martial arts

Waqar Umar vs Zhao Zhi Kang at ‘ONE: Iron Will’

Waqar Umar (Facebook/Waqar Umar)

Waqar Umar (Facebook/Waqar Umar)

5 March 2018 – Bangkok, Thailand: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the complete card at “ONE: Iron Will” set for March 24, 2018 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. In the main event, reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 37, of Brazil will defend his title against ONE Featherweight and ONE Lightweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 29, of Sydney, Australia.

There will be three bouts on the preliminary card. The first one is a featherweight match between Waqar “Psycho” Umar, 27, of Lahore, Pakistan and Zhao Zhi Kang, 23, of Inner Mongolia.

Umar has a 4-4 professional record and is known as a Pakistani combat sports veteran. All four of his victories have come by submission, made possible by his well-established grappling skills.

Inside the ONE Championship cage, Umar has faced the likes of Peter Davis, 36, Amir Khan, 23, and Benedict Ang, 21. The Pakistani fighter’s next task is to take on a rising Chinese star.

On the other hand, Zhao is a top Chinese martial arts star with a professional record of 23-3 and a former Chinese sanda champion. Although the young competitor considers himself a striker first, he boasts of incredible submission skills, this in addition to his undeniable knockout power.

In Zhao’s most recent bout of, he submitted Thai Rithy, 20, in the first round. Representing Shanxi Xindu Martial Arts Club, the Chines fighter will take on a Pakistani opponent in his return to action.

Thai Rithy, Zhao Zhi Kang

Thai Rithy, Zhao Zhi Kang

Ticket information for ONE: IRON WILL is available at www.onefc.com.

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