Asian MMA organization ONE FC announced middleweight world champion Igor “Lionheart” Svirid will defend his title against Vitaly Bigdash at their September 1st Dynasty of Champions event in Shanghai, China.
Svirid who is from Kazakhstan, dismantled Leandro Ataides in 17 seconds to win the belt at ONE: Battle of Lions last year. He’s riding a 10-fight win streak while is Russian opponent is undefeated in seven contests.
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“Shanghai will be ONE Championship’s next destination and we are excited to bring our world-class brand of MMA action to the colorful city of Shanghai,” ONE FC Victor Cui said. “Shanghai is the largest city in China by population and as such, it serves as the perfect setting for our second event in the country.”
“We want our events to resonate with fight fans and give them the best experience, one that they can truly enjoy. This is shaping up to be another intense fight night. Fans in Shanghai will finally get their wish and experience our live show for the first time ever this 1st of September. Brace yourselves for a night of explosive, adrenaline-pumping action as the arena will be packed to the rafters!”
More bouts are expected to be announced. For more information, please visit ONE FC.