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ONE: ‘Inside the Matrix’ Pt. 2 preview

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The entire ONE: “Inside the Matrix” Part II will be broadcast this Friday. The action takes place inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium and the event will be headlined by a welterweight title fight.

Kiamrian Abbasov makes the first defence of his welterweight title against James Nakashima while Timofey Nastyukhin takes on Pieter Buist in a potential lightweight title eliminator.

Here is my preview:

Priscilla Gaol vs. Bo Meng (Atomweight)

Bo Meng (14-5) beat current UFC star Weili Zhang on her pro debut but since then her wins have mostly been compiled at the expense of mediocre opposition. She has quite a tentative striking style and seems more comfortable on the ground.

Indonesian southpaw Priscilla Gaol (7-4) comes from a wushu background. She is a veteran of 11 ONE Championship fights and nearly all of them have been the distance.

Eko Roni Saputra vs. Ramon Gonzales (Flyweight)

Eki Saputra (3-1) has been handed a fast turnaround after his win earlier this month. The Indonesian comes from a wrestling background and is based at Evolve MMA in Singapore.

He faces Ramon Gonzalez (4-3) who has a background in taekwondo but has won three ONE Championship fights by submission. The Filipino went the distance with Hexigetu last time out, dropping a decision to the Chinese fighter.

Yuya Wakamatsu vs. Kyu Sung Kim (Flyweight)

Yuya Wakamatsu (12-4) announced himself to ONE Championship fans in spectacular style by knocking out Eustaquio and posed Demetrious Johnson some problems. He has dynamite in his right hand but is coming off a slightly lackluster decision win over Dae Hwan Kim.

Kyu Sung Kim (10-3) was well beaten by former flyweight champion Geje Eustaquio on his ONE Championship debut. The Korean is one of the tallest fighters in the division and is primarily a grappler.

Timofey Nastyukhin vs. Pieter Buist (Lightweight)

The co-main event looks likely to be a title eliminator in the lightweight division. Pieter Buist (17-4) is one of the tallest fighters in the division and is coming off three impressive ONE Championship wins culminating in a defeat of Eduard Folayang.

He has been matched with Timofey Nastyukhin (13-4) who is coming off the biggest win on his career but has been out of action for over 18 months. The Russian suffered a knee injury but will be looking to build on the momentum he has after knocking out Eddie Alvarez.

Kiamrian Abbasov (c) vs. James Nakashima (For welterweight title)

Kiamrian Abbasov (22-4) beat Zebaztiam Kadestam by decision to claim the title at ONE: ‘Dawn of Valor’ last October. He is riding a four fight winning streak and is primarily a wrestler.

James Nakashima (12-0) is a former LFA welterweight champion. He has earned his title shot by winning three fights out of three for the promotion and with both men having a similar style this one could come down to who is the strongest wrestler,

The entire ONE: “Inside the Matrix” II fight card will be available to view free in some territories using the newly launched app which you can download here. In the U.S. it will be streamed on B/R Live.

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