Two-division KSW champion Roberto Soldic (20-3) announced today on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani that is he is moving to the Singapore-based mixed martial arts promotion ONE Championship.
Roberto Soldic, 27, is currently riding an impressive seven-fight win streak and is the current KSW Middleweight and KSW Welterweight Champion.
Before turning 22, Soldić won five belts in five different European MMA promotions including Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW), Final Fight Championship (FFC) and Superior FC and is considered to be one of the biggest fighting sports prospects from Southeast Europe.
His last loss came at the hands of now UFC fighter, Dricus du Plessis, in April 2018. Soldic would then avenge that loss in a rematch that same year.
Soldi, the now former free agent, revealed that one of the main reasons why he chose to vacate his KSW titles and sign with ONE is because he has been promised the opportunity to compete for titles outside of MMA.
“I chose ONE because it’s the biggest martial arts promotion in the world,” Soldic said. “They give me opportunity to take all the belts: kickboxing world champion, muay Thai world champion, MMA world champion, also boxing world champion. So this makes me something new. I want to create something for my people, for my own legacy. So I chose ONE for sure.
“After I went to Singapore and I saw the atmosphere with Mr. Chatri [Sityodtong], how he treats the fighters, relationships, and he gave me the best offer. He said to me, ‘You can be a unique fighter and I will give you all the chances to take different belts from combat sports.’ So I do all sports. I want to do something different. … I want to hold the belts from all combat sports. Nobody has done this before. So this is, for me, the biggest challenge.”
A date, location, and opponent for Soldic’s debut have not been announced.
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