The ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix tournament semifinals will take place on 16 August in Bangkok, Thailand, ONE Championship announced Thursday.
French champion Samy Sana faces Dzhabar Askerov of Russia, and Italian legend Giorgio Petrosyan collides with Jo Nattawut.
The winners will meet for the tournament championship with a million dollars prize money on the line at the ONE: Century event on 13 October in Tokyo.
Sana advanced to the semifinal round with an upset victory over Yodsanklai in May, while Askerov defeated Germany’s Enriko Kehl. Nattawut won his quarterfinal bout by TKO over Sasha Moisa. Petrosyan prevailed last weekend by unanimous decision over Petchmorrakot Petchyindee Academy in a rematch of a bout that was ruled a no contest.
Nattawut is the last Thai fighter left in the tournament, and should have the support of the crowd at the Impact Arena.
Petchdam Defends Against Ennahachi
The Bangkok fight card, titled ONE: Dreams of Gold, will be headlined by a title fight between reigning ONE Flyweight Kickboxing Champion Petchdam Petchyindee Academy and Enfusion veteran Ilias Ennahachi. It’s the first title defense for the Thai, who won the inaugural title with a win over Elias Mahmoudi.
Kickboxing and Muay Thai Bouts
In addition to the Kickboxing World Grand Prix semifinals and the title bout, some Muay Thai bouts are also scheduled as part of the ONE Super Series.
Here are the bouts the organization announced:
16 August, 2019
ONE: Dreams of Gold
Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand
-Flyweight: Petchdam Petchyindee Academy (Thailand) vs Ilias Ennahachi (Morocco)-ONE Kickboxing Flyweight Title Fight
-Featherweight: Samy Sana (France) vs Dzhabar Askerov (Russian Federation)-ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Semifinal
-Featherweight: Giorgio Petrosyan (Italy) vs Jo Nattawut (Thailand)-ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Semifinal
-Bantamweight: Muangthai P.K.Saenchaimuaythaigym (Thailand) vs Kenta Yamada (Japan)
-Flyweight: Lerdsila Phuket Top Team (Thailand) vs Savvas Michael (Greece)
-Featherweight: Yohann Drai (France) vs Bangpleenoi Petchyindee Academy (Thailand)
-Bantamweight: Alaverdi Ramazanov (Russia) vs. Ognjen Topic (United States)
-Flyweight: Hexigetu vs. Ramon Gonzales