ONE Championship has announced that ONE: Battleground II will take place on Friday, August 13th. Five mixed martial arts bouts will be included in the previously taped event. Eduard “Landslide” Folayang will open the show by introducing Zhang Lipeng to the Ring.
Zhang’s first fight pits him against a previous ONE Lightweight World Champion, providing him with a huge opportunity. The winner of this crucial lightweight clash will be positioned for a likely contender’s bout later this year.
One Championship Battleground 2
Alain “The Panther,” a four-time Muay Thai and Kickboxing Heavyweight World Champion, will return in ONE: BATTLEGROUND II. With his jaw-dropping athleticism, astounding feats of strength, and dazzling highlight-reel knockouts, the Hong Kong-based brute has enthralled viewers. When Ngalani encounters Thomas “The Last Viking” Narmo, he’ll need all of his strength, agility, and superior techniques.
Alex “Little Rock” Silva, the former ONE Strawweight World Champion, returns to the ring against Miao Li Tao, the #5-ranked strawweight challenger looking to break into the official ONE athlete rankings. Eko Roni Saputra tries to extend his four-bout winning streak against China’s Liu Peng Shuai in flyweight action. With another stoppage victory, the Indonesian grappler may continue to build his case to be a flyweight contender.
There has been controversy for the company recently. Eddie Alvarez wants his disqualification loss against Iuri Lapicus annulled so that his victory at ONE on TNT on Wednesday night may be reflected. After taking Lapicus to the ground during an early exchange in the first round, Alvarez began pounding away with a series of devastating blows, it was a controversial call in the main event’s first round. Several jabs around the ear were delivered by Alvarez during the aggressive blitz, and the referee interrupted the fight to reprimand the former UFC champion for what he considered were unlawful strikes.
One Championship Full Card
- Eduard Folayang vs. Zhang Lipeng (mixed martial arts – lightweight)
- Alex Silva vs. Miao Li Tao (mixed martial arts – strawweight)
- Thomas Narmo vs. Alain Ngalani (mixed martial arts – heavyweight)
- Eko Roni Saputra vs. Liu Peng Shuai (mixed martial arts – flyweight)
- Otgonbaatar Nergui vs. Rahul Raju (mixed martial arts – lightweight)