Roberto Soldic has signed with ONE Championship. The Croatian was the reigning KSW welterweight and middleweight champion and seen as one of the best pound for pound fighters in Europe.

Soldic broke the news on Instagram in the early hours of the morning:


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Winning streak

Soldic holds a 20-3 record and is coming off seven straight KSW wins. He has been able to move effortlessly between the promotion’s 170lbs and 185lbs divisions capturing titles in both weight classes.

Soldic is also undefeated as a professional boxer. He has won four out of four with every single win coming inside the first or second round although he has not competed in the sport since 2017.

Ten weeks ago he shared a photo of himself in Singapore although there was no indication he would sign with ONE Championship until the 27 year old made the announcement earlier today:


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Big fights

He is based in Germany and has beaten some of the best fighters in Europe. Soldic holds wins over Mamed Khalidov, Krystian Kaszubowski and Lewis Long. His only recent loss came at the hands of Dricus Du Plessis who he went on to finish in the rematch.

Du Plessis would go on to sign with the UFC and has not lost since. The South African has won two out of two in the octagon and Soldic remains the last man to beat him.

There are some huge fights out there for him in the welterweight and middleweight divisions. An all European clash with Reinier de Ridder is the one that really stands out though.


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Reigning champions

De Ridder currently holds the ONE Championship middleweight and light heavyweight titles but is significantly taller than Soldic and has talked openly about moving up to heavyweight. The welterweight title is the property of Kiamrian Abbasov although his stock has fallen slightly after losing to the Dutchman.

Abbasov moved up a division to challenge de Ridder for his title at ONE: ‘Full Circle’. It didn’t go well for the welterweight king who was submitted in the third round.

There are some big fights out there for Soldic and 18 of his 20 wins have come inside the distance so he looks set to provide plenty of entertainment. It will be interesting to see who is first for the Croatian superstar.