If you are prepared to get up bright and early on Friday morning, you will be able to watch another big MMA event. What we are talking about is the ONE Championship: Battleground event, which will start at 8:30 AM on Friday morning. It is a bit of a unique main card in that we have 6 fights ready to go, the headliner of which is a Muay Thai title fight. There is a lot of ground to cover with this event, let’s get right to it by previewing the main card so you can get all set to bet against their ONE Championship odds.
ONE Championship: Battleground I | MMA Betting Analysis
Victoria Lee Vs Luping Wang
We get this event rolling with a women’s strawweight bout that showcases a pair of fighters in the early stages of their pro careers. Lee has only had one pro fight to this point, but it was an impressive win via a second-round submission. Wang started her time as a pro with back-to-back losses, but she has bounced back nicely to deliver 3 straight wins, all of which went the distance. I think this bout goes the full 3 rounds, with Lee getting the win.
Rui Chen Vs Jeremy Pacatiw
Next up is a Featherweight bout between two fighters who appear to be very evenly matched and who are just 3 ranking levels apart in the Asia Southeast region. Chen is 9-2 overall, but he is going through a bit of a rough patch, with his 2 losses coming in his last 4 fights, including one in his last outing. Pacatiw is 10-4, and while he took a loss recently, he has still won 4 of his last 5 fights. I think this one goes the distance, with Chen getting the win.
Ritu Phogat Vs Heqin Lin
It’s another Strawweight bout between a pair of very good fighters that is next on the main card. Phogat saw her pro career get off to a fast start, as she came out and won each of her first 4 fights. That, though, was followed by a loss last time out that she will be looking to bounce back from. Lin, on the other hand is on fire, sitting at 14-2 while on an 11-fight win streak. It’s hard to bet against Lin here, although she may need to go the distance.
Ryuto Sawada Vs Gustavo Balart
It is the Flyweights squaring off next, with both of these fighters desperate to get back to winning ways. Sawada is coming off a loss in his last fight and has now lost 2 of his last 4 to see his career record fall to 14-6-1. Things are even worse for Balart, as he is on a 3-fight losing skid, although he did go the distance in 2 of those fights. I think he may end up going all the way again in this one, but I also think it will be another loss.
Aung La N Sang Vs Leandro Ataides
We have a couple of big men entering the octagon for a Light Heavyweight bout that serves as the co-main event of the night. Sang is making the move down from heavyweight for this fight in hopes of snapping a 2-fight losing skid. Ataides has not done a lot of fighting in recent years and is returning after a close to 18-month layoff. I think that hurts him, so I am taking Sang to get the KO win.
Sam-A Gaiyanghadao Vs Prjanchai Saenchai
The final fight of the night sees Gaiyanghadao defend his Flyweight title in a Muay Thai bout against Prjanchai Saenchai. The champ has won 4 in a row, although only 3 of those were Muay Thai bouts, while Saenchai also has 4 straight wins, with 3 of those coming in boxing bouts. I am going to need to stick with the champion in this one.