The biggest kickboxing event of the year is almost here. ONE Championship's fall slate includes a remarkable ONE Super Series event on Friday, October 15, featuring six outstanding kickboxing bouts.

Four of those bouts will be the quarterfinals to the 2021 ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix.

The first bout of the tournament will be a banger. Germany's Enriko Kehl meets Davit Kiria in the opening quarterfinal bout. It will be followed by Samy Sana taking on Chingiz Allazov of Azerbaijan.

While those two bouts will set the standard for the remainder of the tournament, the action only gets hotter as ONE: First Strike draws onward.

#4-ranked contender Sitthichai meets #5-ranked Tayfun Ozan. The meeting is not only important to see who advances in the tournament, but it will continue to help shape the official ONE athlete rankings in one of the most stacked divisions in martial arts.

In the co-main event, #3-ranked Marat Grigorian takes on Dutch legend Andy Souwer. The Armenian is looking to follow up his memorable ONE debut by stamping out a veteran and announce himself as the favorite to win it all.

The tournament features four amazing bouts with eight sensational kickboxers. The 2021 ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix promises to deliver all of the action necessary to feed fans' appetite.

Get a little taste with a small preview of what is to come at ONE: First Strike. Kickboxing's biggest event of the year is right around the corner.

ONE: First Strikes airs across all Bleacher Report platforms on Friday, October 15, at 8:30 a.m.EST/5:30 a.m. PST.

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