ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian Kadestam is set to defend his title for the first time against Georgy Kichigan inside the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium, Myanmar on March 8.

This marks the first time he will fend off a challenger from his precious crown after claiming it in ONE: Warrior’s Dream when Zebaztian knocked out Tyler McGuire with a thunderous punch.

The “Bandit” faces a very dangerous challenger from Kazakhstan who currently sails in a 13-win fight streak dating back to 2015 and has never tasted a setback since 2014.

Kichigan, known as the “Knight”, brags an impressive professional mixed martial arts record of 19 wins and 6 defeats with most of his victories coming off submissions.

Meanwhile, two Filipinos is going to see action as well in the night as Catalan Fighting Systems fighters Jomary Torres and Rene Catalan returns inside the ONE cage.

Torres, who is coming off a tough back-to-back losses courtesy of Priscilla Gaol and Mei Yamaguchi, will look to bounce back against ONE new-comer Lin Heqin from China.

A chance to contend for the division’s king will be on the line when Rene Catalan meets former champion Yoshitaka Naito in a strawweight meeting.

Catalan holds a 5-win 2-loss card who also ride all of his wins as straight triumphs, while Naito wants to climb his way back atop the weight class after surrendering the belt to another Filipino fighter, Joshua Pacio.

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