Zhang Chenglong

ONE Championship will bring ONE: Reign of Dynasties II to the masses on Friday, October 16, with a six-bout event that will deliver more high-level excitement to fans around the world.

The event was previously recorded in Singapore and features Chinese athletes in each of the six contests. It will mark an opportunity for the athletes from China to deliver on a global stage and make their mark in their respective divisions.

The main event will be a ONE Super Series contest in the bantamweight division.


Former title challenger "Muay Thai Boy" Zhang Chenglong welcomes former Hiroki Akimoto to the division as he eyes a rematch with Alaverdi "Babyface Killer" Ramazanov. However, Akimoto will try to make an immediate impact with a show-stealing performance.

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Zhang's older brother, "Bamboo Sword" Zhang Chunyu, will be on the bill as well. "Bamboo Sword" takes the co-main event slot opposite Sagetado "Deadly Star" Petpayathai in a featherweight Muay Thai battle.

Four more spectacular bouts line the card from Singapore, including the return of featherweight Keanu Subba following a broken tibia and fibula that sidelined him in 2019.

Watch ONE: Reign of Dynasties II for free on Friday, October 16, at 8:30 a.m. EST/5:30 a.m. PST on the B/R Live app.

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ONE: Reign of Dynasties II

Hiroki Akimoto vs. Zhang Chenglong

Sagetdao Petpayathai vs. Zhang Chunyu

Keanu Subba vs. Tang Kai

Azwan Che Wil vs. Wang Wenfeng

Ryuto Sawada vs. Miao Li Tao

Mohammed Bin Mahmoud vs. Han Zi Hao
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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.

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