ONE Championship returns with a tape-delayed event from the Singapore Indoor Stadium which airs Friday, August 27th. Competing martial artists engaged in Q&A at the ONE: Battleground III Media Day ahead of their respective bouts.
ONE: Battleground III Media Day
Bi Nguyen tests skills against Jenelyn Olsim in a consequential atomweight contest. The victor in this bout will fight Grace Cleveland in a Grand Prix alternate bout at ONE: Empower.
Nguyen talked about the highs and lows from her recent victory over Ritu Phogat, having a deep resume competing against the elites in the atomweight division. Plus, her overall assessments of this looming fight versus Olsim and the upcoming Atomweight Grand Prix.
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Conversely, Olsim addressed several subjects such as her evolving grappling game. Plus, what she thinks of Bi Nguyen as a combatant as well as how she plans to garner a finish in this upcoming contest.
Song Min Jong is aiming to get back to his winning ways. He collides with the undefeated Tial Thang in a bantamweight bout.
Song articulated his thoughts on the recent loss to Geje Eustaquio, maintaining his winning momentum, and how thoughts of retiring could creep into the picture should he lose here. Plus, how he has prepared for Thang’s wrestling and grappling.
Thang broke down his time training with international elites at Sanford MMA, assessments of upcoming opponent Song Min Jong, and how he has maintained perpetual victory in his pro-mixed martial arts endeavors so far.
ONE: Battleground III Full Card
- Sitthichai vs. Tawanchai (Muay Thai – featherweight)
- Dejdamrong vs. Banma Duoji (mixed martial arts – catchweight of 57.7 kilograms)
- Dae Hwan Kim vs. Xie Wei (mixed martial arts – flyweight)
- Bi Nguyen vs. Jenelyn Olsim (MMA – atomweight)
- Tial Thang vs. Song Min Jong (mixed martial arts – bantamweight)
- Purev Otgonjargal vs. Ben Royle (mixed martial arts – bantamweight)
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