Final Combating Championship (UFC) isn’t the one promotion having to take care of plenty of final minute modifications today.
On Weds., April 7, 2021, ONE Championship makes its debut on TNT with a reasonably spectacular card, that includes former UFC champs Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez. “Iron Chin” Rodtang Jitmuangnon is being featured in a particular Muay Thai Catchweight bout. And likewise on the cardboard: Oumar “Reug Reug” Kane, a Senegalese wrestling champion whose two combined martial arts (MMA) fights up to now have been fairly wild maulings.
“Reug Reug” was initially set to combat Medhi Barghi earlier than “well being and security protocols” took Barghi off the cardboard. We’re assuming that is what ONE calls COVID-19 protocols? Additionally off the cardboard for a similar given motive is Rade Opacic, who was set to compete in a kickboxing bout with Patrick Schmid.
With a lot driving on these new TNT exhibits, ONE did what it may to maintain “Reug Reug” on the cardboard. So now Schmid will go from a Heavyweight kickboxing bout to full MMA combat towards Kane.
Kane is hoping to maneuver to 3-0 in his new sport of MMA following first spherical stoppages towards Alain Ngalani and Sofiane Boukichou. That is Schmid’s first MMA combat, however he does have greater than a decade of fight sports activities beneath his belt with Ok-1 and Superkombat kickboxing expertise.
We’re truthfully simply glad ONE managed to maintain “Reug Reug” combating on Wednesday. Their bout kicks off the ONE on TNT lead card, which is about for 8:30 p.m. ET.