Julie Mezabarba has been added to the ONE Fight Night 9 card according to reports in Brazil. Combate state that she will be facing Denice Zamboanga in Bangkok on April 22nd.

Mezabarba (9-4-1) is coming off back to back decision losses. She has been the distance in all three of her ONE Championship fights with the Brazilian’s sole win coming at the expense of Mei Yamaguchi.

Zamboanga (9-2) is coming off a split decision win, just like her opponent. She beat Lin Heqin at ONE Fight Night 5 to get herself back in the title mix after back to back decision losses to Seo Hee Ham.

Moving up

As previously announced Nong-O Gaiyanghadao is set to faces Jonathan Haggerty at ONE Fight Night 9. The Englishman confirmed the matchup on his Instagram page yesterday and it appears he will be moving up to bantamweight to challenge for the belt.

Haggerty is the former flyweight Muay Thai champion but has been struggling to make weight. So it would not be a major surprise to see him moving up a division.

But having won his last four fights it appears Haggerty has been handed an immediate title shot:


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Total dominance

But Nong-O has been completely dominant in ONE Championship’s bantamweight division. He has won ten fights out of ten for the promotion and his last five victories have all come inside the distance.

In the main event of ONE Lumpinee 1 he stopped Alaverdi Ramazanov in the third round to successfully defend his bantamweight belt for the seventh time. Nong-O remains the only fighter to ever hold the title.

No venue has been confirmed for ONE Fight Night 9 but reports in Brazil state that it will take place in Bangkok. Traditionally the promotion has used Impact Arena there but recent cards in Thailand have all taken place at Lumpinee Stadium.

ONE Fight Night 9, TBA, April 22nd
Muay Thai: Nong-O Gaiyanghadao vs. Jonathan Haggerty (For bantamweight title)
Julie Mezabarba vs. Denice Zamboanga (Strawweight)