Roberto Soldic will make his long awaited ONE Championship debut on December 2nd. The Croatian welterweight will take on Murad Ramazanov in Manila.
The fight is set for the MOA Arena and will take place on December 3rd which is Saturday morning (local time). Soldic was one of the most sought after free agents in the sport when his contract with KSW expired earlier this year.
The Croatian was signed up by ONE Championship and looks set to be a serious contender in the welterweight division.
Roberto Soldic's ONE debut is LOCKED IN 🤩 He faces Murad Ramazanov on December 2 at #ONEonPrimeVideo5!@Soldic_MMA #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/ntHPhQxb1Q
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) October 1, 2022
Soldic (20-3) is on a seven fight winning streak that has seen him capture the KSW welterweight and middleweight titles. Six of those wins have come inside the distance and the Croatian has beaten the likes of Dricus du Plessis and Mamed Khalidov.
He also has a 4-0 boxing record with all four wins coming inside the first two rounds. Soldic was cageside to see teammate Martin Batur win at ONE 160, that victory was subsequently overturned when he tested positive for PEDs.
Ramazanov (11-0) has already won three fights out of three for ONE Championship. The Russian has beaten Zebaztian Kadestam, Hiroyuki Tetsuka and Myung Ho Bae.
ONE Championship does not currently have welterweight rankings but Ramazanov would surely be #1. Kadestam is a former champion while Tetsuka and Bae have both held 170lbs titles with Pancrase and Legend FC respectively.
Grounded knees are legal 🔥 Murad Ramazanov delivers a CRUSHING knee to the orbital of Zebaztian Kadestam! #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship#ONEWinterWarriors2 | How To Watch: https://t.co/TP1EQ96v6z pic.twitter.com/Ajax4Gqi4o
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) December 17, 2021
The promotion recently signed a broadcast deal with Amazon Prime which will see cards streamed live on the platform every month for five years. The inaugural card last month was headlined by a flyweight title fight between Adriano Moraes and Demetrious Johnson.
ONE on Prime Video 2 took place the Singapore Indoor Stadium yesterday morning (local time). Xiong Jing Nan beat Angela Lee by unanimous decision in the main event to successfully defend her strawweight strap.
ONE on Prime Video 3 is set for Kuala Lumpur on October 22nd. The event will take place on Saturday morning in Malaysia and is headlined by an all Brazilian bantamweight title bout between John Lineker and Fabricio Andrade.
ONE on Prime Video 5, Manila, December 2nd
Roberto Soldic vs. Murad Ramazanov (Welterweight)