“That’s the goal” - Jonathan Di Bella eyes a slot at either one of ONE Championship’s Denver and Atlanta cards

Jonathan Di Bella - Photo by ONE Championship
Jonathan Di Bella - Photo by ONE Championship

Former ONE strawweight kickboxing world champion Jonathan Di Bella is looking to get through his next fight, which is no easy task. And then after he reclaims his ONE Championship gold, the Italian-Canadian star says he wants to hit up either Denver or Atlanta, when the promotion heads back to United States soil.

Di Bella is set to Thailand's Prajanchai PK Saenchai for the ONE strawweight kickboxing world title. The two lock horns in the main event of ONE Friday Fights 68.

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Speaking to Calf Kick Sports in a recent interview, Di Bella says he is eyeing an appearance in the U.S. for ONE Championship. He said:

"Hopefully, hopefully. That's the goal. Right now, the Prajanchai fight is the most important thing right now, then we can talk about the United States."

ONE Championship will return to the U.S. with ONE 168: Denver, which broadcasts live from the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado on Friday, September 6th. Then, it heads to the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia for ONE 170 on Friday, November 8th.

Meanwhile, ONE Friday Fights 68 goes down at the iconic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, June 28th.

Fans in the United States and Canada can catch all the action live and absolutely free on ONE Championship's official YouTube channel, the ONE Super App, and other digital platforms.


Jonathan Di Bella excited for ONE Championship to make kickboxing a bigger sport: "Fighting is big here"

As a competitor in the world's largest martial arts organization and a former world champion, Jonathan Di Bella knows in his heart that North American fans will fall in love with kickboxing the more ONE Championship brings it over to U.S. shores.

He told Calf Kick Sports:

"I think the more ONE Championship comes to North America more, the more it is, the more it's gonna get bigger cause, you know, in North America, fighting is big here. Especially in New York, Vegas, LA...fighting is big."

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