Superbon Banchamek has established himself as the best pound for pound kickboxer on the planet after beating Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong, Giorgio Petrosyan and Marat Grigorian. He will have another opportunity to establish his credentials as one of the best in the history of the sport when he faces Chingiz Allazov on October 1st.
The fight will have Superbon’s featherweight title on the line and will be part of the ONE on Prime Video 2 card that takes place on Saturday morning (Singapore time). The fight pits the reigning champion, who recently called out Thanh Le, against the newly crowned featherweight Grand Prix winner.
Allazov beat Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong by decision in the Grand Prix final at ONE: ‘X’. He stopped both his previous opponents in the opening round during the tournament.
Sitthichai will go down in history as the man who shocked the world by knocking out Giorgio Petrosyan. He finished the two time K-1 Max champion with a head kick at ONE: First Strike’:
What. A. KNOCKOUT! Superbon 🇹🇭 SLEEPS Giorgio Petrosyan with a second-round head kick to become the first-ever ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Champion! 😱 #ONEFirstStrike #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/rQzZqEswSx
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) October 15, 2021
As announced yesterday Angela Lee will be challenging for the strawweight title for the second time on October 1st. She takes on Xiong Jing Nan in the main event of ONE on Prime Video 2.
Seo Hee Ham had been expected to challenge the Hawaiian for her atomweight belt. But instead Lee will be moving up in weight to take on Xiong in a trilogy bout that will be broadcast live on Amazon Prime:
LET'S GOOO 💪🏼❤️🔥🏆🏆 https://t.co/ah3XasOXlf
— Angela Lee (@angelaleemma) August 15, 2022
The two previous encounters between Lee and Xiong have both taken place in Tokyo. But this bout is set for the Singapore Indoor Stadium in a show that is set for Saturday morning (local time).
The first fight at ONE: ‘A New Era’ was for Xiong’s strawweight title. The Chinese fighter stopped Lee with a body shot in the fifth round, handing her the first loss of her entire career.
The rematch took place at ONE: ‘Century’ and was for Lee’s atomweight belt. This time it was the Hawaiian who would claim a fifth round victory, submitting Xiong with seconds remaining in the fight.
Meanwhile Mikey Musumeci and Cleber Sousa will have the opportunity to become ONE Championship’s first ever submission grappling champion. The two flyweights will go head to head on September 30th.
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 10, 2020
ONE on Prime Video 1 is set for August 27th and will be headlined by a flyweight title rematch between Adriano Moraes and Demetrious Johnson. There are currently five of these fight cards on the schedule and they look set to feature some of the biggest names on the roster.
ONE on Prime Video 3 will take place in Tokyo on November 19th. No bouts have been confirmed for this card but Aung La Nsang and Yushin Okami are in negotiations to fight one another.