Florence’s Mustapha Haida honored to be on ONE Championship stage

Mustapha Haida

Mustapha Haida

Three elite martial artists are making their respective debuts in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series at “ONE: Beyond the Horizon.” One of them is Mustapha “The Flying Dragon” Haida, 29, of Florence, Italy.

“ONE: Beyond the Horizon” will take place at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China on September 8, 2018. In the fourth bout of the evening, Haida will compete in a kickboxing bout against Daniel “The Rock” Dawson, 40, of Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

“It’s a big honor to be on a stage as big as ONE Championship,” Haida stated. “And I’m happy that I get to make my debut against someone as decorated and as experienced as Daniel Dawson. We will definitely give the fans in Shanghai an exciting show.”

Haida was considered one of the top ten welterweight kickboxers in the world at one point in his career. The Florence native has performed on big stages such as Glory, Kunlun Fight, Venum Victory World Series and most recently Bellator Kickboxing.

The Italian Muay Thai and kickboxing star boasts an impressive resume. This includes an International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) World Championship to go along with a professional record of 38 wins, 7 losses and 3 draws with 20 wins coming via knockout.

ONE Super Series has become widely successful since its debut back in April 2018. It provides fans the most exciting martial arts action from some of the world’s premier martial artists.

ONE Championship has done a masterful job of bringing in the cream of the crop from the combat sports world. Its striking-only league is bannered by Muay Thai and kickboxing icons such as Giorgio Petrosyan, Nong-O Gaiyanghadao and reigning ONE Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion Kai Ting Chuang, among others.

Headlining “ONE: Beyond the Horizon” will be reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 30, of China and Samara “Marituba” Santos, 25, of Brazil. In the co-main event, Amir Khan, 28, of Singapore and former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario, 28, of the Philippines will compete in the lightweight division.

Meanwhile, watch one of Haida’s previous bouts here:

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