ONE Championship™ (ONE), one of the largest global sports media property, will once again electrify Kuala Lumpur this December with world class martial arts competition. Combining the best of local and international martial arts talent are set to fight it out in the ONE Championship cage. The Axiata Arena will play host to ONE: DESTINY OF CHAMPIONS, set for Friday, 7 December. In the main event, Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex of Thailand takes on Luis Regis of Australia. While local Malaysian athletes Agilan Thani, Gianni Subba, Jihin Radzuan as well as newcomer Mohammed bin Mahmoud is set to dominate in the cage to make Malaysia proud.
Multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex is one of the most popular and accomplished fighters in the world. Yodsanklai has won close to 200 professional bouts against many fellow Muay Thai legends. In the process, he captured several prestigious titles, including three Lumpinee Stadium World Championships, two Lion Fight World Championships, two WMC World Championships, and a WBC World Title. The legendary competitor now looks to dominate the ONE Championship arena. He returns to action against Luis Regis.
Luis “Macaco” Regis is one of the most prolific Muay Thai athletes and practitioners from Australia. He is not only a competitor, but also responsible for guiding prospective Muay Thai athletes as a coach. Over the course of his professional career, Regis has captured multiple Muay Thai titles including the IKBF Commonwealth Championship, Australian Championship, IKBF East Coast Championship, and the NSW Championship, among others. Regis is highly-technical in his approach, often emphasizing sound striking techniques to enhance his power. He now competes in ONE Super Series and will take on the legendary Yodsanklai in his promotional debut.
Local Malaysian hero, Agilan Thani, nicknamed the “Alligator”, a former ONE Welterweight World Title challenger and is one Malaysia’s finest athlete that has ever produced. Unbeaten as an amateur, Thani captured a Malaysian national championship before turning professional, winning six bouts in a row on the global stage of ONE Championship to earn a shot at the title. He trains daily at Monarchy MMA in Kuala Lumpur under the well-respected Belgian BJJ coach Samir Mrabet, but also regularly travels to the United States to sharpen his skills at the world-famous Team Quest. He will be meeting this next opponent, Kiamrian Abbasov from Kyrgyzstan.
In another match, Gianni Subba of Malaysia will take on Ma Hao Bin of China. Subba honed his skills during his time in the United States, when he started to wrestle. In 2010, he decided to move back to Malaysia in order to pursue his dreams as a professional mixed martial artist. Since then, he has defeated several former world title challengers to cement his place at the top of a stacked flyweight division.
In the women’s category, former Wushu World Champion and MIMMA Women’s Champion Jihin “Shadowcat” Radzuan, also from Malaysia will take on Jenny Huang. Radzuan is one of the finest female martial artists to emerge from the country. Her first exposure to martial arts was a brief stint training in silat when she was 6 years old. She soon discovered the Ultimate MMA Academy, and after just three months of training, she competed in Muay Thai for the first time. Driven by a hunger to compete, she followed that up with bouts in wushu, BJJ, kickboxing, and boxing, capturing a wushu world championship along the way. She joined ONE Championship in March 2018, and has since put together two impressive victories.