ONE Championship’s U.S. debut on May 5 just got a monster addition. First reported by ESPN, Roberto Soldic will take on Zebaztian Kadestam at ONE Fight Night 10. The highly-touted “Robocop” will debut in America at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
Soldic made his promotional debut last December against Murad Ramazanov at ONE on Prime Video 5, but early in the bout, he was hit low and was unable to continue. His motivation will be amplified in his return to get in the win column and show the Prime Video audience why he has been much ballyhooed around the world.
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But Kadestam will not be an easy out for the Croatian. The former ONE Welterweight World Champion is looking to get his belt back, and a win over Soldic could move him into the driver’s seat for a shot at the gold. He is coming off back-to-back knockout victories for the first time since 2018-2019, when he held the belt.
The welterweight matchup is almost guaranteed to be exciting. Kadestam has a perfect 100% finishing rate in ONE, and Soldic is known for his remarkable power as well, with 17 career knockouts. The high-stakes matchup joins a stacked card for ONE’s on-ground debut in the United States.
ONE Fight Night 10 will be headlined by ONE Flyweight World Champion Demetrious Johnson defending the gold against Adriano Moraes. Two more world title bouts are scheduled for the event, with ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon taking on Edgar Tabares and ONE Flyweight Submission Grappling World Champion Mikey Musumeci battling Osamah Almarwai. It will be a can’t-miss night of martial arts action from Colorado.
The action will kick off at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST on Friday, May 5, on Prime Video. The event airs for free to all U.S. and Canadian Amazon Prime members. Tickets for ONE’s U.S. debut are on sale now via Axs.com.