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Russia’s Aslanbek Zikreev earns 1st ONE Super Series win, beats Wang Junguang in Singapore

Aslanbek Zikreev, Elias Dolaptsis, Wang Junguang (©ONE Championship)

Aslanbek Zikreev, Elias Dolaptsis, Wang Junguang (©ONE Championship)

Aslanbek Zikreev, 25, of Russia was one of the winners at “ONE: Inside the Matrix IV.” It was the Russian kickboxer’s first victory in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series.

Training at Kuzbass Muay Thai in Russia, Zikreev fought “Golden Boy” Wang Junguang (王俊光), 25, of China at “ONE: Inside the Matrix IV,” which featured three mixed martial arts matches, one Muay Thai contest and one kickboxing fight. ONE Championship taped the combat sports event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore before airing it on November 20, 2020.

In the main event of the evening, Zikreev and Junguang battled it out in a kickboxing contest at a catch weight of 58.3kg. Elias Dolaptsis served as the referee.

 

After three three-minute rounds, the kickboxing contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Dolaptsis raised the hand of Zikreev, who was declared the winner via split decision.

Winning at “ONE: Inside the Matrix IV” improved the professional Muay Thai and kickboxing record of Zikreev to 8 wins and 2 losses.

 

 

Seven countries were represented at “ONE: Inside the Matrix IV” namely Australia, Brazil, China, Italy, Japan, Russia and South Korea. Zikreev and Wang solely represented Russia and China, respectively. 

Wang is 168cm tall. The Chinese kickboxer trains at Yao Fight Team in China.

Zikreev stands 165cm. He made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Inside the Matrix IV.”

Growing up in Kemerovo, Siberia, Zikreev was 15 years old when he started practicing Muay Thai. Two years later, he started competing in amateur fights.

The Russian kickboxer participated in the men’s 54 kg competition in Muay Thai at the 2017 World Games, which took place from July 28-30, 2017 at the Orbita Hall in Wrocław, Poland. He finished in the semi-finals.

Representing Russia, Zikreev was the champion of the senior male elite A class -54kg category at the European Muaythai Championships 2018. At the European Muaythai Championships 2019, he was the champion in the senior male elite A 54kg category.

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