Kiamrian Abbasov

The ONE Welterweight World Championship will be on the line when ONE Championship returns with ONE: Inside The Matrix II on Friday, November 6.

Kiamrian "Brazen" Abbasov headlines the six-bout event against American James Nakashima.

Nakashima, a perfect 12-0 in his professional career, is coming off a major victory against Yushin Okami. The former NCAA Division-1 wrestler has developed his skills at the MMA Lab in Arizona and tightened up his striking at Team Petrosyan in Italy.

Abbasov has risen to the top of the division on a four-bout win streak ending with the unanimous decision victory over Zebaztian Kadestam at ONE: Dawn Of Valor in October 2019.

It is a can't-miss welterweight showdown between two of the sport's very best.

In the co-main event, lightweight contenders clash as they compete in what may be a title eliminator.

#3-ranked contender Pieter "The Archangel" Buist squares off against #4-ranked Timofey Nastyukhin.

Two more contenders defend their position in the rankings at ONE: Inside The Matrix II. #4-ranked flyweight contender Yuya Wakamatsu meets South Korea's Kim Kyu Sung, and #2-ranked atomweight Meng Bo takes on Priscilla Hertati "Thathie" Lumban Gaol.

The action gets underway at 7:30 a.m. EST/4:30 a.m. PST on B/R Live on Friday, November 6.

ONE: Inside The Matrix II Full Card
ONE Welterweight World Championship: Kiamrian Abbasov (c) vs. James Nakashima

Timofey Nastyukhin vs. Pieter Buist (lightweight)

Kim Kyu Sung vs. Yuya Wakamatsu (flyweight)

Eko Roni Saputra vs. Ramon Gonzales (flyweight)

Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol vs. Meng Bo (atomweight)

Craziest Finishes From ONE: INSIDE THE MATRIX II Stars

Introducing Martial Arts School Listings on Black Belt Mag!
Sign Up Now To Be One Of The First School Listed In Our Database.
Don't miss a single issue of the worlds largest magazine of martial arts.
After he was arrested last week for domestic battery, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has elected not to pursue a case against retired UFC fighter Chuck Liddell due to a lack of sufficient evidence. No charges will be brought against Liddell or his wife, Heidi Northcott, relating to the dispute which caused police to be summoned to their home and ended in Liddell's arrest.
Keep Reading Show less AV_Photographer
Did you grow up in an area with that classic combat sport that tested the mettle of young people to their core? Was it named the same thing where you lived: Two for Flinching? The sport where kids raised in questionable environments, kids with a confused sense of comradery, or just plain ol' mean kids would approach a friend (strange label to employ), pretend to punch them and stop just shy of contact (most of the time)? Of course, the test for success or failure being measured as faux punch thrower observes that innate reaction of fast-twitch nerve firing reflexes called a flinch. If a flinch is seen, it is a fail. And by the way, how is it not a conflict of interest here that the judge of the flinch also gets to throw the punch if he sees it? We thought MMA judging needed work! The cost for failure is two Mike Tyson-level punches to the shoulder. How did you do at this competition?
Keep Reading Show less
An artificial intelligence program to improve martial arts won the grand prize at an international AI competition held in Shanghai, China Saturday. A program called "The teaching and evaluation system of martial arts based on body posture recognition and machine learning" created by Li Lufei from Shanghai Nanyang Model High School and Wu Keyu from the High School Affiliated to Fudan University shared the title with another AI program on drones powered by OpenCV.
Keep Reading Show less