ONE Championship Inside the Matrix

ONE Championship CEO and Chairman Chatri Sityodtong made a blockbuster announcement on Monday morning. Asia's largest sports media property will bring a star-studded event to the global audience on October 30 entitled ONE: Inside The Matrix.

The event will feature four World Championship bouts with a supporting card to be announced at a later date. However, those four title tilts already make the October event a stacked event that no martial arts fan will want to miss.


In the main event slot, ONE Middleweight World Champion Aung La "The Burmese Python" N Sang defends the gold against his undefeated counterpart, Reinier "The Dutch Knight" De Ridder.

ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian "The Warrior" Lee will grab the co-main event position against top-ranked Iuri Lapicus.

Those two bouts alone would stand out on any event, but ONE brings two more extraordinary championship matches to its fans.

In the featherweight division, Martin "The Situ-Asian" Nguyen welcomes Thanh Le for a five-round affair. Le earned his shot at the champion by going 3-0 with three knockouts in ONE action.

And the women will not be left out of the party.

ONE Women's Strawweight World Champion "The Panda" Xiong Jing Nan will once again stand opposite the ONE Circle against Tiffany Teo. The two met for the inaugural crown in 2018, and after two years of work, Teo is ready to challenge for the gold once again.

The striking announcement by Sityodtong will have fans circling their calendars and setting alerts with the event right around the corner. ONE: Inside The Matrix is a can't miss event and comes your way on October 30.

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Dustin Poirier has knocked out Conor McGregor in the second round at the UFC 257 Main Event. This spoils McGregor's long-awaited UFC return after his win over Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone last January. Poirier hinted after the match that he would be open to another bout against McGregor, as this fight brings their rivalry to a 1-1 record. The impressive wins of Poirier and Michael Chandler on Saturday night set the UFC's lightweight division up for a very exciting future.

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The UFC returned to American network television for the first time in more than two years Saturday on ABC while former featherweight champion Max Holloway returned to his winning ways following two straight losses, earning a unanimous decision over Calvin Kattar in Abu Dhabi. Holloway showed he still has plenty left as a fighter dominating Kattar from the opening bell of the main event with a mix of punches and low kicks.

It appeared as if the former champion might stop his opponent in the fourth round landing a series of vicious body blows followed by hard elbows to the head as a bloodied Kattar sagged against the fence. But Kattar somehow survived managing to keep himself upright through the fifth stanza as well, only to lose a lopsided decision. After dropping his title to Alexander Volkanovski and then losing a controversial rematch, Holloway may have put himself in position for one more crack at the championship following Saturday's impressive performance.

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Jessie Wray's Virtual Fight Tour brought the heat in their fifth promotion with a call-out match, massive "Draft Edition" team fight, and a surprise bonus bout to bring sport karate fans an action-packed event.

The call-out match featured the Canadian veteran Ben Stewart as he challenged Black Belt Magazine's #3-ranked point fighting heavyweight in the world, Anthony Merricks of Team Next Level. After a new Virtual Fight Tour record was set in that bout, the action just kept getting more intense as Team Jadi Tention took on Team Richard Plowden in twelve total rounds of team fighting. Even after a thrilling team fight with numerous momentum shifts, promoter Jessie Wray still brought out one last fight to keep the fans happy. Keep reading to find out how it all went down at Virtual Fight Tour V: Draft Edition.
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