VALOR OF CHAMPIONS COMPLETE WITH EIGHT BOUTS, SHANNON WIRATCHAI TO TAKE ON SINGAPORE’S AMIR KHAN IN FEATHERWEIGHT CLASH.
ONE Championship has finalised the fight card for its next Manila event, Valor of Champions, rounding out an already stacked card.
Among the new fights revealed is a featherweight clash which sees Shannon Wiratchai take on Singaporean mixed martial artist Amir Khan.
Khan, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt under Relson Gracie, will step into the cage undefeated to take on Wiratchai, a top featherweight to emerge from Thailand.
An all-Filipino clash is also set to take place at the event when undefeated Jimmy Yabo takes on Edward Kelly. Edward Kelly is the younger brother of ONE Championship standout Edward Kelly.
Additionally, China’s Wang Ya Wei is also set to return to the ONE Championship cage against Sunoto, a kickboxing champion from Indonesia.
Wang, a wrestler originally from Hubei province, is considered the top wrestlers in the country. He performed impressively in the ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS Beijing Featherweight Tournament, advancing to the final with a TKO victory over Li Gen.
One CEO Victor Cui said Valor of Champions has emerged as one of the biggest night of MMA action in the Philippines.
“The main event will feature two of the top welterweights in the world battling for supremacy when the best wrestler in mixed martial arts, Ben Askren, takes on 61-win veteran Luis Santos.”
Valor of Champions is the 26th fight for ONE Champion and is shaping up as its best yet. Fans will see current ONE Welterweight World Championship Ben Askren clash with the number one contender, Luis Santos.
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