ONE atomweight grand prix semis set for October 29 NextGen card

By Nick Atkin
The fight poster for October 29's NextGen event. Photo: ONE Championship

ONE Championship’s NextGen event will go ahead live on October 29 despite the recent surge of Covid-19 cases in Singapore threatening to delay the show.

The full card – which includes the semi-finals of the women’s atomweight MMA grand prix – was confirmed on Thursday, with Stamp Fairtex against Julie Mezabarba, and Itsuki Hirata battling Ritu Phogat.

Light heavyweight kickboxing champion Roman Kryklia will defend his belt against Murat Aygun in the main event, with Kirill Grishenko fighting Canadian newcomer Dustin Joynson in a heavyweight MMA bout.

The show will kick off with a light heavyweight kickboxing bout between Beybulat Isaev and Bogdan Stoica, before some strawweight MMA action between Miao Li Tao and Jeremy Miado.

The truncated live card will be preceded by a series of bouts which will be recorded and spread across two pre-taped events, to be broadcast in November.

November 12’s ONE: NextGen II will feature a bantamweight Muay Thai main event between No 1-ranked contender Saemapetch Fairtex and newcomer Rittewada Petchyindee Academy.

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Tang Kai will take on Yoon Chang Min in a featherweight MMA bout in the co-main event, with the rest of the card to be announced at a later date.

There are only two fights announced so far for November 26’s NextGen III, as well. Lito Adiwang will fight Jarred Brooks in a strawweight MMA clash in the main event, with Alaverdi Ramazanov taking on Pongsiri PK. Saenchai Muaythaigym in a bantamweight Muay Thai co-main.

ONE will return to live action at the Singapore Indoor Stadium with December 5’s 10th anniversary show, ONE: X.

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