Kwon Won Il and Shinechagtga Zoltsetseg will be facing each other at ONE Fight Night 18 at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. The pair is the first of the bouts unveiled by ONE Championship, which will have its first US primetime 2024 event on January 12.
The two both have an impressive track record at ONE, with Kwon currently ranked as ONE’s No. 4 Bantamweight MMA. The South Korean fighter only fought once this year, but his victory over Mark Abelardo of the Philippines in November 2022 gives him a two-fight winning streak. And despite being knocked out by Fabricio Andrade in June 2022, Kwon has had interesting victories in the past that were attained either by KO or TKO.
Those things, nonetheless, don’t mean the bout will be an easy win for Kwon, as Zoltsetseg will be a tough opponent. After two losses in his fights against Ilya Freymanov and Yoshiki Nakahara in June 2023 and April 2021, the Mongolian fighter will be determined to stack another win to the current one he got from his last bout against Chen Rui in September. Zoltsetseg also doesn’t lack the ability to perform KO and TKO, with three of his earlier fight wins attained that way.