Rankings Report: Top WBC Muaythai World Ranked Fighters in Action at ONE Championship this Weekend
This Friday 16th August, ONE Championship returns to the Impact Arena in Bangkok for ONE: DREAMS OF GOLD which features yet another stacked card of elite kickboxing and Muay Thai bouts.
After beating Algerian-French star Elias Mahmoudi to win the ONE Flyweight Kickboxing world title at ONE: WARRIORS OF LIGHT in May, WBC World #8 Featherweight Petchdam Gaiyanghadao will return to defend his title for the first time against Dutch-Moroccan kickboxing star Ilias Ennahachi in Bangkok this Friday.
The Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand-Prix continues at ONE: DREAMS OF GOLD this weekend. WBC World 76.4kg #4 Samy Sana, who shocked the world by beating one of the tournament Yodsanklai in the first round, will be up against the Russian Dzhabar Askerov in the semi-finals.
The experienced 32-year-old from Tokyo has promised that he will go all-out for the knockout when he faces the ‘Elbow Zombie’ Muangthai in Bangkok this weekend.
If you’re a Muay Thai fan, Savvas Michael will need no introduction. The WBC Muaythai World #10 Lightweight has been on a path of destruction recently, holding KO wins at Rajadamnern Stadium and a solid performance in his ONE Championship debut against Singtongnoi Por Telakun at ONE: WARRIORS OF LIGHT.
The 20-year-old Cypriot, who trains at Petchyindee Academy in Bangkok, returns to ONE to face another tough test against 38-year-old eight-time world champion Lerdsila Phuket Top Team.
Liam Nolan vs Bangpleenoi
After a loss to Enriko Kehl in his ONE debut back in March, WBC World #18 Super-Welterweight Liam Nolan returns to face two-division WMC World champion and WBC World #10, Bangpleenoi Petchyindee Academy in a catchweight Muay Thai bout at the Impact Arena on Friday.
WBC Welterweight #16 Alaverdi Ramazanov, who holds wins over Petchmorrakot and Andrew Miller in his four previous ONE Championship bouts, will face off against the current WBC Lightweight world #14 Ognjen Topic this weekend.