One Battleground III

At ONE: Battleground III, a previously recorded event airing on Friday, August 27, there will be a catchweight co-main event that you simply cannot miss.

Former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke returns to the ONE Championship Circle to welcome China's "The Prince" Banma Duoji to the global stage.

The matchup offers Banma an exciting opportunity to burst onto the stage in a big way against a former champion. If he can begin his ONE tenure with a huge win in a co-main event, the 24-year-old will instantly mark himself as a force to be reckoned with in ONE.

China's young gun knows that this is just the first step in his journey. A win will put him on the map, but he will still need to prove himself and win more battles to become a contender for the gold.

But you cannot count Dejdamrong out.

The Thai star is a veteran and still has a fire burning within him. The Evolve MMA representative still wants to push toward the top of the strawweight division. A journey that will need to be restarted at ONE: Battleground III.

The 42-year-old is an inspiration to be competing against the elite martial artists of the world and still be a major factor with his Muay Thai skills and evolving mixed martial arts skill set. Dejdamrong has not dropped back-to-back bouts in over three years.

This meeting of two generations will help shape the future one way or the other. It's the crafty vet against the upstart. The future is decided on the battleground.

ONE: Battleground III airs on Friday, August 27, at 8:30 a.m. EST/5:30 a.m. PST, across all Bleacher Report platforms.

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