LockerRoom Logo

3 Potential next opponents for Reinier De Ridder

LockerRoom Team
16 April 2022

ONE Championship double champion Reiner De Ridder is riding high on momentum. He is currently undefeated in his professional MMA career with a record of 15-0 to his name and is also undefeated in ONE Championship where he is reigning as the ONE Middleweight and ONE Light Heavyweight champion.

De Ridder’s first title defense at Middleweight came recently against ONE Welterweight champion Kiamrian Abbasov and with a dominant win, De Ridder cemented his dominance. Now, what should be next for De Ridder? Here are three potential opponents for him.

Arjan Bhullar

Reinier De Ridder has been vocal about his desire to fight Arjan Bhullar for a long time now. The Dutchman expressed his interest to become a three-division world champion and getting a win over Arjan will be crucial for this goal. Arjan, however, has brushed off the challenge from De Ridder and it would be interesting to see what happens if these two lock horns inside the ONE circle.

Anatoly Malykhin

If Arjan Bhullar vs. Reinier De Ridder is a title fight that ONE Championship cannot make at this moment, then an Interim Heavyweight title bout between Anatoly Malykhin and Reinier De Ridder makes sense. Malykhin is the Interim Heavyweight champion currently and would most likely welcome the challenge posed by De Ridder.

Vitaly Bigdash

Vitaly Bigdash is coming off a huge win against former ONE Championship double champion Aung La N Sang. Bigdash currently holds a record of 12-2 to his name with his only losses coming against Leandro Ataides and Aung La N Sang. He is currently on a three-fight winning streak and is one of the front runners to challenge for the title at Middleweight.

ALSO READ | WATCH: Reinier De Ridder and Aung La N Sang training together at Sanford MMA

What do you think should be next for Reinier De Ridder? Let us know in the comment section of the article below.


Please login to leave a comment


TermsPrivacy PolicyAbout UsContact Us
2024 All Rights Reserved © LockerRoom Network