Two more massive world title fights have been added to ONE 166: Qatar as ONE Championship makes a huge return to the Middle East.
Thailand’s Stamp Fairtex will be defending her Atomweight MMA World Title against Denice Zamboanga of the Philippines, and American BJJ star Tye Ruotolo will defend his Welterweight Submission Grappling World Title against former IBJJF World Champion Izaak Michell of Australia.
This now makes five world title fights at the Lusail Sports Arena on March 1 with ONE Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight MMA World Champion Anatoly Malykhin of Russia attempts to become a three-division king, challenging the Netherlands’ Reinier de Ridder for the ONE Middleweight MMA World Title. In addition, ONE Strawweight MMA World Champion Jarred Brooks of the U.S. defends his title against the Philippines’ Joshua Pacio, and ONE Featherweight MMA World Champion Tang Kai of China returns to take on interim title holder Thanh Le of the U.S. in a World Title unification bout.
Stamp Fairtex is one of the biggest names in martial arts having become a three sport world champion in 2022. The reigning atomweight MMA champion has previous stints at the queen of both kickboxing and Muay Thai division – something no other female had achieved previously.
Ruotolo is another grappling prodigy set to stun the crowds in Qatar. At just 20 years of age he rules over the welterweight submission grappling division, while his twin brother Kade is the lightweight king.
ONE Championship returns to the Middle East on March 1 with ONE 166: Qatar at the Lusail Stadium, Doha. A historic night awaits with no less than five title fights planned, and tickets are now available from Virgin Megastore and Q-Tickets.