*UPDATE: This bout has been cancelled.
Indonesia and Cambodia will be represented at “ONE: Heart of a Lion,” a ONE Championship event taking place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on November 9, 2018. In the first bout of the evening, Abro Fernandes, 28, of Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia will face Chan Rothana, 32, of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
An undefeated mixed martial artist with 7 wins, Fernandes is a former Indonesian bantamweight champion known for his strong grappling skills. He will make his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Heart of a Lion.”
Rothana is a former Khun Khmer practitioner who transitioned to mixed martial arts in 2014. A former ONE Cambodia Featherweight GP finalist known as a devastating and relentless striker, he currently sports a professional MMA record of 4 wins and 3 losses, including 1 submission victory and 3 wins by knockout.
In the main event of “ONE: Heart of a Lion,” reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 30, of China will defend her title against ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, 20, of Singapore. This the first time two female reigning world champions are fighting each other in ONE Championship.
In the co-main event, reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 38, of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil will defend his title against ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, 30, of Kiangan, Ifugao, Philippines. The bantamweight title unification bout will be a rematch between the two.
Here is the full “ONE: Heart of a Lion” fight card:
- Featherweight MMA: Abro Fernandes (Indonesia) vs Chan Rothana (Cambodia)
- Bantamweight MMA: Hisyam Samsudin (Malaysia) vs Xie Bin (China)
- Flyweight MMA: Muhammad Aiman (Malaysia) vs Shuya Kamikubo (Japan)
- Women’s strawweight MMA: Tiffany Teo (Singapore) vs Michelle Nicolini (Brazil)
- Lightweight MMA: Adrian Pang (Australia) vs Kota Shimoishi (Japan)
- Lightweight MMA: Garry Tonon (United States) vs Sung Jong Lee (South Korea)
- Strawweight MMA: Alex Silva (Brazi) Pongsiri Mitsatit (Thailand)
- ONE Super Series kickboxing: Giorgio Petrosyan (Italy) vs Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy (Thailand)
- ONE Bantamweight World Championship: Bibiano Fernandes (Brazil) vs Kevin Belingon (Philippines)
- ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship: Xiong Jing Nan (China) vs Angela Lee (Singapore)
Ticket information for ONE: HEART OF THE LION is available at www.onefc.com.