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French fighter Yohann Fairtex Drai to make ONE Championship debut in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Agilan Thani, Zebaztian Kadestam, Jo Nattawut, Yohann Fairtex Drai

Fighting out of Marseilles, France, Yohann Fairtex Drai, 26, has joined ONE Championship. The promotion is bringing its striking-only league ONE Super Series to Malaysia in an event titled “ONE: Pursuit of Power” and the French fighter is on the card.

Drai’s first assignment in ONE Championship is a ONE Super Series Muay Thai featherweight bout against “Smokin” Jo Nattawut, 28, of Thailand. It will be the co-main event of “ONE: Pursuit of Power” and the ninth bout of the evening.

“ONE: Pursuit of Power” will take place at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 13, 2018. It will feature seven mixed martial arts bouts and three ONE Super Series matches.

“ONE Championship returns to the Axiata Arena this 13 July for another blockbuster evening of world-class martial arts action,” ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced. “We have an amazing event planned for fans in Kuala Lumpur, as our ONE Championship athletes get ready to electrify the stadium with dazzling performances.”

Before joining ONE Championship, Drai has competed in All Star Fight, Kunlun Fight, Max Muay Thai, Super Muay Thai, Thai Fight and Wu Lin Feng. He is a proponent of the prestigious Fairtex Training Center in Pattaya, Thailand.

Training out of Pattaya, the French martial artist is entering ONE Super Series with a professional record of 42 wins and 6 losses while Nattawut has 66 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws. This will be the second time the Thai contender is competing in ONE Super Series after losing to Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan, 32, of Italy at “ONE: Heroes of Honor” on April 20, 2018 in the Philippines.

ONE Championship launched ONE Super Series at “ONE: Heroes of Honor.” Watch the bout between Petrosyan and Nattawut here:

Ticket information for ONE: PURSUIT OF POWER is available at www.onefc.com.

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONEChampionship.

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