The third event of ONE Championship in the Philippines in 2018 is titled “ONE: Reign of Kings.” The fight card has matches between promotional debutantes, one of which is a Muay Thai contest between a Thai fighter and a Dutch contender.
Like the previous ONE Championship events in 2018, the “ONE: Reign of Kings” card features mixed martial arts matches intertwined with the striking-only bouts in the new ONE Championship league ONE Super Series.
Out of the 11 matches on the “ONE: Reign of Kings,” three are under ONE Super Series. The first striking bout is a Muay Thai contest between Chamuaktong Fightermuaythai of Thailand and Brown Pinas of the Netherlands.
Both Chamuaktong and Pinas are making their ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Reign of Kings.” They will compete in a catch weight of 68kg.
The Muay Thai contest between Chamuaktong and Pinas is on the preliminary card. It will be the third bout of the evening.
The second ONE Super Series bout is a Muay Thai contest between Panicos Yusuf of Cyprus and Han Zi Hao of China in the bantamweight division. The third one is a kickboxing contest between Armen Petrosyan of Italy and Chris Ngimbi of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is a catch weight of 72.5kg.
Like Chamuaktong and Pinas, Renzo Gracie, 51, of Brazil and Yuki “Sora” Kondo, 43, of Japan will make their ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Reign of Kings.” Gracie and Kondo will compete in the welterweight division.
Pinas will be the only fighter from the Netherlands competing at “ONE: Reign of Kings.” On the other hand, Chamuaktong has two fellow Thai fighters on the card namely Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit, 22, and Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai, 29.
Mitsatit will face Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, 22, of the Philippines in the strawweight division. Wiratchai will compete in the lightweight division against Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan.
“ONE: Reign of Kings” will take place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on July 27, 2018. Meanwhile, here is ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong at the press conference:
Ticket information for ONE: REIGN OF KINGS is available at www.onefc.com.