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ONE: ‘Full Blast’ preview

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ONE: ‘Full Blast’ will be broadcast this Friday. The event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium is headlined by a bantamweight Muay Thai bout pitting Saemapetch Fairtex against Kulabdam Sor Jor Piek Uthai.

Here is my preview:

Anthony Do vs. Liang Hui (Catchweight)

Anthony Do (7-4) earned a ONE Championship contract after stopping Ryo Hatta and Fritz Biagtan, two big names in Asia. He faced Lito Adiwang at ONE Warrior Series 7 and was constantly trying and largely failing to get the fight to the ground, that will surely be his strategy here.

Liang Hui (5-6-1) is in a career nosedive after losing his last four fights. He is primarily a wrestler and his striking looks limited.

catchweight contest added to the card pits Anthony Do (7-4) against Liang Hui (5-6-1).

Ahmed Faress vs Edward Kelly (Featherweight)

Ahmed Faress (16-3) will also be making his promotional debut after beating experienced British bantamweight Alan Philpott at OWS 10 last year. He comes from a karate background but has 13 submission wins on his record.

Edward Kelly (12-8) comes from a wushu background and has a solid right kick. He doesn’t have quite as many submission wins on his record as his brother Eric but is a veteran of 15 ONE Championship fights.

Kickboxing: Santino Verbeek vs. Miles Simson (Welterweight)

Santino Verbeek has spent virtually his entire career competing in Europe and has never been in with any big names. He trains under Ernesto Hoost in his native Holland and has a hard overhand right and likes to set up low kicks using body shots.

Miles Simson has a background in Muay Thai but is better known for his time in Glory where he won one fight out of three. The Dutchman is dangerous with his knees.

Kantharaj Agasa vs. Wei Xie (Flyweight)

Kantharaj Agasa (11-2) has a background in wrestling and judo and holds two wins over ONE Championship flyweight Roshan Mainam. He won’t waste any time before trying to get this fight to the ground.

Wei Xie (6-3) is very flat footed which could make him vulnerable to takedowns. But he can switch stance and throw solid punches and kicks.

Muay Thai: Saemapetch Fairtex vs. Kulabdam Sor Jor Piek U-thai (Bantamweight)

There is no question that Kulabdam Sor Jor Piek U-thai comes into this contest with the more impressive Muay Thai credentials. He is one of the best in the business, a southpaw with a devastating straight left.

Saemapetch Fairtex is coming off two impressive wins at the Channel Stadium. He is a fast, elusive southpaw with a solid left kick.

The entire ONE: “Full Blast” fight card will be available to view free in some territories using the newly launched app which you can download here.

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