ONE Winter Warriors
cdn.onefc.com ONE Championship

ONE Championship will begin the final month of 2021 with a stacked six-bout event entitled ONE: Winter Warriors. And helping bolster that card will be a heavyweight showdown between two top contenders.

“Mighty Warrior” Kang Ji Won will meet Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida with heavyweight contendership on the line in their colossal showdown.

The South Korean burst onto the scene in 2021 by scoring two stunning knockouts. First, Kang put Mehdi Barghi out at ONE: Unbreakable III in February to announce his presence in Asia’s largest sports media property. He then followed it up with an even more shocking knockout when he iced Amir Aliakbari at ONE: Fists of Fury II one month later.

The back-to-back KOs for the undefeated heavyweight shot him to the top of the division and proved he could handle the elite wrestlers in the division. However, a new grappling challenge awaits at ONE: Winter Warriors.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend “Buchecha” arrived in ONE in 2021 and quickly showed his ground game with a first-round north-south choke over Anderson “Braddock” Silva at ONE: Revolution. The victory kickstarted his mixed martial arts career on the right note and showed he would be ready for anybody.

A victory for the “Mighty Warrior” will mean he will have asserted himself as one of the top challengers for the ONE Heavyweight World Championship by defeating three world-class grapplers. His fast hands and KO power makes him a threat to the throne. However, if Almeida can steal his thunder, the Brazilian becomes a top contender for 2022.

This striker vs. grappler matchup has all of the makings of one of 2021’s best heavyweight battles. 100% finishing rates for both men means this will likely end before the final bell, and fans will not want to miss the heavyweight leather being slung in Singapore.

ONE: Winter Warriors airs across all Bleacher Report platforms on Friday, December 3, at 7:30 a.m. EST/4:30 a.m. PST.

NEVER Underestimate Kang Ji Won 😤🇰🇷💥

South Korean goliath Kang Ji Won is quickly turning heads in ONE’s stacked heavyweight division after two astonishing first-round finishes. Check out the FUL...
Introducing Martial Arts School Listings on Black Belt Mag!
Sign Up Now To Be One Of The First School Listed In Our Database.
SUBSCRIBE TO BLACKBELT MAGAZINE TODAY!
Don't miss a single issue of the worlds largest magazine of martial arts.
Executioners From Shaolin
Executioners From Shaolin / Lau Kar-leung

Dr. Craig’s Martial Arts Movie Lounge

In Part I, I covered the following films from 1970-1976 in order of the years the films came out: Brothers Five; The Avenger; Fist of Fury; Black Tavern; Chinese Iron Man; Defensive Power of Aikido; Fists of Vengeance; The Gallant;Pacific Connection; and The Tongfather. The last 10 films are presented in a similar fashion.
Keep Reading Show less
Epic Grudge Match to Headline UFC 272
UFC
After three long years, It's finally here. Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington have agreed to let their Mixed Martial arts skills do the talking on March 5 at UFC 272.
Keep Reading Show less
Bruce Lee’s “10,000 Kicks” Challenge – Complete 10,000 Kicks in 10 Days

2021 Update!

The Power of the Martial Spirit = Master Yourself so You Can Be of Service to the World.
For millions of Americans, hungry kids are their reality. Not enough money to buy groceries. Not enough food to last until the next paycheck.

Black Belt Magazine, The Bruce Lee Foundation, and Sifu Harinder Singh are calling all Martial Artists and School Owners to come together to Kick Off the New Year and unite to Kick Hunger Away. Let’s make #10000KICKS go viral.

Keep Reading Show less