Folayang, Pacatiw to see action in ONE: Battleground

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Jeremy Pacatiw and Eduard Folayang get to see action in ONE Championship’s Battleground event. “The Juggernaut” makes his promotional debut at ONE: Battleground on July 30 while “Landslide” takes his turn at ONE: Battleground II on August 13.

Pacatiw will face Chen Rui in an MMA bantamweight bout while Folayang takes on Chinese mixed martial arts star Zhang Lipeng, who will be making his ONE debut, as the main event of the evening.

Chen is a 25-year old Chinese MMA campaigner who sports a career record of 9-2. He is 5-2 in ONE Championship bouts.

His last fight resulted to a Round 3 loss to Won Il Kwon due to a body shot last January.

On  the other hand, the 31-year old Lipeng sports a 30-11-2 career fight record.

Folayang hopes to give this ONE first-timer  a rude welcome as well as snapping a losing streak at his expense.

ONE: BATTLEGROUND, which will broadcast live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday, 30 July, will feature reigning ONE Strawweight Muay Thai World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao defending his World Title against Thai phenom Prajanchai PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym in the main event,

In the co-main event, former two-division ONE World Champion Aung La N Sang takes on Leandro Ataides in a pivotal middleweight clash.

Also featured on the card is a battle of top-ranked featherweight kickboxers, as Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (#4) faces the debuting Tayfun Ozcan (#5). Indian star Ritu Phogat and Singaporean-American prodigy Victoria Lee will also be in action.

ONE is working closely with the relevant government agencies and industry stakeholders to ensure the highest standards of health and safety for the closed-door event. There will be no live audience at this closed-door production.

Full schedule:

ONE Strawweight Muay Thai World Championship
(C) Sam-A Gaiyanghadao vs. Prajanchai PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym
Strawweight: 52.3 KG – 56.7 KG

Mixed Martial Arts
Aung La N Sang vs. Leandro Ataides
Middleweight: 84.0 KG – 93.0 KG

Kickboxing
Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong vs. Tayfun Ozcan
Featherweight: 65.9 KG – 70.3 KG

Mixed Martial Arts
Ritu Phogat vs. Lin Heqin
Atomweight: 47.7 KG – 52.2 KG

Mixed Martial Arts
Chen Rui vs. Jeremy Pacatiw
Bantamweight: 61.3 KG – 65.8 KG

Mixed Martial Arts
Victoria Lee vs. Wang Luping
Atomweight: 47.7 KG – 52.2 KG

ONE: BATTLEGROUND II and ONE: BATTLEGROUND III will also take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, airing on 13 August and 27 August, respectively.

ONE: BATTLEGROUND II also features #5-ranked strawweight contender and former ONE Strawweight World Champion Alex Silva takes on Miao Li Tao in the co-main event.

ONE: BATTLEGROUND III is headlined by an explosive bantamweight Muay Thai battle between #1-ranked contender Saemapetch Fairtex and Thai superstar Tawanchai PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym. In the co-main event, former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke faces Chinese phenom Banma Duoji.

By Armando M. Bolislis

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