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Tang Kai, Thanh Le Set for Rematch; Malykhin Targets 3rd Belt at ONE 166 Qatar

ONE 166: Qatar's Stacked Card with Double Title Unifications and Malykhin’s Record Attempt

Two Title Fights Added to ONE 166 – Qatar

ONE Championship is set to host a blockbuster event in Qatar with two major title fights being added to the card. The featherweight title will be on the line as Tang Kai and Thanh Le face off in a unification bout. This is a rematch from their previous fight in August 2022. On that day Tang emerged as China’s first male MMA World Champion.

Both fighters are known for finishing their fights decisively. As Tang and Le both are holding 26 pounds of gold, they’re finally ready to settle the score in a rematch that has fans anxious with anticipation.

While their first fight went the distance over 25 action-packed minutes, these two featherweights are elite finishers. They’ve achieved that status in arguably the toughest division in MMA. This is a great selection of match-ups being curated for ONE championship’s first event in Qatar.

On the same night, Anatoly Malykhin will attempt to become the first fighter in ONE Championship history to hold titles in three weight classes. Already holding the heavyweight and light heavyweight belts, Malykhin will drop to middleweight to challenge Reinier de Ridder. De Ridder, who suffered his first professional defeat to Malykhin last year, will look to defend his middleweight title and settle the score.

But for Malykhin, history is calling. If he defeats the Dutchman one more time, “Sladkiy” would become the first three-division World Champion in MMA.


But that’s not all, the event is rounded out with another world title fight. Jarred Brooks and Joshua Pacio vie for the strawweight title, ensuring that the championship spirit resonates throughout the night.

As the event draws closer, the anticipation builds. We encourage fans worldwide to mark their calendars and witness the unfolding drama as these warriors put their skills—and hearts—on the line.

Stay tuned to for more news about ONE 166: Qatar.


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