ONE 162: Zhang vs Di Bella is set to be one of the biggest events in ONE Championship history, an absolutely stacked card from prelims to the main card.
ONE is amongst the world’s top 10 biggest sports media properties in terms of viewership and engagement and for good reason. The Singaporean promotion prides itself on bringing the fans of the fight game some of the most exciting and explosive athletes to fans all across the globe, ONE 162 is no exception.
Among the brutal yet exhilarating nights that are in store in Kuala Lumpur on October 21st, the Main-Event is high on the fans’ ones to watch list in Zhang Peimian vs Jonathan Di Bella. For the vacant Strawweight Championship.
Zhang Peimian is no doubt a gifted young phenomenon. at the age of only 18, has become quite the fan favourite since debuting for ONE back in March. He has secured victory’s over Josh Tonna and Aslanbek Zikreev.
Jonathan Di Bella will make his highly anticipated debut for ONE, he joined the roster in the worldwide pandemic of Covid 19. the fans have been eagerly anticipating his 1st walk to the ONE, and what a scenario to commemorate such an occasion, to potentially become king of the division.
At a press conference held by ONE on October 13th, I had the opportunity to grab some questions with both halves of the jaw dropping main event.
The wait is finally over and your highly anticipated debut for one set in stone. How does it feel to not only be making your debut, but also to possibly become king of your division?
Jonathan Di Bella: “It feels great man, I can’t wait to become king of the division. And I will become king of the division come October 21st.”
your vast skill-set has wowed the One Championship crowd since joining the roster, what can fans come to expect once the cage door closes and you collide with Jonathan on the 21st?
Zhang Peimian: “I believe that this will be one of the best fights put on by the promotion, it will shock the world and each and every audience member in attendance.”
Now that your ONE Championship activity is upon you, will you be looking to take the walk to the ONE cage as much as possible in the future?
Jonathan Di Bella: “Yeah, once I win this belt I wanna stay active and keep on defending my belt. That’s what will happen after this fight, I will fight more often, especially for ONE Championship I’ll be fighting more often and keep defending the belt.”
Thank you guys and I wish you all the best for the 21st.
Another thrilling encounter on the card will see defending lightweight Muay Thai title holder Regian Eersel put the gold on the line against Sinsamut Klinmee in the. Both of these power houses remain undefeated under the ONE Championship banner, Regian since 2019 and Sinsamut since 2021.
Speaking at the press conference, I also grabbed some questions before their meeting in Malaysia.
Hi guys, this is a question for you both. as we edge closer to the explosive ONE 162 card, where no doubt memories will be made. Looking back on your undefeated fight record with ONE as you prepare to put your undefeated streaks on the line, what has been your most memorable moment in the ONE cage?
Regian Eersel: “my most memorable memory in the cage was my second fight against Nieky Holzken. I showed the world who I am and why I’m the champ. In my country It was a hyped fight and I proved why I was number one on the day.”
Thank you Regian, that was a great fight I have to agree.
Sinsamut Klinmee: “I liked my first fight against Coleman Maher and also my second against Jonny Tello. Both were memorable fights I would like to say.”
Thank you both and good luck on the night, I look forward to catching you out there.
ONE 162 will be live on Prime Video 3 on Friday the 21st of October, make sure to catch Zhang, Jonathan, Regian, Sinsamut and many more on one of the most exciting ONE Championship cards to date.