ONE: Battleground II and ONE: Battleground III emanate from the Singapore Indoor Stadium. These cards will broadcast on August 13th and August 27th, respectively.
ONE: Battleground II features a main event collision between former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang and rising mixed martial arts star Zhang Lipeng, who will be making his first foray into the ONE Circle.
Folayang looks to bounce back from a three-fight losing skid. His last outing being a losing effort to Shinya Aoki in their rubber match at ONE on TNT IV in April.
Lipeng is a UFC and Kunlun Fight veteran who last fought in September 2019. He garnered a submission win over pro-MMA debutant Mohammad Naeemi.
In the co-feature, former ONE Strawweight World Champion and number five ranked strawweight contender Alex Silva tests skills against wushu sanda standout Miao Li Tao.
Silva looks to resume his winning ways after a pair of split decision defeats. Losses that came to reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio and Hiroshi Minowa, respectively.
Li Tao recently secured a victory after having suffered consecutive defeats. He bested Ryuto Sawada via unanimous decision at ONE on TNT III in April.
ONE: Battleground II and ONE: Battleground III
Topping the marquee for ONE: Battleground III is a bantamweight barnburner in the Muay Thai ranks. Number one ranked contender Saemapetch Fairtex and surging superstar Tawanchai PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym clash under the ONE banner.
In the co-main event, former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke faces off with ONE Championship debutant Banma Duoji. Both men are looking to bounce back into the win column and rebound from their individual setbacks.
Sor Amnuaysirichoke has gone 2-2 across his last four bouts and looks to break up that .500 record with his first outing of the calendar year.
Duoji has carved his name out on the Chinese MMA circuit. He is known for prior efforts with WLF as well as Kunlun Fight.
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