ONE announces four world title fights for Oct. 30 show, including Aung La N Sang vs. Reinier de Ridder

Aung La N Sang | ONE Championship ONE Championship’s MMA stars are coming back in a big way. The promotion announced four championship bouts for its upcoming “ONE Championship: Inside The Matrix” event set to take place on Oct. 30 with a location still to be announced. While the promotion has sporadically held shows since the COVID-19 outbreak in March, they have primarily focused on their Super Series, which is comprised of muay Thai and kickboxing competitions. At Inside The Matrix, MMA champions Aung La N Sang, Christian Lee, Martin Nguyen, and Jingnan Xiong will defend their titles. N Sang (26-10, 1 NC), who also holds ONE’s 185-pound title, defends his 205-pound title against undefeated Dutchman Reinier de Ridder (12-0). “The Dutch Knight” seeks to not only become a ONE champion, but to snap N Sang’s seven-fight win streak that dates back to January 2017. Competing for the first time since October of last year, Lee (13-3) goes for his first defense of the 170-pound title when he meets undefeated Molodovan Iuri Lapicus (14-0). Lee and Lapicus were scheduled to fight on May 29 before that event was canceled due to coronavirus precautions. In 2019, Lee went 3-0, knocking out Shinya Aoki to capture ONE gold and also winning the ONE Lightweight (170-pound) Grand Prix by stepping in as an alternate and defeating Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev. Nguyen (13-3) defends his 155-pound belt against former LFA standout Thanh Le (11-2). A former two-division champion, Nguyen has never lost competing at 155 pounds while Thanh is 3-0 since joining ONE Championship in May 2019. Strawweight (125-pound) champion Xiong goes for her fourth consecutive title defense when she rematches Tiffany Teo (9-1). Xiong fell short in her attempt to add the 115-pound title to her collection, losing by fifth-round submission to Angela Lee in October 2019, after successfully defending her own title against Lee seven months prior. Teo’s lone loss came at the hands of Xiong in a fight for the vacant strawweight title in January 2018. Since then, she’s scored consecutive wins over Ayaka Miura and Michelle Nicolini. At a conference call on Monday, ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong also confirmed that the previously announced “Reign of Dynasties” event will take place in Singapore. Sityodtong said that event will take place in an empty arena and that he expects that will be the case going forward for other upcoming ONE events for at least 12 months.

ONE announces four world title fights for Oct. 30 show, including Aung La N Sang vs. Reinier de Ridder
Aung La N Sang | ONE Championship

ONE Championship’s MMA stars are coming back in a big way.

The promotion announced four championship bouts for its upcoming “ONE Championship: Inside The Matrix” event set to take place on Oct. 30 with a location still to be announced. While the promotion has sporadically held shows since the COVID-19 outbreak in March, they have primarily focused on their Super Series, which is comprised of muay Thai and kickboxing competitions.

At Inside The Matrix, MMA champions Aung La N Sang, Christian Lee, Martin Nguyen, and Jingnan Xiong will defend their titles.

N Sang (26-10, 1 NC), who also holds ONE’s 185-pound title, defends his 205-pound title against undefeated Dutchman Reinier de Ridder (12-0). “The Dutch Knight” seeks to not only become a ONE champion, but to snap N Sang’s seven-fight win streak that dates back to January 2017.

Competing for the first time since October of last year, Lee (13-3) goes for his first defense of the 170-pound title when he meets undefeated Molodovan Iuri Lapicus (14-0). Lee and Lapicus were scheduled to fight on May 29 before that event was canceled due to coronavirus precautions.

In 2019, Lee went 3-0, knocking out Shinya Aoki to capture ONE gold and also winning the ONE Lightweight (170-pound) Grand Prix by stepping in as an alternate and defeating Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev.

Nguyen (13-3) defends his 155-pound belt against former LFA standout Thanh Le (11-2). A former two-division champion, Nguyen has never lost competing at 155 pounds while Thanh is 3-0 since joining ONE Championship in May 2019.

Strawweight (125-pound) champion Xiong goes for her fourth consecutive title defense when she rematches Tiffany Teo (9-1). Xiong fell short in her attempt to add the 115-pound title to her collection, losing by fifth-round submission to Angela Lee in October 2019, after successfully defending her own title against Lee seven months prior.

Teo’s lone loss came at the hands of Xiong in a fight for the vacant strawweight title in January 2018. Since then, she’s scored consecutive wins over Ayaka Miura and Michelle Nicolini.

At a conference call on Monday, ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong also confirmed that the previously announced “Reign of Dynasties” event will take place in Singapore. Sityodtong said that event will take place in an empty arena and that he expects that will be the case going forward for other upcoming ONE events for at least 12 months.

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Darren Till offers up his services to corner Mike Perry against Robbie Lawler, Perry responds
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Just when we thought Darren Till and Mike Perry may have put their differences aside for the sake of business, it turns out that may not be the case after all.

On Sunday, Perry took to Twitter and put out an interesting offer ahead of his upcoming fight with Robbie Lawler at UFC 255 on Nov. 21. With his girlfriend Latory Gonzalez pregnant, “Platinum” is in search of someone to corner him for the welterweight matchup.

Tuesday morning, ESPN reported that Till, a longtime rival of Perry, was “dead serious” about paying $5,000 to take that spot. “The Gorilla,” who is slated to fight Jack Hermansson in the main event of the UFC’s Dec. 5 event, confirmed the information and took a bit of a shot while doing so.

Perry recently snapped a two-fight losing skid with a unanimous decision win over Mickey Gall at June’s UFC on ESPN 12 event. The 29-year-old was questioned for only having his girlfriend in his corner for the fight, but it seemed to put Perry in a positive frame of mind and became one of the big talking points following the event.

Of course, Perry had a response to Till’s cornering request.

Till had a lighthearted response right back at Perry, offering a split screen photo of his own, seemingly lowering excitement levels even more of the cornering idea.

Regardless of who will be in the corner of Perry, he will return to action next month against an opponent he’s been wanting to fight for years. Following the win over Gall, the Florida native was involved in a physical altercation with several individuals at a restaurant in Lubbock, Texas. Perry later apologized to the UFC for his actions.

The UFC went on to release a statement saying that Perry would not be offered another fight until he received professional treatment, including substance and behavioral counseling. Perry reportedly completed a 30-day “intensive” anger management program.

Till will be looking to get back on track after dropping a unanimous decision to Robert Whittaker in the main event of UFC on ESPN 14 in July.

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