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.

Hiroki Akimoto vs. Zhang Chenglong | Road To ONE: REIGN OF DYNASTIES II www.youtube.com

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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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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