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Smilla Sundell, Mohammed Boutasaa Return At ONE Friday Fights 18

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ONE Championship has lit up the martial arts world with its weekly ONE Friday Fights series from Lumpinee Boxing Stadium. Each event has thrilled with incredible matches from the historic venue. When they return to it on Friday, May 26, for ONE Friday Fights 18, they’ll add a little firepower with two big matches per the promotion.

ONE Women’s Strawweight Muay Thai World Champion Smilla Sundell returns after more than a year away following her title victory to try her hand at kickboxing. After thrilling audiences with her title win, the 18-year-old hopes to keep building momentum in Bangkok. In a catchweight affair, she will welcome Milana Bjelogrlic to the organization.

The kickboxing bout will surely catch the eye of Jackie Buntan. The American recently competed at ONE Fight Night 10 and expressed her desire for two-sport gold herself. This matchup will surely add more intrigue to a possible future rematch between the two striking aces.

In featherweight kickboxing action, Mohammed Boutasaa meets Mohammed Siasarani in a bout that could steal the show. Boutasaa has flashed brilliance in his young ONE career but is coming off a close decision loss to Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong last October. He’ll have to curb Siasarani’s momentum following the Iranian’s latest victory at ONE Friday Fights 2.

The featherweight division is the deepest in the sport. With a who’s who of hungry sharks circling in the waters, Boutasaa and Siasarani will have to leave it all in the ring to make a big impression. Regardless, the winner will come out with a huge win to try and force their way into the title hunt.

ONE Friday Fights 18 comes to fans free on Friday, May 26, from Lumpinee Boxing Stadium. The event will be broadcast live across all ONE platforms. The action begins at 8:30 a.m. ET/5:30 a.m. PT.

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