Kim Jae Woong vs Tang Kai

Kim Jae Woong vs Tang Kai set for ONE: Heavy Hitters in January 2022

Kim Jae Woong vs Tang Kai goes down on January 14th at Singapore Indoor Stadium. This is among the first few announced contests that are part of ONE Championship’s early 2022 schedule.

Woong versus Kai pits the number one ranked featherweight contender against the number four ranked featherweight. The inference can easily be made that this upcoming bout is a title eliminator.

The next ONE featherweight world championship contest is set in a conceptual sense. A highly anticipated bout between defending titleholder Thanh Le and surging contender Garry Tonon.

This Le vs Tonon world title collision is to take place at the ONE X show with an event date that still has not seen any amendments yet.

The tenth-anniversary show was initially slated for December 5th. But COVID numbers in Singapore were not aligning with that timeline.

There is no follow-up information regarding the new date for ONE X as of this writing.

Kim Jae Woong vs Tang Kai

Kim Jae Woong is coming off of a career galvanizing knockout win over former dual division ONE titleholder Martin Nguyen at ONE: Revolution in September.

Woong has eight wins via KO/ TKO and one victory by way of submission across his twelve overall mixed martial arts victories.

Tang Kai is riding an eight-fight winning streak overall as an MMA fighter. He has a spotless record under the ONE Championship banner and is 5-0 inside of the ONE Circle.

Eleven of Kai’s thirteen wins have come by way of KO/ TKO. He scored consecutive striking-based finishes across his pair of outings in the ONE Circle throughout 2021.

ONE: Heavy Hitters is headlined by a kickboxing light heavyweight world championship fight.

Roman Kryklia puts his crown on the line for the second time. He will do so against Murat Aygun who looks to snap the champ’s ten-fight winning streak.

What are your thoughts on Woong vs Kai bolstering ONE: Heavy Hitters?

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Dylan Bowker
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