ONE Championship’s inaugural event in Surabaya, Indonesia has had more fights added. In a press release today, the largest MMA promotion in Asia announced a pair of bouts and a bantamweight tournament for ONE Championship: Conquest of Kings, which takes place July 29.
First up, unbeaten flyweight contender Danny “The King” Kingad (5-0) will meet China’s Hexigetu (4-2). Kingad, out of Baguio City, Philippines, is a 2015 Regional Wushu Champion. He enters the fight coming off a unanimous decision Muhammad Aiman at ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny in April.
The 32-year-old Hexigetu, meanwhile, will be making his promotional debut at Conquest of Kings.
Also in flyweight action, Indonesian prospect Stefer Rahardian (6-0) meets Singapore’s Niko Soe (3-1) in a fight that should have the hometown crowd behind Rahardian. The Indonesian fighter made a big splash in his ONE Championship debut, defeating both Yotha Hutagalung and Hendrick Wijaya at ONE Championship: Titles and Titans as part of the event’s flyweight tournament, in August 2016. Both fights saw Rahardian finish his opponent by rear-naked choke in the first round.
Announced as well for Conquest of Kings is the 2017 Surabaya Bantamweight Tournament, which will see a tournament champion crowned at the end of the night.
The previously announced main event will feature reigning champ Kairat Akhmetov taking on interim titleholder Adriano Moraes in a fight set to crown the undisputed ONE Flyweight World Champion.
ONE Championship: Conquest of Kings takes place 29 July, at the GOR Kertajaya Arena in Surabaya, Indonesia.