Italy and Thailand will be represented at “ONE: Heart of the Lion,” a ONE Championship event taking place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on November 9, 2018. In the eighth bout of the evening, Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan, 32, of Gorizia, Italy will face Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy, 25, of Bangkok, Thailand in a ONE Super Series kickboxing contest.
Petrosyan is known for the surgical precision of his strikes and is considered by many to be the greatest kickboxer of his generation. He began his professional Muay Thai career at the age of 16 competing between bantamweight and middleweight, winning multiple titles across each division.
With a professional kickboxing record of 97 wins, 2 losses, 2 draws and 1 No Contest, Petrosyan is known for his incredible six-year 42-bout win streak. It is one of the most dominant reigns in middleweight history.
Sorgraw is one of Thailand’s best Muay Thai practitioners in the modern era. A former Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Champion, he sports a kickboxing record of 36 wins and 17 losses.
On June 29, 2018, Sorgraw made a successful ONE Super Series debut by defeating Samy “AK47” Sana, 29, of France. “ONE: Heart of the Lion” will mark the Thai kickboxer’s second bout in the ONE Championship striking-only league.
In the co-main event of “ONE: Heart of the Lion,” Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 30, of Singapore and Kazuki Tokudome, 31, of Tokyo, Japan will compete in an MMA match in a catch weight of 73 kg. In the main event, reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 38, of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil will defend his title against ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, 30, of Kiangan, Ifugao, Philippines.
The bantamweight title unification bout will be a rematch between Fernandes and Belingon. Here is the full “ONE: Heart of the Lion” fight card:
- MMA featherweight: Anthony Engelen (Netherlands) vs Meas Meul (Cambodia)
- MMA bantamweight: Hisyam Samsudin (Malaysia) vs Xie Bin (China)
- MMA bantamweight: Muhammad Aiman (Malaysia) vs Shuya Kamikubo (Japan)
- ONE Super Series sanda featherweight: Shahzaib Rindh (Pakistan) vs Feng Lei (China)
- MMA lightweight: Adrian Pang (Australia) vs Kota Shimoishi (Japan)
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Panicos Yusuf (Cyprus) vs Muangthai P.K.Saenchai Muaythaigym (Thailand)
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai featherweight: George Mann (United Kingdom) vs Smokin’ Jo Nattawut (Thailand)
8. MMA featherweight: Garry Tonon (United States) vs Sung Jong Lee (South Korea)
9. ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Andrew Miller (United Kingdom) vs Yodlekpet T-Ded 99 (Thailand)
10. MMA strawweight: Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (Thailand) vs Himanshu Kaushik (India)
11. MMA strawweight: Tiffany Teo (Singapore) vs Michelle Nicolini (Brazil)
12. ONE Super Series kickboxing catchweight 71 kg: Giorgio Petrosyan (Italy) vs Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy (Thailand)
13. MMA catchweight (73 kg): Christian Lee (Singapore) vs Kazuki Tokudome (Japan)
14. ONE Bantamweight World Championship: Bibiano Fernandes (Brazil) vs Kevin Belingon (Philippines)
- Featherweight MMA: Abro Fernandes (Indonesia) vs Chan Rothana (Cambodia)
- Strawweight MMA: Alex Silva (Brazil) Pongsiri Mitsatit (Thailand)
- ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship: Xiong Jing Nan (China) vs Angela Lee (Singapore)
Ticket information for ONE: HEART OF THE LION is available at www.onefc.com.