Singapore: 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.
Three-time Pan-American Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion Gustavo “El Gladiador” Balart will take on Ryuto “Dragon Boy” Sawada in a strawweight mixed martial arts contest. Balart detailed moving his training camp to American Top Team and working with some of the best martial artists in the world, broke down his matchup against Sawada, and promised fans a better all-around performance.
WMMAA Champion “MMA Sister” Lin Heqin is scheduled to face Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat in an atomweight mixed martial arts bout. Heqin spoke to the media about her upcoming match with Phogat and what she thinks of the Indian star, her thoughts on the upcoming ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix, making her ONE Championship debut, and more.
Five-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu World Champion Leandro “Wolf” Ataides will face Aung La “The Burmese Python” N Sang in a pivotal middleweight mixed martial arts clash. Ataides talked about working with two-division ONE World Champion Reinier de Ridder in this fight, their unlikely friendship, and who is the better grappler, as well as what he thinks of his matchup with Aung La.
Multiple-time Lumpinee and Rajadamnern Muay Thai World Champion Prajanchai PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym will challenge legend Sam-A Gaiyanghadao for the ONE Strawweight Muay Thai World Championship in the evening’s main event. Prajanchai talked about his matchup with Sam-A, breaking down strengths and weaknesses, proving himself in the Circle, realizing his dream of becoming a ONE World Champion, and more.
Check out full ONE: BATTLEGROUND Virtual Media Day (1) interviews and fight card:
ONE: 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)
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