On Thursday morning, ONE Championship announced they have finalized their upcoming fight card ONE: VALOR OF CHAMPIONS with three additional fights. Top featherweights are set to clash as Shannon Wiratchai takes on Amir Khan. An all-Filipino clash is also set to take place at the event when the undefeated Jimmy Yabo takes on Edward Kelly. China’s Wang Ya Wei is also set to return to the ONE Championship cage against Indonesia’s Sunoto.

ONE Championship: Valor of Champions (ONE)

ONE Championship: Valor of Champions (ONE)

“ONE: VALOR OF CHAMPIONS is set to be the biggest night of mixed martial arts action in the Philippines,” stated CEO of ONE Championship Victor Cui. “The main event will feature two of the top welterweights in the world battling for supremacy when the best wrestler in mixed martial arts, Ben Askren, takes on 61-win veteran Luis Santos. Get ready for a night of adrenaline-pumping, heart-stopping mixed martial arts action as ONE: VALOR OF CHAMPIONS goes live around the world.”

Khan is a Singaporean mixed martial artist with an undefeated amateur record who has competed in the United States. He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt under Relson Gracie, and also has competitive wrestling and Muay Thai experience. With more than seven years of combat sports experience under his belt, Khan now takes on Shannon Wiratchai after being victorious in his first two ONE Championship bouts.

Wiratchai is the top featherweight to emerge from Thailand. He has showcased an aggressive, brawling style every time he steps into the ONE Championship cage, making him a favourite among fans. Wiratchai is a practitioner of the Chinese martial art Baguazhang, and will once again look to exhibit the martial art in mixed martial arts action.

Kelly is the younger brother of ONE Championship standout Edward Kelly. One of the brightest featherweight talents to emerge from the Philippines, Kelly looks to get his ONE Championship career back on track with an impressive victory over Jimmy Yabo in his home country.

Yabo is an undefeated Filipino mixed martial artist. He boasts the best knockout percentage in the division, having finished all four of his opponents by knockout. He will now test himself against Asia’s best, beginning with an all-Filipino bout against Edward Kelly.

Ya Wei is a wrestler originally from Hubei province. Considered one of the top wrestlers in the country, he then moved to Thailand where he trained in Muay Thai for an extended period of time. He performed impressively in the ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS Beijing Featherweight Tournament, advancing to the final with a TKO victory over Li Gen.

Sunoto is a kickboxing champion from Indonesia. He is also undefeated in mixed martial arts, having won two prior bouts in his native Indonesia. Sunoto will look to keep his undefeated streak alive when he takes on Wang Ya Wei in an exciting featherweight bout.

With the addition o the these three bouts, here is how the rest of the card is shaping up:

  • (c) Ben Askren vs. Luis Santos – For ONE Welterweight title
  • Mark Striegl vs. Casey Suire
  • Anatpong Bunrad vs. Geje Eustaquio
  • Paul Cheng vs. Igor Subora
  • Amir Khan vs. Shannon Wiratchai
  • Brianata Rosadhi vs. Eugene Toquero
  • Edward Kelly vs. Jimmy Yabo
  • Wang Ya Wei vs. Sunoto Peringkat

(c) – Champion