Chinese National Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion Peng Xue Wen, 21, has competed in two ONE Championship bouts. On July 7, 2018, his third bout in the promotion will take place at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens.”
Peng will compete in the strawweight division at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” against Eddey “The Clown” Kalai, 36, of Malaysia. Currently reigning as the ONE Strawweight World Champion is Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito, 34, of Japan.
Growing up, Peng played football and practiced Kung Fu but soon fell in love with wrestling after he began training and competing in the sport. He then went on to win several accolades in the discipline.
Eventually, Peng saw more and more of his seniors making their professional mixed martial arts debuts. It was then that he decided to follow suit.
Peng believes his wrestling skills and flexibility are his keys to victory. The Chinese MMA fighter will be relying on them to achieve international fame under the bright lights of ONE Championship.
When Peng made his ONE Championship at “ONE: Legends of the World,” he knocked out his Cambodian opponent Phat Soda, 28, but when the Chinese fighter returned to the cage at “ONE: Kings of Courage,” he lost to his Filipino opponent Rene “D’ Challenger” Catalan, 39. “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” allows Peng to bounce back from the loss.
“ONE: Battle for the Heavens” will be headlined by Yodcherry Sityodtong, 19, of Thailand and Kai Ting “Killer Bee” Chuang, 23, of Chinese Taipei. The winner will be the very first ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion. .
“World-class martial arts makes a triumphant return to the beautiful city of Guangzhou with another spectacular event,” ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong stated. He added that Yodcherry and Chuang will be joined by “several of the very best martial arts talent from China and the world.”
Meanwhile, watch the bout between Peng and Soda here:
Ticket information for ONE: BATTLE FOR THE HEAVENS is available at www.onefc.com.