Miao Li Tao
Strawweights will take center stage at the next ONE Championship event when former divisional king Alex "Little Rock" Silva meets Miao Li Tao in the co-main event of ONE: Battleground II, a previously recorded event from the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The #5-ranked strawweight contender is looking to make another push up the ladder by knocking off the Chinese athlete. Silva has been a mainstay of the division and is coming off of razor-thin decision losses to the elite.

However, Miao is hoping to steal his position within the rankings and show himself to be one of the top dogs at strawweight.

The Beijing resident got back in the win column at ONE on TNT III in a rematch against Ryuto Sawada. Last October, the two talented warriors battled, but an immediate rematch saw Miao even the series with a more dominant performance.

Against Silva, Miao will need to be wary of his elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and try to keep himself out of danger. The intricacies of each man's game will make this match a thinking man's matchup.

The victory earned him a massive opportunity against Silva that could lead him to a breakthrough performance.

The co-main event is sure to be exciting based on the two sensational martial artists' skill sets. However, the clash of career trajectories makes it all the more intriguing. Silva is trying to hold on to his position while Miao is looking to take it and begin a new era.

The result will have a direct impact on the title picture and reverberate throughout the division.

ONE: Battleground II airs on Friday, August 13, at 8:30 a.m. EST/5:30 a.m. PST on all Bleacher Report platforms.

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