Two striking specialists will go head-to-head for the inaugural ONE Championship 115-pound title at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 22nd as former Lumpinee Muay Thai champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke takes on former PBF boxing champion Roy Doliguez.
The title fight will be the co-main event on the stacked ONE: "Warrior's Quest" card and sees Dejdamrong (4-0) putting his perfect professional record on the line against Doliguez (6-1). The Filipino is a veteran of URCC and PXC but both fighters have extensive experience in other stand-up sports.
Dejdamrong has held Lumpinee titles at both 105-pounds and 108-pounds and is a veteran of over 300 Muay Thai fights, while Doliguez competed as a professional boxer nearly 50 times before switching disciplines. He claimed a national title but his main claim to fame is having dropped Fernando Montiel in the first round of a 2003 world title fight.
Doliguez has significantly more experience in MMA terms because he has been a professional since 2011 and has started 16 rounds and been the distance on five occasions. Unlike Dejdamrong, he is not undefeated but he did avenge his only career loss by beating Dennis Salazar in his most recent fight.
By contrast, Dejdamrong is a relative newcomer to the sport and only began training in 2014 after taking an interest in the classes at Evolve MMA where he was working as a Muay Thai trainer. He has finished three of his four fights in the first round and has never been to a decision.
The ONE: "Warrior's Quest" card promises to be one of the best in the promotion's history with Shinya Aoki defending his 155-pound belt against Koji Ando in the main event, Lowen Tynanes facing Kuat Khamitov, Eddie Ng taking on Rafael Nunes, and Rob Lisita going up against Timofey Nastyukhin.