The Netherlands and Cambodia 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 first bout of the evening, Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen, 33, of Ermelo, Gelderland, Netherlands will face Meas Meul, 27, of Phnom Penh, Cambodia in a mixed martial arts bout in the featherweight division.
Half-Dutch, half-Indonesian, Engelen trains out of Tatsujin Dojo in Deventer, Netherlands and Alliance Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is a former Indonesian Fighting Championship Lightweight Champion.
The Dutch-Indonesian MMA fighter won three of his five previous ONE Championship bouts. “ONE: Heart of the Lion” marks his return after being released from the organization in 2017.
Currently, Engelen holds a professional MMA record of 6 wins and 4 losses. On the other hand, Meul has 5 wins and 2 losses.
Representing Cambodian Top Team, Meul is a judo specialist training under the tutelage of Cambodian MMA pioneer Chan Reach. Aside from being a five-time national champion in judo, Meul is also an undefeated fighter in Kun Khmer with a record of 13 wins and 0 loss in.
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)
- MMA featherweight: Garry Tonon (United States) vs Sung Jong Lee (South Korea)
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Andrew Miller (United Kingdom) vs Yodlekpet T-Ded 99 (Thailand)
- MMA strawweight: Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (Thailand) vs Himanshu Kaushik (India)
- MMA strawweight: Tiffany Teo (Singapore) vs Michelle Nicolini (Brazil)
- ONE Super Series kickboxing catchweight 71 kg: Giorgio Petrosyan (Italy) vs Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy (Thailand)
- MMA catchweight (73 kg): Christian Lee (Singapore) vs Kazuki Tokudome (Japan)
- 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.