@ONEChampionship’s ONE Fight Night 12 will see reigning ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion Superlek Kiatmoo9 face Samingpri Tagir Khalilov in the main event on July 14th, 2023.
Superlek has won six straight bouts and has a perfect 7-0 Muay Thai record in ONE Championship.
Khalilov, on the other hand, has dropped his first two matches in ONE Championship but is considered one of the gutsiest strikers coming off two straight first-round knockout wins.
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Victory would give Superlek the chance to face Jonathan Haggerty, the bantamweight Muay Thai titleholder.
In the co-main event, Garry Tonon and Shamil Gasanov, will face off against each other.
Gasanov, with a 13-0 record, has only won once in the ONE format. Meanwhile, Tonon has fought all eight of his pro fights in ONE, winning seven in the process.
“He knocked out both opponents with his fists. That’s his strength. But I love to fight with the puncher. Plus, I think he has determination to kill Thai fighters. But I don’t want to be his third victim. Absolutely not. Let’s see who makes a mistake first in this fight.
“It depends on how the game will be going. To be honest, I want to finish him. But I know he is strong and persistent.
“But I really want to know if he can stand on his feet if he happens to take a ‘present’ I have prepared for him. If I get a clean shot at his vital point, we are not sure if he would survive the fight.
I already fought with many heavy hitters. So, I think I can pass through him in this fight, too,” Superlek
“Superlek’s strengths are his right kicks. He kicks so well with his right leg. Superlek is a typical Thai fighter, so his style won’t surprise me because I’ve fought a lot of Thais.
“I will be more comfortable fighting him than Mahmoudi. Elias Mahmoudi would have been a more difficult opponent – he’s taller than me and works in a kickboxing style.
“If I win, my reputation as the “Thai Killer” will be reinforced even more. I’m ready to shock the world. Yes, I think I can beat Superlek because I’m confident in my abilities. I can be a problem for him,” Khalilov
Superlek Kiatmoo9 vs. Tagir Khalilov – Flyweight Muay Thai
Garry Tonon vs. Shamil Gasanov – Featherweight MMA
Amir Aliakbari vs. Dustin Joynson – Heavyweight MMA
Wei Xie vs. Yuya Wakamatsu – Flyweight MMA
Aaron Canarte vs. Akbar Abdullaev – Featherweight MMA
Lara Fernandez vs. Phetjeeja – Atomweight Muay Thai
Walter Goncalves vs. Duoji Banma – Flyweight MMA
Tammi Musumeci vs. Amanda Alequin – Strawweight Submission Grappling
Constantin Rusu vs. Bogdan Shumarov – Lightweight Kickboxing
Where and When:
The event will start at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on July 14th, 2023. Amazon Prime members in the U.S. or Canada can watch it for free right here.