ONE Championship will return to the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines, on Friday, December 2. ONE on Prime Video 5 features four title fights across different martial arts disciplines, including Muay Thai, submission grappling, Kickboxing, and MMA.
In the main event, two-division world champion Reinier De Ridder will look to defend his light heavyweight crown against ONE interim heavyweight world champion Anatoly Malykhin.
Before the world title fights, Roberto Soldic will make his highly-anticipated promotional debut to open the main card. During an interview with The MMA Superfan, Soldic had this to say about fighting in Manila:
“Yeah, I heard from Mr. Chatri, he told me that Manila has a very good atmosphere, amazing. And I felt this before in Poland, in Croatia. So I've seen this before and I bring the noise. I bring the noise into the cage and people can always expect a good fight from me.”
Soldic’s opponent for ONE on Prime Video 5 is undefeated Russian wrestler Murad Ramazanov, which is not an easy fight, considering the contrast in styles. The event can be seen for free by all Amazon subscribers across North America.
Watch Roberto Soldic's interview with The MMA Superfan below:
Roberto Soldic believes his pressure could create problems for Murad Ramazanov
Roberto Soldic is a former two-division KSW champion with 17 KO/TKOs through 20 professional MMA wins. ‘Robocop’ has a reputation for applying pressure and slowly breaking his opponents down with various striking techniques.
During the same interview with The MMA Superfan, Soldic had this to say about his upcoming fight against Murad Ramazanov:
“It's going to be a good fight, a tough fight for me also, but for him too. I'm a big problem when I put pressure and he's strong and he has good control. So we will see, we will see in December, it's going to be a good fight. I like a good fight.”
Ramazanov has the grappling pedigree to smother his opponents, but the Russian’s striking deficiencies could be an issue. If Soldic can keep the fight standing, the Croatian could end up with his eighteenth KO/TKO at ONE on Prime Video 5.