AFTER his loss against Russian Kiamrian Abbasov in Kuala Lumpur last year, Malaysian welterweight Agilan Thani is set to make his ONE Championship return next month in Shanghai, China at ONE: LEGENDARY QUEST.
The KL lad will be facing Japanese mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Yoshihiro Akiyama, who is making his highly-anticipated ONE debut at the co-main event.
Agilan is one of the most remarkable athletes Malaysia has ever produced. The former MIMMA champion won six bouts in a row on the global stage of ONE Championship to earn a shot at the title.
The top contender trains daily at Monarchy MMA in Kuala Lumpur under well-respected Belgian BJJ coach Samir Mrabet, but also regularly travels to the United States to sharpen his skills at the world-famous Team Quest.
Meanwhile, in the main event, two of the best female strikers on the planet collide, as two-sport ONE World Champion Stamp Fairtex defends her ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Title against WBC Muay Thai World Champion Alma Juniku.
Stamp began her ONE Championship run as a participant in Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series.
She competed in mixed martial arts and won her first professional bout by knockout in just 19 seconds.
Leaving a lasting impression with her exceptional striking skills, Stamp was tapped to take part in the prestigious ONE Super Series soon thereafter.
In February, Stamp Fairtex defeated Janet Todd of the United States to capture the inaugural ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Title, emerging as the first-ever two-sport World Champion in ONE Championship history.