Go behind the scenes and take an all-access look at the stars competing at ONE: REVOLUTION, featuring top-ranked featherweight contender Martin Nguyen, 17-year-old mixed martial arts prodigy Victoria Lee, BJJ great Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, Iranian beast Amir Aliakbari, and more – with special appearances from Myanmar icon Aung La N Sang and mixed martial arts great Demetrious Johnson.
Check out the ONE: Revolution Vlog below
Christian Lee vs. Ok Rae Yoon (ONE Lightweight World Title)
Christian “The Warrior” Lee has quickly established himself as one of the most dominant mixed martial artists in ONE Championship history. The Singaporean-American superstar already holds the records for most victories (15), finishes (14), and knockouts (10).
A win on Friday would not only extend those records, but it would give Lee the most ONE Lightweight World Title defenses in history (3). Moreover, another victory would mean he’s beaten all five of the division’s ranked contenders, leaving no viable options to immediately challenge for the crown.
#3-ranked contender Ok Rae Yoon, however, represents the other side of the spectrum.
If he dethrones “The Warrior,” the South Korean phenom would continue his epic 2020, become the sixth person to hold the lightweight strap, and present a fresh divisional king for the other contenders to challenge.
Capitan vs. Mehdi Zatout (ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title)
A heated World Title bout is scheduled for the co-main event.
Four months after his record-setting six-second knockout, Thai star Capitan Petchyindee Academy finished Alaverdi Ramazanov in the latter’s first ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title defense to claim the gold this past January.
Capitan may have the belt in his possession right now, but things have been elevated to the next level. At ONE: REVOLUTION, he’s defending the gold against Ramazanov’s mentor and friend, Mehdi “Diamond Heart” Zatout.
If Capitan can beat the French-Algerian, he’ll be 2-0 against Venum Training Camp Thailand and truly prove that he’s the rightful bantamweight kickboxing king. But Zatout has a chance to avenge his pupil, own the richest prize in the sport, and bring the gold back to his gym.
Joshua Pacio vs. Yosuke Saruta (ONE Strawweight World Title)
Kicking off the trio of World Title fights is a long-awaited trilogy match to crown the best strawweight on the planet.
Reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio has already established himself as the most dominant king in the division’s history, competing in the most World Title bouts (6) and owning the most World Title defenses (2).
But former titleholder Yosuke “The Ninja” Saruta is a real threat to his reign. After all, he’s currently the #1-ranked contender and previously took the belt away from the Filipino.
When these two athletes first met in January 2019, Saruta edged out Pacio via split decision to win the ONE Strawweight World Title. But three months later, “The Passion” knocked out the Japanese star with an epic head kick to reclaim the gold.
Nearly two-and-a-half years later, both men find themselves at the top of the pile, and whoever leaves the Singapore Indoor Stadium with the strap will have earned ultimate bragging rights. That man will also be known as the greatest strawweight mixed martial artist on the planet.
Martin Nguyen vs. Kim Jae Woong (featherweight – mixed martial arts)
Two of the organization’s best featherweight mixed martial artists will meet in “The Lion City,” and the winner could line themselves up for a crack at gold in 2022.
Former two-division ONE World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen is on the comeback trail after losing his featherweight belt to reigning titleholder Thanh Le last October.
Nguyen, who’s currently the #1-ranked contender, could quickly return to World Title contention with a victory at ONE: REVOLUTION. A win would also give him the most victories in ONE featherweight history (10), while a knockout would tie him with Phoe Thaw for most KOs (7) and with the aforementioned Lee for most finishes (9).
#5-ranked “The Fighting God” Kim Jae Woong promised his late father that he’d become an MMA World Champion, and a victory over the top-ranked contender in this ONE Featherweight World Title eliminator could be his ticket to fulfilling that dream.