Yusup “Maestro” Saadulaev, 34, of Russia will face Shuya “Stealth” Kamikubo, 26, of Japan at “ONE: Dreams of Gold.” ONE Championship will hold the combat sports event at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on August 16, 2019.
“ONE: Dreams of Gold” will feature mixed martial arts, kickboxing and Muay Thai. One of the MMA bouts is between Saadulaev and Kamikubo.
While Saadulaev is a Brazilan Jiu-Jitsu black belt and TFC Featherweight Champion, Kamikubo is a former DEEP Tournament Champion. They will compete in the featherweight division.
Recently, Saadulaev recently made the move up to featherweight after experiencing mixed success at bantamweight. However, he has yet to record a victory since then.
Saadulaev looks to turn things around. This time, he is pitted against Kamikubo, a formidable opponent who is currently riding a six-bout win streak.
A Nihon University alum, Kamikubo made his professional MMA debut in 2014. Before joining ONE Championship in 2018, he competed in DEEP and Pancrase, among others.
In the main event of “ONE: Dreams of Gold,” Ilias Ennahachi, 23, of the Netherlands will challenge reigning ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion “The Baby Shark” Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, 21, of Thailand. Also on the card is the rematch between Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan, 33, of Italy and “Smokin’” Jo Nattawut, 29, of Thailand for the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix semi-finals.
Ticket information for “ONE: Dreams of Gold” is available at www.onefc.com. Meanwhile, here is a teaser for the upcoming ONE Championship event: