Some changes to the A championship the list dwindled over the weekend. The organization has released six athletes from its roster.
ONE announces major roster changes
Pierre Buist, Antoine Do, Thomas Narmo, Stefer Rahardianand Youri Simoes no longer part of the organization, first reported by the South China Morning Post. Daniela Lopez was later confirmed by the Asian Martial Arts Promotion.
Buist made a splash in the lightweight division with three straight wins, but he was let go after back-to-back losses in 2020 and 2021.
Narmo failed to pick up a win in his two trips to the promotion. His last fight was a submission loss to growing talent at heavyweight Odie Delaney. Lopez also dropped her two World Stage appearances.
It was a similar story to fight the great Yuri Simoes. The Brazilian submission ace went 0-2 in ONE competition against Fan-Rong and Daniyal Zainalov.
Do and Rahardian were both coming off wins but hadn’t competed in some time. Rahardian last graced the Circle in October 2019, and Do did not return to the world stage after his main roster debut in May 2021.
Seven athletes will make their ONE 157 debut
But it opened the door for rookie athletes, a few of whom will make their first appearance at ONE 157: Petchmorakot against Viénot May 20.
Undefeated Indian Strawweight Zeba Bano will make her debut by welcoming “Wondergirl” Nat Jaroonsak to the world of mixed martial arts. Muay Thai attackers Jacob Smith and Amir Nasseri will join the promotion as part of the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix, while Panpayak Jitmuangnon and Joshua Cruz will take part in the alternate combat of the tournament.
Brothers Kade and Tye Ruotolo will make their highly anticipated debut on the card as they compete in lightweight submission grappling matches against Garry Tonon and Shinya Aoki.
Lately, Jimmy Vienot enters the main event against Petchmorakot Petchyindee to challenge for the ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Title.