A third title fight has found its way onto the ONE on Prime Video 3 card. Regian Eersel will face Sinsamut Klinmee at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on October 23rd (local time).
The inaugural lightweight Muay Thai title will be on the line. Both men are undefeated in their ONE Championship careers and Eersel already holds a title.
Eersel is the lightweight kickboxing champion. The Dutchman is the only fighter to have ever held the belt and has successfully defended it four times.
His background might be in kickboxing but Eersel does have prior experience of Muay Thai. He was the Lion Fight super middleweight champion before signing with ONE Championship.
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Sinsamut is a veteran of over 50 Muay Thai fights who comes from a family of fighters. His brother Sudsakorn Klinmee and cousin Rambaa Somdet were both champions in Thailand.
He stepped in as a late replacement for Islam Murtazaev at ONE: ‘X’. Sinsamut was matched with Nieky Holzken and managed to knock the former Glory welterweight champion out in the second round.
It was the perfect way for Sinsamut to introduce himself to ONE Championship fans. He followed that up with another impressive knock out against Liam Nolan at ONE 159 and the Thai has picked up $50,000 USD bonuses for his last two performances.
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— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 26, 2022
As previously announced John Lineker will be making the first defence of his bantamweight belt at ONE on Prime Video 3. He has been booked to face fellow Brazilian Fabricio Andrade.
Lineker is a UFC veteran who won the belt by knocking out Bibiano Fernandes earlier this year. Andrade only got his opportunity to fight for ONE Championship because he is based in Thailand and the promotion started using Bangkok as a base for its events during the pandemic.
But he has seized it with both hands, winning five fights out of five to establish himself as the #2 contender in the bantamweight division. By contrast Lineker made his name with the UFC where he was one of the most devastating flyweights on the roster ands won four fights out of four for ONE Championship.
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Reinier de Ridder will be putting his middleweight title on the line at ONE on Prime Video 3. The undefeated Dutchman has been matched with Shamil Abdulaev who has been handed a title shot on his promotional debut.
De Ridder also holds the light heavyweight belt and is a black belt in judo and BJJ. He has won seven fights out of seven since signing for ONE Championship and is arguably the bets pound for pound fighter on the roster.
Abdulaev has been competing professionally for a decade but has never fought for a major promotion before. Seven of his 13 wins have come inside the opening round.
16-0! 👑 Reinier de Ridder puts Vitaly Bigdash to SLEEP with an inverted triangle to retain his ONE Middleweight World Title!#ONE159 | https://t.co/eBUfsODAFL pic.twitter.com/YDbzk92pGM
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These events take place every month and feature some of the biggest names on the roster. In August Demetrious Johnson avenged his loss to Adriano Moraes with a win at ONE on Prime Video 1.
Later this month Xiong Jing Nan takes on Angela Lee for the third time in the main event of ONE on Prime Video 2. After that there are fight cards booked for Manila and Tokyo.
ONE on Prime Video 3, Kuala Lumpur, October 23rd
Reinier de Ridder (c) vs. Shamil Abdulaev (For middleweight title)
John Lineker (c) vs. Fabricio Andrade (For bantamweight title)
Muay Thai: Regian Eersel vs. Sinsamut Klinmee (For lightweight title)