One Championship Muay Thai Boy

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.

How will you perform at the moment of truth?

What's going to happen to you physically and emotionally in a real fight where you could be injured or killed? Will you defend yourself immediately, hesitate during the first few critical seconds of the fight, or will you be so paralyzed with fear that you won't be able to move at all? The answer is - you won't know until you can say, "Been there, done that." However, there is a way to train for that fearful day.

Keep Reading Show less

John Wayne Parr will make his highly anticipated ONE Championship debut against Nieky Holzken at ONE on TNT III on Wednesday, April 21.

The ONE Super Series Muay Thai bout will be contested at a catchweight.

Parr is a true legend of martial arts. The talented Aussie has a long track record and will be returning to showcase his skills on the global stage of ONE to a whole new audience of spectators around the globe. But he will be challenged by one of the top strikers in the world.

Holzken is the current #1-ranked lightweight kickboxing contender.

But on Wednesday, these two mighty warriors will dawn the four-ounce gloves in their bout.

Keep Reading Show less

Dr. Craig's Martial Arts Movie Lounge

In Part I, aspects of fight choreography were explored, like the value of actors learning en garde poses and stances as to avoid a snake oil sensibility, and how camera movement and increased coverage helped to conceal and reveal the contrived nature of Cobra Kai's fights in Season 1 (S1). Part II will add to this discussion and focus on S2 and S3's oners.
Keep Reading Show less