On October 6, 2018, “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” will feature one boxing bout, six mixed martial arts matches and seven ONE Super Series striking contests at the Impact Arena in Bangkok. The boxing bout, which is the main event, is between reigning World Boxing Council Super Flyweight World Champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, 31, of Thailand and his challenger Iran “MagnifiKO” Diaz, 28, of Mexico.
On October 1, 2018, Srisaket and Diaz attended the official “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” face-off and open workout. Also in attendance was ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.
“I am thrilled to introduce world-class boxing for the very first time to ONE Championship fans,” Chatri stated. “You can all catch the action live from the Impact Arena this Saturday evening, or on the ONE Super App. As you can see from our athletes here today, everyone is primed and ready to showcase their amazing skills on the biggest global stage of martial arts competition.”
“The most exciting sporting event in Thai history is going down and will feature your favorite martial arts superstars,” the ONE Championship chairman and CEO added. “Of course, in the main event is none other than, one of the best boxers in the world pound-for-pound, our very own Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. It’s going to be a wild night and I am excited for all the action that is to come.”
Aside from Srisaket and Diaz, other fighters who will be competing at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” were present during the face-off and open workout. They were Thai martial artists Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, Petchmorrakot Wor. Sangprapai, Petchdam Kaiyanghadao, Singtongnoi Por Telakun and Rika “Tiny Doll” Ishige and other ONE Championship athletes Mehdi Zatout, Alaverdi Ramazanov, Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, Ev “E.T.” Ting, Masahide Kudo, Bozhena Antoniyar, and Kenny Tse.
“ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” will be co-headlined by reigning ONE Super Series Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion Kai Ting “Killer Bee” Chuang, 23, of Chinese Taipei and her challenger Stamp Fairtex, 20, of Pattaya, Thailand. Here is a clip featuring the Chinese defending champion:
Ticket information for ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES is available at www.onefc.com.