ONE First Strike
The highly-anticipated inaugural ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Championship is here. ONE Championship announced their latest event, ONE: First Strike, for Friday, October 15, with the newly minted title leading the charge.

ONE Featherweight World Grand Prix Champion Giorgio "The Doctor" Petrosyan will stand opposite #2-ranked Superbon for the gold in what will be a can't-miss spectacular.

Superbon is coming off a victory over Sitthichai "Killer Kid" Sitsongpeenong that moved him into the cat bird's seat alongside Petrosyan. Meanwhile, the Italian has been chomping at the bit for this chance since winning the 2019 ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix.

In the co-main event, flyweight kickboxer Daniel Puertas will sling heavy leather with one of the most exciting strikers on the planet, Rodtang "The Iron Man" Jitmuangnon.

In addition to the gold, the 2021 ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix was announced, which will help spark the division's future with four sensational quarterfinal matches featuring the likes of Marat Grigorian, Andy Souwer, Sitthichai, Samy Sana, and more.

Muay Thai stars will not be left out. Saemapetch Fairtex and Tawanchai PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym will compete as well in a jaw-dropping bantamweight matchup.

ONE: First Strike is loaded with star power. It promises to be one of the most exciting cards of 2021, and you will not want to miss it.

ONE: First Strike will air on Friday, October 15, at 7:00 a.m. EST/4:00 a.m. PST across all Bleacher Report platforms.

ONE: First Strike Full Card

ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Championship: Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Superbon

Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs. Daniel Puertas

ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Quarterfinal: Marat Grigorian vs. Andy Souwer

ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Quarterfinal: Sitthichai vs. Tayfun Ozcan

ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Quarterfinal: Samy Sana vs. Chingiz Allazov

ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Quarterfinal: Enriko Kehl vs. Davit Kiria

Saemapetch Fairtex vs. Tawanchai PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym

Rade Opacic vs. Patrick Schmid

Zhang Chunyu vs. Dovydas Rimkus

Jo Nattawut vs. Yurik Davtyan

How Giorgio Petrosyan Became “The Doctor” | The Best Of ONE Championship

Giorgio Petrosyan is known for his surgical precision and cerebral approach to picking his opponents apart. Since he was given the moniker, “The Doctor” has ...

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.

Two-Time Black Belt Hall of Famer Hayward Nishioka has been campaigning for judo in the United States to harvest more shodans (1st degree black belts) Shodan literally means student. It's analogous to being a freshman in college. It's not the end but the beginning according to Jigoro Kano, the Founder of Judo.

A very dear friend and sensei of mine the late Allen Johnson, may he rest in peace made a home at Emerald City Judo. In Redmond, Washington.

Keep Reading Show less
Jose Also Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
The seemingly ageless Jose Aldo won his third straight fight at bantamweight Saturday claiming unanimous decision over Rob Font in the main event of UFC on ESPN 31. Font started well against the former featherweight champion working behind a strong jab that kept Aldo on his back foot and allowed Font to consistently land sharp punches. But with 30 seconds left in the first round, Aldo threw a stiff left jab and immediately followed with a powerful straight right hand that dropped Font though time ran out before he could do more damage.
Keep Reading Show less
One Championship Winter Warriors ONE Championship

On Friday, December 3, ONE Championship returned to the Singapore Indoor Stadium for ONE: Winter Warriors.

The exciting six-bout card kickstarted the final month of 2021 with new contenders emerging and a dominant World Champion defending his crown. It was a fun night of martial arts action and set the stage for a massive 2022 campaign.

Did you miss what transpired? Do you want to relive the spectacle that went down inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium? Then here is your recap of ONE: Winter Warriors.

Keep Reading Show less