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Featherweight Rivalry Reignites: Tang Kai vs. Thanh Le Set for Epic Title Unification Clash at ONE 166 in Qatar

ONE Championship, the home of some of the most exhilarating fights in combat sports, is gearing up for a showdown that promises to set the arena on fire. Featherweight king Tang Kai is set to square off against interim champion Thanh Le in a title unification bout at ONE 166, taking place in Qatar on March 1.

The clash comes after a gripping initial encounter where Tang Kai emerged victorious, claiming the featherweight throne with a unanimous decision over Le. This upcoming battle marks over a year since their last showdown, adding an extra layer of anticipation and stakes to the rematch.

Tang Kai's reign has been impressive, riding a wave of 10 consecutive victories, including a dominant streak of seven wins within the ONE Championship circle. Unfortunately, injuries kept him away from defending his title, prompting ONE Championship to stage an interim title fight in his absence. Thanh Le seized the opportunity and showcased his skill, securing the interim championship by submitting Ilya Freymanov.

This rematch isn't just about titles; it's a chance for redemption and rewriting history. Le, with a record of 6-1 in ONE Championship, aims to avenge his sole defeat under the promotion against Tang Kai. The stakes are high, and both fighters are undoubtedly primed to leave everything in the ring.

Adding to the already star-studded event, the ONE 166 card features a clash of titans, with middleweight champion Reinier de Ridder defending his belt against the ambitious Anatoly Malykhin, who seeks to etch his name as a three-division champion.

Brace yourselves for an unforgettable night of pure combat sports exhilaration as Tang Kai and Thanh Le prepare to ignite the arena once more with their fierce rivalry.


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