ONE Championship held the kick-off press conference for “ONE: Conquest of Champions” at the City of Dreams Manila in Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines on November 20, 2018. Mixed martial artists Raimond Magomedaliev, 28, of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia and James “Nako” Nakashima, 30, of Dwight, Illinois, United States had their face-off during the event.
Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson, 40, hosted the press conference. ONE Championship chief financial officer Hua Fung Teh, City of Dreams marketing operations director Nathan Sorenson and Zilingo chief marketing officer Marita Abraham were among the attendees.
The “ONE: Conquest of Champions” fight night will take place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila on November 23, 2018. In the eighth bout of the evening, Magomedaliev and Nakashima will compete in an MMA match in the welterweight division.
Both Magomedaliev and Nakashima are undefeated MMA fighters competing inside the ONE Championship for the first time. The Dagestani contender holds a professional MMA record of 5 wins and 0 loss while his American opponent has 9 wins and 0 loss.
“ONE: Conquest of Champions” will feature eight MMA matches, two Muay Thai bouts and two kickboxing contests. Here is the full fight card:
- MMA flyweight: Rudy Agustian (Indonesia) vs Asraful Islam (Bangladesh)
- MMA flyweight: Rocky Bactol (Philippines) vs Akihiro Fujisawa (Japan)
- MMA strawweight: Jeremy Miado (Philippines) vs Peng Xue Wen (China)
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Azwan Che Wil (Malaysia) vs Han Zi Hao (China)
- MMA heavyweight: Alexandre Machado (Brazil) vs Hideki Sekine (Japan)
- ONE Super Series kickboxing catchweight (73kg): Samy Sana (France) vs Armen Petrosyan (Italy)
- ONE Super Series kickboxing bantamweight: Deividas Danyla (Lithuania) vs Hiroaki Suzuki (Japan)
- MMA welterweight: Raimond Magomedaliev (Russia) vs James Nakashima (USA)
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Saemapetch Fairtex (Thailand) vs Alaverdi Ramazanov (Russia)
- MMA lightweight: Honorio Banario (Philippines) vs Rahul Raju (India)
- ONE Lightweight World Championship: Eduard Folayang (Philippines) vs Amir Khan (Singapore)
- ONE Heavyweight World Championship: Brandon Vera (Philippines) vs Mauro Cerilli (Italy)
Meanwhile, here is Chilson giving his predictions of the main events: