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Yusupov, Branch Out Of ONE: Full Circle Matches

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Two high-profile matchups have been removed from ONE Championship’s latest offering, ONE: Full Circle, on Friday, February 25.

Both Jamal Yusupov and David Branch were not medically cleared to compete, forcing their removal from the event.

Yusupov was entering as the #1-ranked featherweight Muay Thai contender and was set to challenge Petchmorakot Petchyindee for the gold. For Branch, he was scheduled to make his organizational debut opposite longtime middleweight contender Leandro Ataides.

Due to the late change, no replacements will be sought, and the matches are officially scratched from the event.

The shakeup will move a heavyweight kickboxing contest onto the main card. ONE Super Series sluggers, Guto Inocente and Bruno Susano, have moved up on the docket. At the same time, welterweights Zebaztian Kadestam and Valmir Da Silva will anchor the lead card in their mixed martial arts contest.

The news leaves ONE: Full Circle with 12 bouts that will still deliver a fun and exciting way to kick off your weekend.

ONE: Full Circle will air live and free on Friday, February 12. The lead card will begin on ONE’s Facebook page, YouTube channel, and the ONE Super App at 5:00 a.m. EST/2:00 a.m. PST.

The lead card will begin on ONE’s YouTube channel and ONE Super App at 7:30 a.m. EST/4:30 a.m. PST.

ONE: Full Circle Main Card

ONE Middleweight World Championship: Reinier de Ridder vs. Kiamrian Abbasov

ONE Light Heavyweight Kickboxing World Championship: Roman Kryklia vs. Murat Aygun

Aung La N Sang vs. Vitaly Bigdash

Enriko Kehl vs. Tayfun Ozcan

Guto Inocente vs. Bruno Susano

Fabricio Andrade vs. Jeremy Pacatiw

Lead Card

Zebaztian Kadestam vs. Valmir Da Silva

Chris Shaw vs. Vladimir Kuzmin

Diandra Martin vs. Smilla Sundell

Yuri Simoes vs. Daniyal Zainalov

Jiduo Yibu vs. Daniel Puertas

Rahul Raju vs. Drex Zamboanga

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Jeremy Brand is an experienced MMA writer and columnist. He is the founder of, and has represented the company with media credentials at many mixed martial arts fights. Jeremy is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, training in BC, Canada.

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