ONE Championship will return to the Impact Arena in Bangkok on 11 March for ONE: Warrior Kingdom.
Headlining the blockbuster card is a Angela Lee, who makes the first defense of her atomweight title against top Taiwanese contender Jenny Huang.
Also returning are some of the promotion’s top Thai prospects, including Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai, former strawweight title holder Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke and Pongsiri Mitsatit (pictured).
Making his seventh appearance under the ONE Championship banner, Wiratchai is set to face lightweight standout Richard “Notorious” Corminal, a Filipino mixed martial artist based in Kuala Lumpur.
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Corminal recently fought at Full Metal Dojo 12, where he defeated Thai Rithy via a series of devastating elbows in the second round. This will be Corminal’s debut for ONE Championship.
Former ONE strawweight champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke will return to meet Filipino standout and Team Lakay fighter Joshua Pacio. Until October last year, Pacio was undefeated and riding a nine-fight win streak, but he unsuccessfully challenged Yoshitaka Naito for the strawweight belt.
An interesting female bout will see mixed martial artist Rika “Tinydoll” Ishige make her promotional debut for ONE against Malaysia’s Audreylaura Boniface.
Ishige, a 27-year-old female atomweight of mixed Japanese and Thai heritage, began her martial arts training at age nine with aikido and taekwondo. Heavily influenced by her late father who trained in Judo, Ishige went on to hone her skills as a martial artist, eventually taking up mixed martial arts.
Boniface trains with Malaysian standout Ann “Athena” Osman at Borneo Tribal Squad and, like Ishige, will be making her ONE Championship debut in Bangkok.
Another highlight on the ONE: Warrior Kingdom card will see 20-year-old Pongsiri Mitsatit face Rabin Catalan of the Philippines in a three-round strawweight contest.
Mitsatit remains undefeated in his MMA career, with a clean record of 7-0, with five knockout triumphs and one submission victory.