One Championship Beyond the Horizon is tomorrow and we have not been that excited for an MMA fight night for a long time. We are especially excited about the co-main event between Honorio Banario vs Amir Khan, that fight has the potential to be one of the best fights this year. Talking about exciting fights, Edward Kelly vs Christian Lee is on the card as well! Unbeatable Xiong Jing Nan will defend her strawweight title against Samara Santos in the main event. We have our predictions for this amazing card. As always, the shadowed fighter is the one that we predict to lose their fight.
Xiong Jing Nan vs Samara Santos:
Xiong Jing Nan stated yesterday: “Becoming the ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion was a dream come true for me. It means a lot that the fans have been behind my career, showing their support every step of the way. The goal now is to hold this title for as long as I can and defend it with everything that I have. Samara Santos is a strong opponent. She’s looking good and I know I should be prepared for a tough challenge. Right now I’m ready. I feel strong and confident. When I step into the ring this Saturday night, it’s time to show the world why I’m the best there is in my division.”
Samara Santos stated: “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan of China is the reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion. With a professional record of 15-1, Xiong began her career competing in professional boxing and was inspired by her father, who imparted in her values of courage and integrity. Featuring a wide array of skills, “The Panda” bagged a gold medal at the prestigious China Open Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament in 2017. In her last bout, she defeated Laura Balin to successfully retain her ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship for the first time. Up next, the 30-year-old defends her title against Samara Santos.
One Championship Atomweight champion, Angela Lee has confirmed that she will fight the winner of this fight in the biggest women fight in One Championship history later this year.
Prediction: Xiong Jing Nan wins via decision
Honorio Banario vs Amir Khan:
Honorio Banario won Adrian Pang in his last fight by split decision that was little bit controversial, Adrian Pang did well and perhaps deserved the win. Amir Khan is known for his first-round knockouts. He is coming from a 2nd round TKO win against very dangerous leglock specialist Sung Jong Lee in May this year. He was well prepared for that fight and had answers to everything Lee had to offer in that fight.
Prediction: Amir Khan wins via 2nd round KO
Edward Kelly vs Christian Lee
Where do we start with this one?? We can´t believe that this fight is happening. Edward Kelly has a tremendous knock out power. In front of him is One of the most talented fighters in the world, Christian Lee. He is returning from a decision loss against double champion Martin Nguyen. There is no shame to lose against Nguyen, Nguyen has proven time and time again that he is one of the best fighters in ONE Championship history. Christian Lee is undoubtedly determined to get on the winning track as soon as possible.
Prediction: Christian Lee wins via 1st round Submission
Roman Alvarez vs Daichi Takenaka
Prediction: Daichi Takenaka wins via 1st round submission
Chen Lei vs Muhammad Aiman
Prediction: Chen Lei wins via 2nd round TKO
Phat Soda vs Elipitua Siregar
Elipitua Siregar wins via 2nd round Submission