ONE Championship's November lineup? Open-weight fight, champ-vs.champ, retirement title bout

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By all measures, November could be the biggest month for ONE Championship, which boasts a handful of can’t-miss fights.

The Asian promotion recently released the above trailer to highlight the November slate of events and fights.

Here’s what’s on tap for the shows, all of which stream as online pay-per-views in North America:

Nov. 3 – “ONE Championship 63: Hero’s Dream” at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar

In the headliner, which is billed as “the world champion vs. the giant,” middleweight titleholder Aung La N Sang (20-10) takes on muay Thai heavyweight champion Alain Ngalani (3-3), who recently scored an 11-second win at ONE Championship 61.

Nov. 10 – “ONE Championship 64: Legends of the World” at Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines

The headliner is a champion-vs.-champion bout as lightweight titleholder Eduard Folayang (18-5) takes on featherweight champ Martin Nguyen (9-1). Folayang’s lightweight belt is on the line.

Nov. 24 – “ONE Championship 65: Immortal Pursuit” at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore

This card features two big title fights. In the headliner, women’s atomweight champion Angela Lee (8-0) rematches Mei Yamaguchi (16-10-1), who’s the only fighter to take the champ the distance. And in the co-headliner, 170-pound champ Ben Askren (17-0), who’s No. 6 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA welterweight rankings, fights for the final time when he takes on big-show vet and Japanese notable Shinya Aoki (39-7) in his retirement fight.

For more on ONE Championship 63, ONE Championship 64 and ONE Championship 65, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Titleholder vs. titleholder fight set for ONE Championship 64 on Nov. 10

It’ll be champion vs. champion in a November headliner at ONE Championship 64.

Officials today announced a fight between lightweight titleholder Eduard Folayang (18-5) and featherweight champ Martin Nguyen (9-1).

The bout will be contested at 155 pounds, with Folayang’s belt on the line. It’s the first cross-division champion-vs.-champion fight in ONE Championship history.

“ONE Championship 64: Legends of the World” takes place Nov. 10 at Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines, and it streams as an online pay-per-view in North America.

Folayang, a 32-year-old Filipino fighter, will be the clear crowd favorite as he looks for his fight straight win and second straight title defense. The former URCC champion and longtime ONE Championship fighter scored a TKO victory over Shinya Aoki to pick up the ONE Championship belt in 2016, and he then posted a successful title defense in April with a grueling decision victory over Ev Ting.

He takes on Nguyen, a 28-year-old Australian fighter who claimed his featherweight belt with a second-round knockout of Marat Gafurov in August. It marked his fifth straight win, all of which came via stoppage. In fact, in nine career wins, he has nine stoppages, including six knockouts and three submissions.

Additional ONE Championship 64 bouts will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more on ONE Championship 64, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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