Now that we’re less than a month away from ONE: Defending Honor, it’s time to ready for an epic night! All of us at Evolve Daily are super stoked and have already started counting down. Have you gotten your tickets yet? If you’re still deciding whether you should get your tickets, then read on. Today, Evolve Daily gives you 4 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss ONE: Defending Honor:
1) Because local heroes will be fighting on home ground
In ONE: Defending Honor, expect to catch not just one, but four local fighters in action – as they defend their nation’s pride! Evolve Fight Team’s young warriors, Amir Khan and Benedict Ang, will be facing off against the Belgian Samir Mrabet and Pakistan’s Ahmed Mujtaba respectively. Also, making their debut in the ONE cage are local fighters Niko Soe and Tiffany Teo. So show your support for our local heroes as they battle it out in the cage!
2) Because there are two exciting world title fights
ONE: Defending Honor will be headlined by two world title fights – a Lightweight title fight between current champion Shinya Aoki, as he defends his belt against the Filipino Eduard Folayang, as well as a Featherweight title fight between current champion Marat Gafurov and Narantungalag Jadambaa.
Evolve Fight Team’s Shinya Aoki is currently on a nine fight winning streak, and will be defending his ONE Lightweight title for the third time. With a BJJ Black Belt under Yuki Nakai and a record of winning 25 fights via submission, there’s no doubt that Aoki has a strong grappling game. His opponent, Eduard Folayang, has been fighting with ONE Championship since the beginning – and has earned his title shot after putting up extremely impressive performances in the ONE cage when he clinched consecutive wins against Tetsuya Yamada and Adrian Pang. With such strong fighters facing off in the cage, we’re certain that this would be an exciting fight that will blow you away.
The other main fight will be a rematch of one of the best title fights in ONE Championship. The first time they met in the cage, Gafurov managed to turn the tables and submit Jadambaa in the fight’s fourth round. Because we believe that the fight can go either way, we can’t wait to see how it would end when they meet in the cage again.
3) Because you’ll be kept at the edge of your seat
Apart from the main events, the rest of the fights on ONE: Defending Honor’s card are just as exciting. Get ready for some high level grappling as 8x BJJ World Champion Michelle Nicolini makes her ONE debut as a member of the Evolve Fight Team, and takes on Egypt’s Mona Samir.
4) Because you’d want to be a part of the action
If you’ve never been to a ONE Championship event before (streaming it online doesn’t count!), then you’re missing out. It’s always exciting to get up close to the action and experience the electrifying, adrenaline-pumping atmosphere as you catch your favorite fighters battle it out in the cage. So mark your calendar and don’t miss it this November!
Ready for an epic night of non-stop action? Get your tickets to ONE: Defending Honor now!