ONE: Inside The Matrix Pre-Fight Videos
ONE: Inside The Matrix goes down on Friday night at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The stacked card features six mixed martial arts bouts, four of which will be title fights. In the evening’s main event, two division champion Aung La Nsang is set to defend his middleweight title against the undefeated Reinier de Ridder.
Also defending their ONE Championship titles in Singapore will be Christian Lee defending his lightweight belt against the unbeaten Iuri Lapicus, Martin Nguyen defending his featherweight strap against Thanh Le, and Xiong Jingnan defending her strawweight title in a rematch against Tiffany Teo.
Final Weigh-in And Hydration Test Results:
ONE Middleweight World Championship (84.0 KG – 93.0 KG)
Aung La Nsang (92.7 KG, 1.0112) vs Reinier de Ridder (92.65 KG, 1.0044)
ONE Lightweight World Championship (70.4 KG – 77.1 KG)
Christian Lee (75.7 KG, 1.0005) vs Iuri Lapicus (77.1 KG, 1.0248)
ONE Featherweight World Championship (65.9 KG – 70.3 KG)
Martin Nguyen (70.25 KG, 1.0061) vs Thanh Le (69.55 KG, 1.0049)
ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship (52.3 KG – 56.7 KG)
Xiong Jingnan (56.25 KG, 1.0014) vs Tiffany Teo (56.6 KG, 1.0168)
Mixed Martial Arts – Lightweight (70.4 KG – 77.1 KG)
Antonio Caruso (76.2 KG, 1.0061) vs Eduard Folayang (76.5 KG, 1.0087)
Mixed Martial Arts – Atomweight (47.7 KG – 52.2 KG)
Ritu Phogat (52.05 KG, 1.0183) vs Nou Srey Pov (52.0 KG, 1.0103)
* Hydration values less than or equal to 1.0250 earn a passing mark, while values greater than or equal to 1.0251 earn a failing mark. Athletes who failed weight and hydration tests on Day 1 or Day 2 are given another chance to clear tests on the morning of the event.
Below, you can find our exclusive pre-fight interviews, virtual media day recordings, the official promo, and the face offs.
ONE: Inside The Matrix Pre-Fight Interviews
“He said I won’t last ten seconds with him on the ground,” said Aung La. “I don’t get why he would make a comment like that. He’s confident in what he has so that’s great. I want to fight somebody that’s confident and I want to fight somebody that comes out there to fight. I train with world champions in jiu-jitsu as well. They don’t submit me in ten seconds. I’ll be fine on the ground. I’ll be fine anywhere with him.”
Reinier De Ridder:
“I had an amazing camp, seven weeks of very hard work,” de Ridder stated. “I feel in great shape, and ready to kick some ass. … I’m very excited to show you guys, I think I know what’s going to happen, but now it’s up to me to show you.”
“When it comes to my next opponent, he’s willing to take food from their mouths,” Nguyen said. “That’s how I see it. And I don’t like that, and I’m going to do something about that. Thanh Le is that next guy and this is what’s going to happen to him.”
“I think this makes for a really, really crazy fight,” Le said. “An exciting fight. I think it’s going to be fireworks. And I don’t think it’s going to a decision. Somebody’s going to sleep. Our goal is to make it him and not us.”
“It’s very important for me,” said Folayang. “Every fight for me is very important. Antonio is an upcoming fighter. I don’t want to be a gatekeeper. I want to showcase my abilities on why I have been able to become a world champion. So I think this fight will be an interesting matchup.”
“It’s gonna be a war,” said Caruso. “I’m a warrior, he’s a warrior. There’s one thing that we love and that’s war. So you tune in October 30th, me and Eduard, we’re gonna throw down. I can’t promise what’s gonna happen. But it’s gonna be a war and an epic fight.”
Team Lakay Head Coach Mark Sangiao:
“Antonio Caruso is a BJJ athlete so we know what is his strong side.” Sangiao said. “He’ll be giving Eduard pressure on his advantaged side. But Eduard’s prepared for this. We have a good plan. Hopefully, Eduard can execute this game plan perfectly, so that he will be back on track. And he can regain the lightweight championship belt. And we are in Singapore, this is where he claimed his first belt before.”
ONE: Inside The Matrix Virtual Media Day
Aung La Nsang:
Official ONE: Inside The Matrix Promo
ONE: Inside The Matrix Face Offs
ONE: Inside The Matrix gets underway at 8.30pm local time, and will be shown by all of ONE’s broadcast partners. As well as on the ONE Super App.