Two Title Fights Including De Ridder vs. Bigdash Top ONE 159 on July 22

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ONE Championship’s upcoming ONE 159 in July will have the promotion’s middleweight title on the line.

Double champ Reinier de Ridder (15-0) will face former ONE middleweight champion Vitaly Bigdash (12-2) in the main event of ONE 159 on July 22, 2022. In the co-main event, meanwhile, an interim women’s atomweight Muay Thai champion will be crowned when Janet Todd takes on Lara Fernandez.

de Ridder captured both of his titles in back-to-back wins over Myanmar’s Aung La N Sang, then defended the middleweight belt against Kiamrian Abbasov last year. Bigdash recently completed a trilogy with N Sang, capturing his third straight win under the ONE Championship banner — and securing a shot at his old title.

Promotion officials announced the news via press release on Friday. The full card for the Singapore-based event was announced, including a strawweight clash between the #2 and #3 fighters in the division, Bokang Masunyane and Hiroba Minowa.

ONE 159: de Ridder vs. Bigdash

7/22, 8:30PM SGT

Reinier de Ridder (c) vs. Vitaly Bigdash – for the ONE Middleweight World Championship
Middleweight: 185 LBS – 205 LBS

Janet Todd vs. Lara Fernandez – for the ONE Interim Atomweight Muay Thai World Championship
Atomweight: 105 LBS – 115 LBS

(2) Bokang Masunyane vs. (3) Hiroba Minowa – Mixed Martial Arts
Strawweight: 115 LBS – 125 LBS

Muangthai PK.Saenchai vs. Vladimir Kuzmin – Muay Thai
Bantamweight: 135 LBS – 145 LBS

Zhang Peimian vs. Aslanbek Zikreev – Kickboxing
Strawweight: 115 LBS – 125 LBS

Zelang Zhaxi vs. Danial Williams – Mixed Martial Arts
Strawweight: 115 LBS – 125 LBS

7/22, 6:00PM SGT

Sinsamut Klinmee vs. Islam Murtazaev – Muay Thai
Lightweight: 155 LBS – 170 LBS

Ariel Sexton vs. Marat Gafurov – Mixed Martial Arts
Lightweight: 155 LBS – 170 LBS

Jessa Khan vs. Amanda Alequin – Submission Grappling
Atomweight: 105 LBS – 115 LBS

Jin Tae Ho vs. Valmir Da Silva – Mixed Martial Arts
Welterweight: 170 LBS – 185 LBS

Mikhail Jamal Abdul-Latif vs. Anderson ‘Braddock’ Silva – Mixed Martial Arts
Heavyweight: 225 LBS – 265 LBS

Lea Bivins vs. Zeba Bano – Mixed Martial Arts
Atomweight: 105 LBS – 115 LBS