Former champion Nieky “The Natural” Holzken announced on social media today he’ll face fellow Netherlands resident Regian Eersel in a kickboxing title bout at the ONE: Enter the Dragon event on 17 May in Singapore.
Holzken, 35, a former GLORY champion and K-1 Max veteran, has competed for the ONE organization since last year after he left GLORY because of disagreements over a new contract. He debuted last fall with a knockout win against Cosmo Alexandre, and followed up with a unanimous decision over Mustapha Haida in February.
Eersel fights out of Amsterdam by way of Suriname. Nicknamed “The Immortal”, Eersel is the Lion Fight World Super Middleweight Champion. He successfully defended his title in Los Angeles in November with a fifth round TKO against Joakim Hagg of Sweden.
Eersel made his ONE debut in February with a second round stoppage against Anthony Njokuani. The fighter has over 50 wins, and only lost four times.
The ONE: Enter the Dragon card also includes the quarterfinal bouts of the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing Grand Prix. Former UFC fighter Sage Northcutt is scheduled to make his ONE debut in an MMA bout against former Muay Thai champion Cosmo Alexandre also.
Photo courtesy of GLORY Sports International