Fritz Biagtan will be looking to end what has already been a banner year on a high at ONE Friday Fights 44. He has won two fights out of two at Lumpinee Stadium and has a chance to make it three in a row this week.
The Filipino has been matched with Babar Ali in a flyweight fight. Biagtan is perhaps best known for being engaged to ONE Championship strawweight contender Denice Zamboanga.
Biagtan (6-1) also has an impressive record of his own. His father was a mixed martial artist who fought Mark Sangiao back in the day but the 28 year old has blazed his own train in the sport.
A third win would potentially be enough to secure him a ONE Championship contract. Ali (6-1) has both amateur and professional experience but doesn’t appear to have fought outside of Afghanistan.
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Representatives of Team Lakay have been making regular appearances on these events. Last Friday Carlos Alvarez suffered his first loss at Lumpinee after three straight wins.
This week Carlo Bumina-ang (3-0) is back in action. The Filipino will be looking to make it three wins in a row on these cards when he faces Turkey’s Ilyas Dursun (3-0) in a battle between two undefeated bantamweights with identical records.
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Best of the rest
There are three MMA fights on this card. The first bout of the evening pits flyweights together with Portugal’s Leandro Gomes (4-1) taking on Turkey’s Milad Huseyini (2-0) in a bout that had originally been booked for ONE Friday Fights 41.
The rest of the card consists exclusively of Muay Thai fights. In the main event Yod-IQ PKSaenchaigym has been matched with Ilyas Musaev, the Russian is making his sixth appearance of the year on this stage.