Fighting out of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Andre “The Giant” Meunier, 42, is competing in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series for the first time. On July 7, 2018, he will face another promotional debutante Ibrahim “Mr. Cool” El Bouni, 25, of Amsterdam, Netherlands at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China.
A four-time Kickboxing World Champion, Meunier has competed all over Australia and Asia. He has faced some of the striking arena’s biggest names and has never backed down from a challenge.
The Australian kickboxer grew up in a rough neighborhood in Melbourne. He originally trained in martial arts to learn self-discipline.
Meunier is a proven knockout artist. Aside from training out of the Ultimate Kickboxing gym under James Roesler, Meunier also regularly travels to Thailand to sharpen his skills with former WMTA Light Heavyweight Champion Nick Kara.
At “ONE: Battle for the Heavens,” Meunier and El Bouni will battle it out in a kickboxing contest at a catchweight of 105 kg. It will be one of the three ONE Super Series bouts of the evening.
“ONE: Battle for the Heavens” will be headlined by Yodcherry Sityodtong, 19, of Thailand and Kai Ting “Killer Bee” Chuang, 23, of Chinese Taipei. They will compete for the inaugural ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Championship.
The first ONE Super Series bout at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” will be between Saemapetch Fairtex, 23, of Thailand and Deividas “The Savage Sitsongpeenong” Danyla, 26, of Lithuania. They will battle it out in a Muay Thai contest between in the bantamweight division.
Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Meunier:
Ticket information for ONE: BATTLE FOR THE HEAVENS is available at www.onefc.com.