The main event to Friday's ONE: Reign Of Dynasties II is set to be a spectacular kickboxing showcase when Hiroki Akimoto meets "Muay Thai Boy" Zhang Chenglong in ONE Super Series action.

ONE Championship returns to Singapore on October 16 with the epic conclusion to the Reign Of Dynasties event series.

Zhang came up just short against Alaverdi "Babyface Killer" Ramazanov for the ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Championship, which makes his main event slot opposite Akimoto a prime opportunity to re-state his case for a title bid.


"Muay Thai Boy" is currently the #3-ranked contender in the bantamweight class.

But it won't be an easy task as the Japanese Karate World Champion will try to use his lightning-quick speed to zip past Zhang en route to making an immediate statement in the bantamweight division.

The Evolve MMA representative hopes to impress and become the first Japanese athlete to crack the ONE Super Series rankings when he makes his bantamweight debut.

This main event is a can't miss bout as both men share aggressive styles that should guarantee fireworks when the bell rings.

Additionally, for Zhang, he will be sharing the global stage at ONE: Reign Of Dynasties II with his brother, Zhang Chunyu. His sibling will be making his debut in ONE while "Muay Thai Boy" headlines the event, making it a family affair.

Hiroki Akimoto vs. Zhang Chenglong | Road To ONE: REIGN OF DYNASTIES II www.youtube.com

ONE: Reign Of Dynasties II will air for free on the B/R Live app at 8:30 a.m. EST/5:30 a.m. PST on Friday, October 16.

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On Friday, October 30, ONE Championship presents ONE: Inside The Matrix. The event will feature World Championship contests across four divisions with some of the best and most exciting global stars.

The six-bout card from Singapore will air live and free on the B/R Live app starting at 8:30 a.m. EST/5:30 a.m. PST.

Click here to find out how to watch the event if you live outside of the United States.

A Card Full Of Finishers

If there is anything fans should know going into ONE: Inside The Matrix, it is to have their snacks ready because every contest will feature athletes who can finish bouts in the blink of an eye.

Two title challengers, Thanh Le and Iuri Lapicus enter their respective World Championship clashes with perfect finishing rates. However, both of their opponents, Martin "The Situ-Asian" Nguyen and Christian "The Warrior" Lee respectively, have finishing rates above 90%.

In the main event, both Aung La "The Burmese Python" N Sang and Reinier "The Dutch Knight" De Ridder have finishing rates of 92%.

And strawweights "The Panda" Xiong Jing Nan and Tiffany "No Chill" Teo have also finished more than half of their wins before going to the scorecards. In an evening of title tilts, every match for gold is filled with the possibility of a show-stealing ending.

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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his title at the company's "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi Saturday defeating Justin Gaethje by second round submission, then promptly announced his retirement from mixed martial arts.

Gaethje employed a stick and move strategy that helped him avoid Nurmagomedov's relentless wrestling game until the end of the first round when the champion took him to the mat and easily passed his guard going for an armbar attempt. Though the bell sounded before Nurmagomedov could cinch in the armbar, he was instantly back to work in the second round taking Gaethje down, mounting him and wrapping his legs around the challenger's neck to fall back into a perfect triangle choke. Gaethje quickly tapped but, when referee Jason Herzog was slow to step in, he appeared to briefly go unconscious.

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Nurmagomedov, competing for the first time since his father passed away earlier in the year, immediately announced this would be his final fight. If he does stay away from the cage, he leaves the sport with an unblemished 29-0 record.

In Virtual Fight Tour's third promotion, several exciting point fighting matches highlighted another successful event.

The first two Virtual Fight Tour events were streamed from New York and Georgia, but this card went down in Texas with a roster full of fighters from the Lone Star State. Despite several injuries, every fight was well-contested and gave sport karate fans the show they signed up for. Keep reading for results and analysis of every bout.

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