ONE Championship announces two more cards for August
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 03, 2020 05:29 PM
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ONE Championship has announced the cards for ONE: NO SURRENDER II and ONE: NO SURRENDER III, which will both be held behind closed doors in Bangkok, Thailand, on 14 and 21 August, respectively.
In the main event for ONE: NO SURRENDER II, Saemapetch Fairtex and Rodlek PK. Saenchaimuaythaigym in the semi-finals of the recently announced ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai tournament, which will conclude with the finalist battling ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao.
After months of seeing no action, both warriors are excited to finally get back in the Circle.
“It’s such a huge honor and moment for me to return to ONE Championship after having no events in the past few months,” Saemapetch said.
“There hasn’t been an opportunity to compete for a while, so I am really grateful. I’m also very happy that we will fight in Bangkok. I trained very hard for this fight and I want to give it my all inside the ring.”
Rodlek shared similar sentiments.
“It is a privilege to be able to compete right here at home in Bangkok. Saemapetch is a young, hungry fighter and we’re going to put together an exciting main event,” Rodlek said.
“I know he’s a tough fighter. I’ve seen the way he fights and he’s very good, but I’m ready to put forth the best performance of my career. It’s going to be a lot of fun," he added.
Also on the card for ONE: NO SURRENDER II is the kickboxing clash between Victor “Leo” Pinto and Mehdi “Diamond Heart” Zatout in the co-main event. In mixed martial arts, Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit takes on Akihiro “Superjap” Fujisawa.
On the other hand, ONE: NO SURRENDER III will see the other ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament semi-final bout between “The Million Dollar Baby” Sangmanee Klong SuanPluResort and “Left Meteorite” Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai in the main event.
Additionally, fan favorite Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai welcomes ONE Super Series veteran Fabio Pinca to mixed martial arts.