ONE Championship is returning to Malaysia on July 13, 2018 for “ONE: Pursuit of Power” featuring seven mixed martial arts matches and three striking bouts in ONE Super Series. The third bout of the evening is a featherweight contest between “The Honey Badger” Urrutia, 31, and “The Underdog” Li Kai Wen, 22, of Tianjin, China.
Taking place at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, “ONE: Pursuit of Power” marks Li’s 10th ONE Championship bout. For Urrutia, it will be his fourth in the promotion.
Urrutia is fighting out of Miami, Florida, where he earned his purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is currently training and teaching at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand, and he holds a professional MMA record of 11 wins and 5 losses.
On the other hand, Li has 8 wins and 4 losses. In his most recent bout, it only took him 10 seconds to knock out his opponent, which is now the fastest knockout in the featherweight division of ONE Championship.
Li started his martial arts training in a local gym in his hometown called Tianjin Top Team. In December 2014, he became the ONE Featherweight Beijing Tournament Champion after winning two bouts in a single night.
Headlining “ONE: Pursuit of Power” are Agilan “Alligator” Thani of Malaysia and Zebastian “The Bandit” Kadestam of Sweden, who will compete in the welterweight division. In the co-main event of the evening, ONE Super Series athletes “Smokin” Jo Nattawut of Thailand and Yohann Fairtex Drai of France will battle it out in a Muay Thai contest in the featherweight division.
“ONE: Pursuit of Power” is the second ONE Championship event to take place in Malaysia in 2018. ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong stated, “We have an amazing event planned for fans in Kuala Lumpur as our ONE Championship athletes get ready to electrify the stadium with dazzling performances.”
The first ONE Championship event to take place in Malaysia in 2018 was “ONE: Visions of Victory.” Here is a recap:
Ticket information for ONE: PURSUIT OF POWER is available at www.onefc.com.