts, middleweight)
- Shuya Kamikubo vs. Troy Worthen (mixed martial arts, bantamweight)
- Tiffany Teo vs. Meng Bo (Mixed Martial Arts, Straw Weight)
- Robin Catalan vs. Elipitua Siregar (mixed martial arts, straw weight)
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