An exciting atomweight contest between Itsuki Hirata and Jihin Radzuan has been announced by ONE Championship for ONE X. The announcement was made by the promotion last day for the event which will be the 10-year anniversary show of ONE Championship.
Japanese sensation Hirata comes into the fight with an undefeated professional MMA record of 5-0 to her name and four of her five wins came via finishes as well. Her last win came in the ONE Atomweight Grand Prix where she outclassed Alyse Anderson via a unanimous decision.
Hirata was scheduled to fight The Indian Tigress Ritu Phogat after the fight in the Grand Prix Semi-finals but she had to withdraw from the tournament due to medical reasons. The Japanese Atomweight had teased her return at ONE X during the broadcast of ONE: Bad Blood as well though her opponent was not revealed.
Malaysia’s Jihin Radzuan, meanwhile, has a professional MMA record of 7-2 to her name. She is currently on a two-fight winning streak having outclassed Mei Yamaguchi and Bi Nguyen in her last two fights. Prior to this, she had suffered a loss to Denice Zamboanga.
Jihin will be making a quick turnaround from her last fight which happened on February 11, 2022, at ONE: Bad Blood. The Shadowcat will be looking to continue her impressive run when she goes up against the Japanese star at ONE X.
ONE Championship has already announced a string of exciting fights for ONE X which will be headlined by the ONE Atomweight title fight between champion Angela Lee and ONE Atomweight Grand Prix winner Stamp Fairtex. The card will also have the much-awaited special rules fight between Demetrious Johnson and Rodtang.
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