Lightweight title eliminator headlines ONE Championship 66 in Thailand

A lightweight title challenger and No. 1 contender will be crowned at “ONE Championship 66: Warriors of the World.”

Officials today announced a fight between Shannon Wiratchai (8-1) and Rasul Yakhyaev (10-6).

ONE Championship 66 takes place Dec. 9 at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, and the event streams as an online pay-per-view in North America.

Wiratchai, a 28-year-old Thai fighter, has won six straight fights – all under the ONE Championship banner. Most recently, he used a knee to knock out Rajinder Singh Meena in just 29 seconds. It was his third straight knockout victory and his fourth consecutive stoppage win.

He meets Yakhyaev, a 26-year-old Chechen fighter who returns to ONE Championship for the first time since 2015. The ABC vet is currently stuck in a three-fight losing skid.

Other fighters were announced for the card, though their opponents weren’t revealed: Thai atomweight Rika Ishige (2-1), former strawweight champ Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (8-2), strawweight Kritsada Kongsrichai (5-3) and lightweight Sagetdao Petpayathai (2-0).

The latest ONE Championship 66 card includes:

  • Shannon Wiratchai vs. Rasul Yakhyaev
  • Rika Ishige vs. TBA
  • Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke vs. TBA
  • Kritsada Kongsrichai vs. TBA
  • Sagetdao Petpayathai vs. TBA

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Source: MMA Junkie