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Bantamweight World title up for grabs in Bangkok

A brand new world champion will be crowned when ONE Championship makes their first stop in Bangkok for 2019.

ONE: CLASH OF LEGENDS on Saturday, 16 February will be headlined by a five-round world championship Muay Thai bout, as Thai star Nong-O Gaiyanghadao meets China’s Han Zi Zao for the inaugural ONE Super Series Muay Thai Bantamweight World Championship.

No doubt one of Thailand’s biggest names in Muay Thai, Nong-O came into ONE already with an unparalleled resume in the art of eight limbs with over 300 bouts and 250 wins to his name. One of the first to ever compete in a ONE Super Series matchup, Nong-O made his promotional debut back in April of 2018, dominating Frenchman Fabio Pinca via unanimous decision.

In his next appearance on the ONE Championship stage, Nong-O continued his winning ways, defeating Mehdi Zatout via unanimous decision after three rounds of superiority.

One of the best Muay Thai practitioners to come out of China, Han Zi Zao continued to make an even bigger name for himself under the ONE banner.

After a dominant decision win over Stergios Mikkios in his ONE Super Series debut, Han added a pair of scintillating knockout victories, stopping both Ryan Jakiri and Azwan Che in the first round.

In Bangkok, these two Muay Thai juggernauts come to a head to determine who becomes the first ever ONE Super Series Muay Thai Bantamweight World Champion.

Seven more bouts have been added to ONE: CLASH OF LEGENDS in Bangkok, making it another must-see card to kick off 2019:

Nong-O Gaiyanghadao VS Han Zi Hao – ONE Super Series Muay Thai Bantamweight World Championship

Kongsak P.K. Saenchaimuaythaigym VS Alaverdi Ramazanov – Muay Thai bantamweight bout

Dae Hwan Kim VS Shuya Kamikubo – mixed martial arts bantamweight bout

Mark Fairtex Abelardo VS Daichi Takenaka – mixed martial arts bantamweight bout

Jo Nattawut VS Samy Sana – Muay Thai featherweight bout

Gina Iniong VS Jihin Radzuan – mixed martial arts women’s atomweight bout

Emilio Urrutia VS Yoshiki Nakahara – mixed martial arts featherweight bout

Elipitua Siregar VS Liu Peng Shuai – mixed martial arts strawweight bout


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