ONE Championship™ (ONE) athletes competing at ONE: BATTLEGROUND this Friday night, 30 July at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, spoke to the media ahead of their respective bouts.
Reigning ONE Strawweight Muay Thai and Kickboxing World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao will defend his Muay Thai World Title against Prajanchai PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym in the main event of ONE: BATTLEGROUND. Sam-A talked to the media about facing a younger and stronger opponent in Prajanchai, his advantages over his counterpart, how he thinks the fight will end, coming in as an underdog champion, and more.
17-year-old martial arts prodigy Victoria Lee is back in action and will take on Wang Luping in an atomweight contest. Victoria answered questions from the media regarding what she learned from her first experience in the Circle, the improvements she’s made since her debut, her thoughts on her upcoming opponent, training with World Champion siblings Angela and Christian, and more.
Former two-division ONE World Champion Aung La N Sang will look to climb back to the top of the middleweight stack, starting with a bout against Leandro Ataides. Aung La spoke to the media about fighting his way back to World Title contention, his thoughts on upcoming opponent Ataides, adjustments he has had to make in training camp, and more.
Indian wrestling champion and rising star Ritu Phogat will go head-to-head with Lin Heqin. Phogat talked to the media about erasing the memory of the loss to Bi Nguyen, being inspired and motivated by India’s performance at the Olympics in Tokyo, striking with Lin Heqin and trying to finish her, working her way back into the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix, and more.
BATTLEGROUND Full Card
Sam-A vs. Prajanchai (ONE Strawweight Muay Thai World Title)
Aung La N Sang vs. Leandro Ataides (mixed martial arts – middleweight)
Ryuto Sawada vs. Gustavo Balart (mixed martial arts – strawweight)
Ritu Phogat vs. Lin Heqin (mixed martial arts – atomweight)
Chen Rui vs. Jeremy Pacatiw (mixed martial arts – bantamweight)
Victoria Lee vs. Wang Luping (mixed martial arts – atomweight)