ONE Championship will stream Full Blast at 8:30 AM EST on Friday, June 11th, featuring a ferocious Muay Thai headliner.
For those of you not familiar with ONE Championship, it is one of the premier MMA organizations, based out of Singapore. They feature mixed martial arts events, as well as kickboxing, grappling, and Muay Thai, making them the perfect one stop shop for combat sports fans. In addition to this, ONE does not permit cutting weight, boosting weight divisions by ~10 pounds and testing athletes for water content in their bodies.
Mongolpetch Petchyindee Academy vs. Elias Mahmoudi (62 Kg Catchweight Muay Thai)
Ben Willhelm vs. Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu (LW MMA)
Ma Jia Wen vs. Yoon Chang Min (FTW MMA)
Wang Wenfang vs. Taiki Naito (FLW Kickboxing)
The main event will see two elite strikers battle for prime position in the flyweight Muay Thai picture. Elias Mahmoudi, a former ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Title challenger, now holds the #4 rank in the flyweight Muay Thai division and is desperate for a shot at gold in “the art of eight limbs.” He faces a tough test in Lumpinee Muay Thai World Champion Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy, who owns a perfect 3-0 slate in ONE Super Series. Though other surging contenders are hoping to challenge reigning flyweight Muay Thai king Rodtang Jitmuangnon, a dominant win for either Mahmoudi or Mongkolpetch could see them elbow their way to the front of the queue.
In the co-main event, two lightweight mixed martial artists will look to make a huge statement and shake up the division. Amarsanaa “Spear” Tsogookhuu looked impressive during his first two mixed martial arts fights on the global stage, defeating Shannon Wiratchai in his promotional debut and pushing former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang hard in a technical decision loss. However, unbeaten American Ben Wilhelm is also out to make a name for himself. His first ONE contest will come against a tough opponent, but the submission specialist from Hawaii has finished all five of his foes to date and is confident that he can keep the streak alive.
The bantamweight mixed martial arts ranks are becoming more and more stacked, and both “Cannon” Ma Jia Wen and “The Big Heart” Yoon Chang Min will need to make a massive impression so they don’t get lost within the chasing pack. Not only are these two of the youngest stars in the weight class, but both men are well-rounded competitors who possess an elite skill – for Ma, it’s wrestling, and for Yoon, it’s striking.
Opening the show will be a pivotal kickboxing clash in the flyweight division. Former ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Title challenger “Metal Storm” Wang Wenfeng is now the #4-ranked contender, and he is hoping to earn another crack at his old foe – divisional king Ilias Ennahachi – especially after he came so close to besting the Dutchman in November 2019. Taiki “Silent Sniper” Naito has had fans on the edge of their seats in his three ONE Super Series wins, and if he can beat #4-ranked Wang, he could make a giant leap into ONE’s flyweight kickboxing top five.
The card kicks off early Friday morning in the United States, and you can catch the previously recorded event at *:30 AM EST.
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