The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the complete card for ONE: FOR HONOR, set for 3 May at Istora Senayan in the bustling Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Once again, the absolute best in world-class martial arts talent will storm the ONE Championship ring to showcase their incredible skills. In the main event, ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao of Thailand will defend his title against Jonathan Haggerty of the United Kingdom.
Japanese legend Yushin “Thunder” Okami of Japan is set to make his ONE Championship debut opposite Kiamrian Abbasov of Kyrgyzstan.
Okami is one of the most prolific martial artists to emanate from Japan over the last two decades. With a career that began in 2002, Okami has competed in numerous weight classes — from light heavyweight all the way down to welterweight — in various Japanese promotions including Pride and Pancrase.
A Prime Selection GP Welterweight Champion, Abbasov was raised by a single mother in his hometown of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital city. There, he began his martial arts journey with Greco-Roman wrestling, and later added boxing to his arsenal.
Early in his career, he won two tournament championships, including a one-night tournament in December 2016, where he beat three different men in one night. Today, he is one of Kyrgyzstan’s top martial arts athletes. He is now tasked to welcome Okami to ONE Championship.