Agilan Thani and Keanu Subba will both be competing in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. The two Malaysians will be part of the postlims at ONE on Prime Video 3.
It means their fights will not be broadcast by Amazon Prime but will be for the benefit of the local live audience, it remains to be seen if it will be possible to watch them online. Thani will ne looking to snap a three fight losing skid while Subba will be looking for his third win of the year.
Subba (9-5) was last seen knocking out Amir Khan at ONE 160 in Singapore. After having some bad luck with injuries the 28 year old has been able to fight much more frequently this year.
He has been matched with Chang Min Yoon (5-2) who has spent his entire professional career competing for ONE Championship. The Korean is coming off a loss to current featherweight champion Tang Kai at ONE: ‘NextGen’ last year.
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Thani (10-7) has not won a fight since 2019. The former welterweight title challenger has been stopped by In Ho Tae and Hiroyuki Tetsuka and dropped a decision to Tyler McGuire.
He has been matched with promotional newcomer Ilja Stojanov (7-0-1). The undefeated German has not fought in over a year and will be competing outside of Europe for the first time in his career.
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As previously announced John Lineker will be making the first defence of his bantamweight belt at ONE on Prime Video 3. He has been booked to face fellow Brazilian Fabricio Andrad in a fight that will not headline the card.
Lineker is a UFC veteran who won the belt by knocking out Bibiano Fernandes earlier this year. Andrade only got his opportunity to fight for ONE Championship because he is based in Thailand and the promotion started using Bangkok as a base for its events during the pandemic.
But he has seized it with both hands, winning five fights out of five to establish himself as the #2 contender in the bantamweight division. By contrast Lineker made his name with the UFC where he was one of the most devastating flyweights on the roster ands won four fights out of four for ONE Championship.
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— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 11, 2022
Meanwhile the inaugural lightweight Muay Thai title will be on the line when Regian Eersel will face Sinsamut Klinmee at . Both men are undefeated in their ONE Championship careers and Eersel already holds a title.
Eersel is the lightweight kickboxing champion. The Dutchman is the only fighter to have ever held the belt and has successfully defended it four times.
His background might be in kickboxing but Eersel does have prior experience of Muay Thai. He was the Lion Fight super middleweight champion before signing with ONE Championship.
What a comeback! Regian Eersel 🇸🇷 defends the ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title for the fourth time🏆#ONE156 #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/0bnat8SupR
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) April 22, 2022
The card had originally been set to be headlined by a middleweight title fight between champion Reinier de Ridder and challenger Shamil Abdulaev. That bout appears to have been scrapped and has not been rescheduled yet.
The fight between Superlek Kiatmoo9 and Panpayak Jitmuangnon has also been scrapped. They were scheduled to meet in the final of the flyweight Muay Thai Grand Prix but the former pulled out after getting injured.
But featherweight kickboxing Grand Prix runner up Sittichai Sitsongpeenong will be in action. He will be looking to bounce back from his defeat in the tournament final when he faces Mohammed Boutasaa in Kuala Lumpur.
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Lea Bivins will finally be making her ONE Championship debut in the first fight on the card. The American has had to wait longer than unexpected after her last opponent pulled out just hours before fight night.
Ahead of ONE 159 she really got in Zeba Bano’s face at the weigh ins. It seems Bivins did such a good job of intimidating the Indian that she withdrew from the fight with the American accusing her opponent of being a ‘loser’ in the aftermath.
At ONE on Prime Video 3 she has been matched with Noelle Grandjean. Both fighters will be making their promotional debuts but the Thai / Dutch atomweight has more experience.
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These events take place every month and feature some of the biggest names on the roster. In August Demetrious Johnson avenged his loss to Adriano Moraes with a win at ONE on Prime Video 1.
Last month Xiong Jing Nan beat Angela Lee in their trilogy bout which headlined ONE on Prime Video 2. Both the previous events took place in Singapore and this will be the promotion’s first event in Kuala Lumpur since 2019.
ONE on Prime Video 3, Kuala Lumpur, October 22nd
John Lineker (c) vs. Fabricio Andrade (For bantamweight title)
Muay Thai: Regian Eersel vs. Sinsamut Klinmee (For lightweight title)
Submission grappling: Kade Ruotolo vs. Uaki Kurzhev (For lightweight title)
Kickboxing: Sittichai Sitsongpeenong vs. Mohammed Boutasaa (Featherweight)
Jae Woong Kim vs. Shamil Gasanov (Featherweight)
Jeremy Miado vs. Danial Williams (Strawweight)
Muay Thai: Asa Ten Pow vs. Mehdi Zatout (Bantamweight)
Muay Thai: Amir Naseri vs. Taiki Naito (Flyweight)
Lea Bivins vs. Noelle Grandjean (Atomweight)
Agilan Thani vs. Ilja Stojanov (Welterweight)
Keanu Subba vs. Chang Min Yoon (Featherweight)