ONE: Reign of Dynasties is just around the corner as ONE Championship returns on Friday, October 9.

In the co-main event, flyweights Aleksi "The Giant" Toivonen and Reece "Lightning" McLaren go toe-to-toe as they make a play for instant contendership status for the ONE Flyweight World Championship.


McLaren is one of the division's veterans. After a three-bout win streak, he came up short in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix but returned with a first-round submission against Gurdarshan Mangat at ONE: Mark of Greatness.

On the opposite side will be Toivonen, who is undefeated, and made an immediate impact in his ONE debut with a first-round submission. The Finnish grappler showcased his developing striking before sinking in the rear-naked choke against Akihiro Fujisawa.

A victory over McLaren will give Toivonen a strong claim to jump the line in the flyweight division, but the Aussie is not an easy out for anybody. Fans can expect a high-paced bout as each man looks to impose their will on the other.

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Adriano Moraes and Demetrious Johnson stand atop the division, but a fresh contender will be needed in the near future. That is what is at stake at ONE: Reign of Dynasties. Who will be able to stand out in the spotlight and make a run toward the gold?

Get set for this exciting co-main event by reliving both participants' victories in the October 9 co-main event. ONE: Reign of Dynasties can be seen on the B/R Live app for free at 8:30 a.m. ET/5:30 a.m. PT.
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Having just concluded hosting the Hungary Grand Slam, the first international judo competition in eight months, it was announced Hungary will now host the 2021 Judo World Championships. László Tóth, head of the Hungarian Judo Association, said the event will take place starting on June 3 in Budapest.

The 2021 championships were originally slated to be hosted by Uzbekistan with Hungary to have hosted the 2022 tournament. The world championships will be a qualifying event for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

On Friday, October 30, ONE Championship presents ONE: Inside The Matrix. The event will feature World Championship contests across four divisions with some of the best and most exciting global stars.

The six-bout card from Singapore will air live and free on the B/R Live app starting at 8:30 a.m. EST/5:30 a.m. PST.

Click here to find out how to watch the event if you live outside of the United States.

A Card Full Of Finishers

If there is anything fans should know going into ONE: Inside The Matrix, it is to have their snacks ready because every contest will feature athletes who can finish bouts in the blink of an eye.

Two title challengers, Thanh Le and Iuri Lapicus enter their respective World Championship clashes with perfect finishing rates. However, both of their opponents, Martin "The Situ-Asian" Nguyen and Christian "The Warrior" Lee respectively, have finishing rates above 90%.

In the main event, both Aung La "The Burmese Python" N Sang and Reinier "The Dutch Knight" De Ridder have finishing rates of 92%.

And strawweights "The Panda" Xiong Jing Nan and Tiffany "No Chill" Teo have also finished more than half of their wins before going to the scorecards. In an evening of title tilts, every match for gold is filled with the possibility of a show-stealing ending.

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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his title at the company's "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi Saturday defeating Justin Gaethje by second round submission, then promptly announced his retirement from mixed martial arts.

Gaethje employed a stick and move strategy that helped him avoid Nurmagomedov's relentless wrestling game until the end of the first round when the champion took him to the mat and easily passed his guard going for an armbar attempt. Though the bell sounded before Nurmagomedov could cinch in the armbar, he was instantly back to work in the second round taking Gaethje down, mounting him and wrapping his legs around the challenger's neck to fall back into a perfect triangle choke. Gaethje quickly tapped but, when referee Jason Herzog was slow to step in, he appeared to briefly go unconscious.

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Nurmagomedov, competing for the first time since his father passed away earlier in the year, immediately announced this would be his final fight. If he does stay away from the cage, he leaves the sport with an unblemished 29-0 record.

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