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The main poster for ONE: Warrior of Light

Bangkok, Thailand – The ONE Championship (ONE) has announced the complete card for ONE: Warriors of Light, set for the Impact Arena in Bangkok on May 10.

It’s not for the first time that Thailand will play host to another world-class evening of martial arts action. The very best in local and international martial arts talent will showcase their skills on the ONE Championship stage.

In the main event, reigning ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai world champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao of Thailand will defend his title against Hiroaki Suzuki of Japan. In the co-main event, Muay Thai superstar Petchdam Petchyindee Academy of Thailand takes on Elias “The Sniper” Mahmoudi of Algeria for the inaugural ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship belt.

Legend vs Upstart
A living legend in the world of Muay Thai, multiple-time world champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao has captured nearly every major accolade in the sport and is considered one of the greatest strikers of all time.

Born to a family of farmers, Nong-O began his Muay Thai career at the tender age of nine. After a few years of sharpening his skills, he decided to leave home for Bangkok when he was 14 years old to pursue Muay Thai full-time, both living and training at his camp.

Nong-O made his first appearance at the famed Rajadamnern stadium a year later, winning a decision in an undercard bout. This set off an incredible run of success across over 300 bouts, including two Thailand national Muay thai championships, four Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Championships in different divisions, and a Rajadamnern Stadium Muay Thai World Championship.

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Earlier this year, Nong-O captured the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai world title with a unanimous decision victory over China’s Han Zihao at ONE: CLASH OF LEGENDS. He is now set to make the first defense of his belt against Japan’s Hiroaki “Kaibutsukun” Suzuki.

Japanese striker Suzuki is one of the most exciting talents in ONE Super Series. He burst onto the scene with a spectacular performance against Deividas Danyla last November, and then followed up the victory with another scintillating showing against Mohammed “Jordan Boy” Bin Mahmoud last January.

Now, Suzuki enters the biggest bout of his career thus far, as he challenges Nong-O for the Bantamweight belt.

World champions fight for inaugural belt
In the co-main event of the evening, another Thai – Petchdam “Baby Shark” Petchyindee Academy attempts to make history as the first ever ONE Flyweight Kickboxing world champion when he takes on opponent Elias “The Sniper” Mahmoudi.

Petchdam is a multiple-time Muay Thai world champion known for his devastating left kick, which is responsible for the majority of his wins. He trains out of the famed Petchyindee Academy in Bangkok and over the course of his stellar career, the Thai hero has claimed several prestigious accolades, including Lumpinee Stadium and WBC World Muay Thai Championships, as well as a Toyota Marathon Tournament Title.

Mahmoudi, on the other hand, is also a multiple-time Muay Thai world whampion who has trained in the sport since he was five. His competitive fire would see him fly to Thailand at the age of nine, where he won his first professional bout with a flying knee knockout to earn the nickname of “The Sniper.”

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Over the course of his career thus far, Mahmoudi has already compiled an excellent winning record with several knockouts on the way to world titles in WMF, WPMF, and MTGP. He now looks forward to his first ONE World Title opportunity.

Main Event
ONE Super Series Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championship

Nong-O Gaiyanghadao (C) vs Hiroaki Suzuki
ONE Super Series Muay Thai: 65.8kg

Co-Main Event
ONE Super Series Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship

Petchdam Petchyindee Academy vs Elias Mahmoudi
ONE Super Series Kickboxing: 61.2kg

Kazuki Tokudome vs Adrian Pang
Mixed Martial Arts: 77.1kg

Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs Sok Thy
ONE Super Series Muay Thai: 61.2kg

Kota Shimoishi vs Pieter Bruist
Mixed Martial Arts: 77.1kg

Shoko Sato vs Mark Fairtex Abelardo
Mixed Martial Arts: 65.8kg

Pongsiri Mitsatit vs Robin Catalan
Mixed Martial Arts: 56.7kg

Hexigetu vs Ovais Shah
Mixed Martial Arts: 56.7kg

Zhang Chenglong vs Panicos Yusuf
ONE Super Series Kickboxing: 65.8kg

Superlek Kiatmoo9 vs Rui Botelho
ONE Super Series Muay Thai: 61.2kg

Singtongnoi Por Telakun vs Savvas Michael
ONE Super Series Muay Thai: 61.2kg

Janet Todd vs Chin Long Wang
ONE Super Series Kickboxing: 52.2kg


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