At ONE Fight Night 5 on Saturday, 3 December, one of the brightest talents in all of mixed martial arts will make his ONE Championship debut.
Roberto Soldic steps into the Circle for the first time against Murad Ramazanov for a welterweight MMA bout that could shake up the division that is currently ruled by Kiamrian Abbasov.
Soldic’s signature was one of the most sought-after names when he announced his free-agent status in the summer after amassing a 20-3 record with 17 finishes.
The Croatian MMA Champion choose to sign with ONE because he said he wanted the toughest challenges. Now, “Robocop” is hopping out of the frying pan and directly into the fire to face just that – an undefeated Russian MMA juggernaut.
Ramazanov enters this contest with a flawless 11-0 record and one thing on his mind: he wants to ruin the welcoming party of the Croatian standout who has gotten praises from MMA fans around the world.
His destructive, gruelling Russian wrestling has been the downfall of many of his opponents so far. Ramazanov beat former ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian Kadestam and Hiroyuki Tetsuka by unanimous decision, and he stopped Myung Ho Bae by first-round TKO.
Now he’s looking to do the same to the promotional newcomer in Soldic. And having won all three of his organizational fights, expect Ramazanov to be full of confidence entering the biggest bout of his career while proving he is more than a one-dimensional fighter.
A promising battler in his own right, a victory for the Russian over a highly touted adversary like Soldic would be astronomical for his status as a potential ONE Welterweight World Champion contender.
After all, given the nature of both men’s winning streaks, there are sure to be golden ramifications for the victor.