Won Il Kwon, 28, is ranked No. 4 in Asia’s largest organization, ONE Championship, in the bantamweight division of mixed martial arts and has a big fight coming up against the No. 5 ranked fighter.
According to ONE Championship on Sunday, “ONE Fight Night 11” will take place next month at Lumpini Stadium (capacity 5,000) in Bangkok, Thailand. All eyes will be on a top-five bantamweight showdown between No. 4 Won Il Kwon and No. 5 Artem Belach (27-Russia).
Their ONE Championship records are evenly matched, with Won Il Kwon holding a 7-4 record and Belach a 1-0 record. But while Won-Il Kwon’s June 2022 title-match participant decision loss took him a bit further away from the top, Velasquez has the potential to fulfill the promise the U.S. fight community has noticed on the big stage.
American ‘Sherdog’ said, “An exciting Russian prospect has joined the One Championship bantamweight division. A submission specialist who can knock out his opponents without prolonging the fight,” and has been interested in Belach since his debut in MMA last year.
At the time of his arrival in ONE Championship, mixed martial arts publication Sherdog described him as “a ‘100 percent finisher’ with nine professional victories by way of submission, including two KOs and seven submissions.”
In his ONE Championship debut against Leandro Isa (40-Brazil), Belach won a unanimous decision. His streak of 100% finishes came to an end, but he still managed to defeat the former bantamweight champion and prove his top-five credentials.메이저놀이터
“I’m going to make this tournament my tournament,” Kwon said, “I’m going to put him away and go even higher.”
Won-il Kwon is a bantamweight with a height of 178 centimeters and a wingspan (shoulder + arm) of 182 centimeters, and a KO rate of 83.3 percent (10/12) is his biggest advantage as a mixed martial artist. He has more experience than Belach, as evidenced by his 11 ONE Championship fights.
Won Il Kwon’s match will be broadcast live on ‘Coupang Play’.