The day has finally arrived.
Tonight, four ONE World Titles will be contested at ONE: INSIDE THE MATRIX, which broadcasts live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Before the action kicks off on this 30th day of October, we take a closer look at the tale of the tape for each of the World Title fights.
© Aung La N Sang Vs. Reinier De Ridder
When two-division ONE World Champion Aung La “The Burmese Python” N Sang steps into the Circle to defend his middleweight belt against undefeated top contender Reinier “The Dutch Knight” De Ridder in the main event, he will undoubtedly have the experience advantage.
Aung La N Sang also has more submissions and KOs on his record, with 24 in total.
De Ridder, however, will have a clear reach advantage and youth on his side. But whether he can use those advantages to his favor will have to be decided tonight.
© Christian Lee Vs. Iuri Lapicus
In the co-main event, ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian “The Warrior” Lee defends his belt for the first time against #1-ranked contender Iuri Lapicus.
Both men are just about even in experience and finishes, and neither will be at a height advantage or disadvantage.
However, Lapicus has 14 finishes out of 14 wins – an impressive feat for any mixed martial artist.
Lee, on the other hand, is riding a wave of World Championship momentum that started when he won the belt in May 2019.
© Martin Nguyen Vs. Thanh Le
ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen defends his strap against #3-ranked contender Thanh Le in the evening’s second World Title bout.
Le will have a clear height advantage, but Nguyen is slightly the younger of the two.
As for finishes, this one is again neck-and-neck. “The Situ-Asian” has 12 total finishes while Le has 11.
© Xiong Jing Nan Vs. Tiffany Teo
ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan defends her belt in a rematch with #1-ranked contender Tiffany “No Chill” Teo.
Both women are even in height, but Teo is slightly younger.
What Xiong gives away in age, however, she makes up for in experience. The Chinese athlete has almost double the amount of fights as “No Chill.”
But the World Champion’s real advantage lies with her finishing rate. “The Panda” has stopped 13 of her opponents, while Teo has stopped six of hers.
Watch ONE: INSIDE THE MATRIX tonight, Friday, 30 October, on meWATCH or the ONE Super App at 8:30 p.m. Singapore Standard Time (SGT). Also, Channel 5 will cut into the live broadcast at 10 p.m. SGT.
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