Mei Yamaguchi, Anthony Njokuani, Jeremy Miado Among Additions to ONE Championship: Call to Greatness

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Mei Yamaguchi
Mei Yamaguchi Credit: ONE Championship

ONE Championship: Call to Greatness has added Mei Yamaguchi and Anthony Njokuani, as well as strawweight Jermey Miado in a rematch against Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke.

ONE’s first trip to Singapore in 2019 continues to fill out. On Tuesday, the promotion, which is based out of the nation, announced a trio of fights for the upcoming Call to Greatness card. Among the names added to the event, standout Japanese atomweight Mei Yamaguchi, taking on China’s Meng Bo. Additionally, men’s strawweight Jeremy Miado will face Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke for the second time.

Yamaguchi (18–11–1) remains a pioneer of women’s MMA, having fought back in Smackgirl in Japan at a time when few promotions featured the ladies. Well over a decade later, Yamaguchi has struggled to find success under the ONE banner, coming up short twice against Angela Lee. The first defeat at the hand’s of ONE’s breakout star came in the inaugural title fight for atomweights in the promotion. A rematch a couple of years later in 2018 ended in the same result. Both fights were unanimous decision wins for Lee.

However, Yamaguchi has won three of her other four fights in ONE, and is coming off a win over Jomary Torres. Meng Bo (13-5), meanwhile, is on a three fight winning streak. Quality of competition, however, is an obvious concern. Bo’s three straight wins came over opponents with records of 2-4, 3-2, and 3-8 respectively.

Meanwhile in strawweight action, Filipino Jeremy Miado (8-3) will look for a second win over Thailand’s Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (9-4). The first came in the Thai fighter’s home nation, and he will no doubt be eager to get his revenge.

Also added to the Call to Greatness card, Anthony Njokuani, a familiar name to UFC fans, will face Regian “The Immortal” Eersel in a ONE Super Series kickboxing bout at lightweight.

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  1. Actually, Yamaguch has lost to 2 fighters in ONE: Lee and Nunes, although I gave the Nunes fight to Yamaguchi, as well as the second Lee fight. Given her rough breaks with decisions, both in and out of ONE, she’d better finish this one, which I think she will. However, Bo’s most notable win was over UFC sensation, Weili Zhang, in their pro MMA debut. Zhang went on to win every one of her following 18 fights. Bo has not been so fortunate.

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