The original match was booked for the card when it was due last December. Unfortunately, the promotion had to postpone its 10th anniversary screening due to a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in Singapore.
The special match between these two global superstars will include 4 3-minute rounds alternating between Muay Thai and MMA rules.
A championship Chatri CEO Sityodtong confirmed the fight along with plenty of others for the big event, in his guest appearance on Time MMA with Ariel Helwani on Wednesday, January 12.
“I’m so glad it finally happened. Either the DJ is badly knocked out in the first round, or Rodtang is badly knocked out in the second round – I don’t know.”
Sityodtong then went on to say that ‘Mighty Mouse’ had noted that he would not run in the Muay Thai rounds of the round.
“The DJ said he would do his best – he wouldn’t run around. He will go Muay Thai to Muay Thai, so it will be fun. ”
Along with the special rules competition, Sityodtong revealed that ‘Unstoppable’ Angela Lee will defend her heavyweight gold against No. 1 contender Stamp Fairtex in the main event of the night. Lee has not stepped foot in the Circle since successfully defending the title against Xiong Jing Nan in 2019.
Meanwhile, Stamp has won promotion in the past year. The Fairtex athlete won the world title by defeating Ritu ‘The Indian Tigress’ Phogat in the women’s atomic class world championship final.
Other confirmed games for ONE X
The event will also mark the return of the promotion’s flyweight champion Adriano ‘Mikhino’ Moraes. The Brazilian star will fight with Yuya ‘Little Piranha’ Wakamatsu, second place fly.
Sityodtong told Helwani that former UFC fighters Eddie Alvarez and Sage Northcutt are also set to battle on cards.
Philippine fan Eduard ‘Landslide’ Folayang is another big name planned to be included in the card that will be televised live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Their matches are still being finalized so far.
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