ONE: “Warrior Kingdom” is set for the Impact Arena in Bangkok on March 11th and the two fighters who will headline the show faced off at a press conference on Tuesday.
Angela Lee and Jenny Huang went face-to-face for the first time ahead of their atomweight title tilt which will be the main event of ONE Championship’s second foray into Thai territory. Both are undeafeated with the Singaporean Hawaiian owning a 6-0 record and the Taiwanese fighter currently 5-0.
Several Thai fighters set to feature on the card were in attendance at the presser including former strawweight champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, Yodsanan Sityodtong, Kritsada Kongsrichai, Shannon “One Shin” Wiratchai and Rika Ishige.
Ishige, who will be making her pro debut, is Waratchai’s longterm girlfriend. She is set to face Malaysia’s Audrey Boniface (1-1) while matchups for the other Thai fighters have yet to be announced. The concert will also feature performances by Thai bands Thaitanium and Slot Machine.
“ONE: ‘Warrior Kingdom’ is going to be the biggest event in Thailand’s history,” said Victor Cui, CEO of ONE Championship. “We have Asia’s biggest star in Angela Lee defending her title for the first time in Bangkok against Jenny Huang of Chinese Taipei and I just cannot begin to say how massive of a main event this will be. Also, we will have real-life couple Shannon Wiratchai and Rika Ishige — Thailand’s first female pro MMA fighter — fighting together on the same card. History will be made in Bangkok on March 11th.”
Next up for the promotion is ONE: “Throne of Tigers” in Kuala Lumpur on February 10th which will be headlined by a lightweight bout between Ev Ting and Kamal Shalorus.
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