A strawweight Muay Thai fight has been added to the ONE Fight Night 11 card. The event is set for Bangkok on June 9th and will see Martine Michieletto take on Amber Kitchen in an all European clash.
Michieletto will finally be making her long awaited ONE Championship debut. She had been booked to face Anissa Meksen back in 2021 but the event was cancelled due to a Covid-19 outbreak in Singapore.
The Italian comes into this contest on a 14 fight winning streak and is the reigning WMF and ISKA featherweight champion. She currently holds world titles in both kickboxing and Muay Thai.
Kitchen will be looking to secure her first ONE Championship win at the fourth attempt. Like Michieletto she has seen her opportunities reduced during the pandemic but is coming off three straight decision losses.
View this post on Instagram
Also added to the card this week was a strawweight fight. Mansur Malachiev (10-0) will make his long awaited ONE Championship debut but not against Lito Adiwang. The two men had been booked to face off at ONE Fight Night 6 but that bout has not been rebooked.
Instead the Russian will be matched with Jeremy Miado (10-4). He is riding a four fight winning streak that includes a win over Adiwang, that was the bout the Team Lakay man tore his ACL in.
Also added to the card was a kickboxing contest featuring K-1 legend Nieky Holzken. The 39 year old was last seen getting knocked out by Sinsamut Klinmee and will be looking to get his career back on track when he faces Arian Sadiković.
Down for the count 😱 Sinsamut Klinmee 🇹🇭 SHOCKS THE WORLD with a one-punch knockout of Nieky Holzken! #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship#ONEX | PPV: 8PM SGT/8AM ET | Order PPV: https://t.co/eBUfsODAFL pic.twitter.com/UM7W3s8QLi
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 26, 2022
As previously announced the event will feature no fewer than three title fights with Regian Eersel set to defend his lightweight Muay Thai belt against Dmitry Menshikov.
Eersel has won nine fights out of nine for ONE Championship. He holds the ONE Championship lightweight kickboxing and Muay Thai titles and is coming off a big win in this venue.
At ONE Friday Fights 9 he stopped Sinsamut Klinmee in Lumpinee Stadium. It was Eersel’s first time fighting in Thailand and he earned a $50,000 USD bonus for that performance.
Menshikov is a Glory veteran who will be making his promotional debut. He comes into this contest on the back of an 11 fight winning streak but will be fighting outside of Europe for the first time.
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 17, 2023
The co-main event will also be a title fight. Kade Ruotolo will be making the second defence of his lightweight submission grappling belt when he takes on fellow BJJ black belt Tommy Langaker.
Both men have a 100% winning record in ONE Championship fights. Ruotolo recently won gold at the ADCC World Championships while Langaker is coming off a submission win in Lumpinee Stadium which earned him a $50,000 USD bonus.
Tommy Langaker 🇳🇴 taps out Uali Kurzhev with a NASTY heel hook in under three minutes! 🥋#ONEFightNight7
🇺🇸🇨🇦 FREE with a subscription 👉 https://t.co/Zy2z3gZ0qO
🌍 Live TV broadcast in 170+ countries (check local listings)
🌍 Also available on ONE YouTube and ONE Facebook… pic.twitter.com/1L6Zayh5wQ
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) February 25, 2023
Superbon Banchamek will be on the comeback trail on June 9th. He was knocked out by Chingiz Allazov at ONE Fight Night 5 and that defeat cost him his featherweight kickboxing belt and snapped an eight fight winning streak.
Superbon had established himself as the best kickboxer in the world in the eyes of many by beating Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong, Giorgio Petrosyan and Marat Grigorian. He remains the #1 ranked featherweight and will be facing #5 ranked Tayfun Ozcan in Bangkok.