ONE Fight Night 21 Staff Picks and Predictions

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The second half of our double-header weekend for MMASucka staff picks is here.

ONE Fight Night 21 will take place for North American viewers tonight, April 5th from the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. Those in the United States can watch the event at 8:00pm ET (5:00pm PT) on Amazon Prime Video. See ONE Championship’s website here for how to view the card in your area.

Results from ONE Fight Night 21 will be available here at MMASucka.

Recap our staff picks from Thursday’s PFL 1 2024 event from San Antonio, Texas. Stay tuned tomorrow (Saturday) for our UFC Fight Night 240 picks from Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Fights

Only three mixed martial arts fights will be counted towards our staff picks. A fight between Jinhin Radzuan and Ayaka Miura was intended to be the fourth MMA fight of the night. Last week, however, saw Radzuan forced out due to injury. In turn, Miura was removed from the event.

Heavyweights (265 pounds) of Ben Tynan and Duke Didier will clash in the featured bout of the night. Elevation Fight Team’s Tynan aims to continue his undefeated run in professional fight number six while keeping together his 100% stoppage streak (three KO/TKO, two SUB). Australia’s Didier returns to the cage just over 21 months from his ONE debut that saw a split decision loss to Zhasur Mirzamukhaedov.

At 185 pounds, former interim Pancrase Welterweight Champion Hiroyuki Tetsuka puts his four-fight win streak up to the test against dangerous finisher Valmir Da Silva. The two were supposed to fight in February, but Da Silva was forced out of the fight and replaced with Abraao Amorim.

The last matchup for picks opens the Amazon Prime Video event between Jeremy Pacatiw and Wang Shuo, both of whom make their long-awaited returns to the ONE cage.

Remaining Card

Although not counted towards our records, two Title pairings will take place at the event. Youthful standout Ty Ruotolo will look to defend his Submission Grappling Championship for the first time in the welterweight division against promotional newcomer Izaak Michell. Headlining the night sees ONE Championship’s Lightweight (170 pounds) Kickboxing Title on the line between two-sport Champion Regian Eersel (Muay Thai) and opponent Alexis Nicolas.

Find out who the MMASucka has picked to win at ONE Fight Night 21 further below.

Staff Picks

MMASucka staff picks are composed of four of the world’s leading mixed martial arts organizations: the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the Professional Fighters League (PFL) with Bellator MMA, ONE Championship (ONE FC), and Dana White’s Contender Series (DWCS).

  • UFC picks will include main card fights ranging from four to six matchups per event.
  • PFL and Bellator MMA see picks from main cards for pay-per-views and from tournament fights in the Regular Season, Playoffs, and Finals.
  • ONE FC and DWCS picks will feature all MMA fights from the event with a minimum of three matchups.

The individual who picks the most victorious fighters by the end of 2024 will have a choice between receiving a custom-made championship belt from ProAmBelts or a detailed chain from Championship Chains. Staff picks in 2023 were won by Ben Jamieson with a record of 300-148.

Who has the crew selected to win at ONE Fight Night 21?


1. Nate Freeman: 59-29
2. Frazer Krohn: 53-35
3. Michael DeSantis: 51-32
4. Wesley Riddle: 50-38
5. Jeremy Brand: 46-42
6. Andrew Benjamin: 35-39
7. Lukas DeWitt: 29-26
8. Julio Monteros Jr.: 28-11
9. Michael Kachan: 11-7
10. Casey Cooper: 4-5

*Note – not all staff pick for every event*
*Note – PFL 1 2024 picks will be added to records NEXT weekend*

Jeremy Pacatiw (12-5), -250
Wang Shuo (16-7), +175

– 145 LBS. ~ 65.8 KG. –

Jeremy Brand: Pacatiw via Unanimous Decision
Wesley Riddle: Pacatiw via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Pacatiw via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: Pacatiw via Unanimous Decision

Staff picking Pacatiw: 4
Staff picking Shuo: 0

Hiroyuki Tetsuka (13-4), -590
Valmir Da Silva (9-3), +390

– 185 LBS. ~ 83.9 KG. –

Jeremy Brand: Tetsuka via Unanimous Decision
Wesley Riddle: Tetsuka via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Da Silva via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: Tetsuka via Unanimous Decision

Staff picking Tetsuka: 3
Staff picking Da Silva: 1

Ben Tynan (5-0), -670
Duke Didier (8-2), +430

– 265 LBS. ~ 120.2 KG. –

Jeremy Brand: Tynan via Round 2 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Tynan via Round 1 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Didier via Round 1 TKO
Nate Freeman: Tynan via Round 2 TKO

Staff picking Tynan: 3
Staff picking Didier: 1


ONE Fight Night 21

A fight poster for ONE Fight Night 21 taking place Saturday, April 6th from the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand (photo credits to ONE Championship).


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Wesley Riddle is a 29-year-old writer residing in Raleigh, North Carolina from Harrisonburg, Virginia. He has been part of the MMASucka team since the fourth quarter of 2016. Additionally, he serves as a writer with partner site Last Word on Motorsports.

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