Nong-O Gaiyanghadao is set to defend his bantamweight Muay Thai title against Alaverdi Ramazanov at Lumpinee Stadium. The event is set for January 20th and will be the promotion’s first at the historic venue.
The fight was first scheduled for ONE: ‘X’ in March but Ramazanov was removed from the card for reasons which remain undisclosed. Felipe Lobo replaced him and was stopped in the third round by Nong-O.
It was then rebooked for ONE on Prime Video 6 which takes place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok on January 15th. But it has been pushed back five days and Nong-O will be fighting at Lumpinee Stadium for the first time since 2014.
At ONE on Prime Video 1 the Thai successfully defended his bantamweight belt for the sixth time, stopping Lian Harrison with low kicks. Ramazanov was the promotion’s bantamweight kickboxing champion but he lost that strap to Captain Petchyindee.
But the Russian is riding a two fight winning streak and avenged his loss to Captain at ONE 161. He beat the Thai by split decision in the rematch.
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It was recently announced that ONE Championship would be putting on weekly events at Lumpinee Stadium. These shows will get underway in January and will be broadcast internationally according to Chatri Sityodtong.
This will be ONE Championship’s first event in Bangkok since 2020. But there has since been a series of Road to ONE events promoted by Fairtex with three tournament winners earning contracts with the promotion.
The promotion temporarily used Bangkok as a base at the start of the pandemic. But since Covid-19 started to spread in Thailand there has not been a single ONE Championship event in Thailand.
Having primarily used Singapore the organization is ramping up its international schedule. There was an event in Kuala Lumpur last month and shows in Jakarta and Bangkok have already been booked for 2023.