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Vitaly Bigdash and Reinier De Ridder to fight for Gold at ONE 159

LockerRoom Team
22 June 2022

ONE Championship revealed the full card for its 22 July event, ONE 159: De Ridder vs. Bigdash, and the star-studded event features two ONE World Title bouts. 

Russian juggernaut Vitaly Bigdash will challenge two-division ONE World Champion Reinier “The Dutch Knight” de Ridder for his middleweight throne in the evening’s main event. 

Bigdash earned a shot at “The Dutch Knight” after scoring three wins in a row inside the Circle, including a unanimous decision win over Myanmar star Aung La “The Burmese Python” N Sang in their trilogy bout. 

De Ridder’s 15-0 professional record speaks for itself, and he’ll be looking to defend his middleweight strap for a second time after putting away welterweight king Kiamrian Abbasov back in March. 

In the co-main event, ONE Women’s Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion Janet “JT” Todd will face Spain’s Lara Fernandez for the ONE Interim Women’s Atomweight Muay Thai World Title. 

“JT” is 6-1 in the Circle, with three finishes to her name, and she’ll hope to defeat newcomer Fernandez to earn her second belt and set up a showdown with atom weight Muay Thai queen Allycia Hellen Rodriguez, who will soon return to competition following the birth of her first child. 

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In addition to the two ONE World Title bouts, the main card is jam-packed with Muay Thai, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts action. 

Fan favorites “Elbow Zombie” Muangthai PK.Saenchai, “Mini T” Danial Williams, and Bokang “Little Giant” Masunyane will all return to the Circle to whet fan’s appetites before the headlining bouts. 

On the lead card, Muay Thai star Sinsamut Klinmee will attempt to make it 2-0 when he steps onto the global stage for the second time. And Ariel “Tarzan” Sexton, Zeba Bano, and Anderson Silva will continue their MMA journeys inside the ONE Circle. 

Main Card for ONE 159: De Ridder vs. Bigdash 

  • Reinier de Ridder vs. Vitaly Bigdash (ONE Middleweight World Title) 
  • Janet Todd vs. Lara Fernandez (ONE Interim Atomweight Muay Thai World Title) 
  • Bokang Masunyane vs. Hiroba Minowa (MMA – strawweight) 
  • Muangthai PK.Saenchai vs. Vladimir Kuzmin (Muay Thai – bantamweight) 
  • Zhang Peimian vs. Aslanbek Zikreev (kickboxing – strawweight) 
  • Zelang Zhaxi vs. Danial Williams (MMA – strawweight) 

Lead Card for ONE 159: De Ridder vs. Bigdash 

  • Sinsamut Klinmee vs. Islam Murtazaev (Muay Thai – lightweight) 
  • Ariel Sexton vs. Marat Gafurov (MMA – lightweight) 
  • Jessa Khan vs. Amanda Alequin (submission grappling – atomweight) 
  • Jin Tae Ho vs. Valmir Da Silva (MMA – welterweight) 
  • Anderson Silva vs. Mikhail Jamal Abdul-Latif (MMA – heavyweight) 
  • Lea Bivins vs. Zeba Bano (MMA – atomweight)

Download the ONE Super App to catch all the action at ONE 159: De Ridder vs. Bigdash on Friday, 22 July, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.  


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