In the main event, Zhang Lipeng, one of the hottest mixed martial artists in China today, takes on former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang. After tearing through regional promotions, Zhang is going straight after the ONE Lightweight World Title, and defeating a former titleholder like Folayang would get him off to a perfect start. However, the Filipino legend is going all out to return to glory after a rough run, so get ready for fireworks.
Similarly, Miao Li Tao has a shot at bursting into the global rankings if he can take out former ONE Strawweight World Champion and #5 contender Alex Silva. The Brazilian is out for vengeance after Miao defeated two of Silva’s closest training partners at Evolve, including another former titleholder in Dejdamrong, making this a grudge match not to be missed. Heavyweight sensation Alain Ngalani will also be in action against Thomas Narmo.
Rahul Raju made his ONE FC debut against Shannon Wiratchai at One Championship – Iron Will, unfortunately, he lost the fight in the very first minute of the fight. He tried to come back stronger but had to deal with another two back-to-back losses that put him on a three-fight losing streak. He lost to Garry Tonon and Honorio Banario by submission and decision respectively.
He bounced back from that downfall with two consecutive submission wins over top-rated fighters. But then he again met his match as he lost against Amir Khan by KO in the first round. The fight was wild as long as it lasted, by the end of the first round Amir Khan landed a clean elbow which dropped Rahul Raju and then he went for ground and pound, and the referee stopped the fight as Rahul was nearly out.
In his last fight, he faced Ahmed Mujtaba in a lightweight bout at ONE: UNBREAKABLE III which took place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The moment the fight started it was clear that both the fighter had bad intentions towards each other as they were swinging heavy punches and kicks, Just 10 seconds in and both the fighter threw right hands but Ahmed landed his punch right on the button and Raju went stiff on the ground.
This next fight for Rahul Raju will be a crucial one as he is in a very important phase of his ONE FC career and he needs a win desperately. While his opponent is coming off a submission win but that was in 2019 and Otgonbaatar hasn’t fought since that victory.
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