ONE Championship will rely heavily on local heroes like Stamp Fairtex and Petchdam Petchyindee Academy when it returns to Thailand for Dreams of Gold.
ONE Championship will head back to the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand this August. On August 18, the promotion will hold Dreams of Gold, featuring a ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship bout in the main event. That fight will see Petchdam Petchyindee Academy of Thailand defend his title against challenger Ilias Ennahachi. The promotion announced the main event Thursday, in addition to several other bouts.
The card will mark the first title defense for Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, after winning the belt in his last fight. Ennahachi, meanwhile, is a promotional newcomer who is a 6-time Kickboxing World Champion with a pro kickboxing record of 34-3.
In more kickboxing action, Giorgio Petrosyan will face “Smokin'” Jo Nattawut of Thailand in a ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix semi-final. Patrosyan advised to the semis after a win over Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy earlier this month, in a rematch of their first fight, which was overturned due to referee errors. A US $1 million prize awaits the winner of the grand prix.
In MMA action, ONE Atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex, another local hero in Thailand, will look to work her way to a third World Title in a third discipline when she takes on Asha “Knockout Queen” Roka of India.
Former LFA champ Thanh Le will also be back in action, when the featherweight takes on former ONE lightweight champ Kotetsu Boku. Another former ONE champ, Ex-Strawweight World Champion Alex “Little Rock” Silva, wil take on Stefer Rahardian on the card.
Back on the kickboxing side of things, Samy “AK47” Sana of France meets multi-time champ Dzhabar “Genghis Khan” Askerov. And “Elbow Zombie” Muangthai PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym collides with Japan’s Kenta Yamada for a ONE Super Series Muay Thai contest.