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On Friday, 22 April, ONE 156: Eersel vs. Sadikovic will be broadcast live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium

According to, the 15-fight show feature pair of all-striking World Title showdowns, a pivotal MMA World Title eliminator, a unique submission grappling match, and much more.

In the headline affair, ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Champion Regian Eersel defends his gold – and his 18-bout winning streak – against German challenger Arian Sadikovic.

And in the co-main event, Filipino-American star Jackie Buntan faces 17-year-old phenom Smilla Sundell for the inaugural ONE Women’s Strawweight Muay Thai World Championship.

Date: Friday, 22nd April
Location: Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore

Who is on the card?

  • Regian Eersel vs. Arian Sadikovic
  • Smilla Sundell vs. Jackie Buntan
  • Bokang Masunyane vs. Jarred Brooks
  • Liam Harrison vs. Muangthai PK.Saenchai
  • Chen Rui vs. Song Min Jong
  • Namiki Kawahara vs. Danial Williams
  • Yosuke Saruta vs. Gustavo Balart
  • Andrei Stoica vs. Giannis Stofordis
  • Anissa Meksen vs. Marie Ruumet
  • Windson Ramos vs. Woo Sung Hoon
  • Ayaka Miura vs. Dayane Souza
  • Abraao Amorim vs. Dae Sung Park
  • Agilan Thani vs. Jin Tae Ho
  • Masakazu Imanari vs. Mikey Musumeci
  • Keanu Subba vs. James Yang

Main card: 5am ET/2am PT

[ Modified: Thursday, 21 April 2022, 10:41 PM ]
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by Katrina Belcher - Thursday, 14 April 2022, 1:56 AM
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Fortunately, Referee Wiekus Swart handled himself well. He was relieved from working the rest of the fight, and we're still waiting for word on how he's doing. We wish him a full recovery. And wow!


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Lima MacFarlane

For Immediate Release:
February 10, 2020

LOS ANGELES – Bellator is proud to announce that welterweight champion Douglas Lima (32-7) and flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (11-0) will continue to compete inside the Bellator cage after signing exclusive multi-year, multi-fight extensions to remain with the ViacomCBS-owned promotion.

"Both Douglas Lima and Ilima-Lei Macfarlane continue to prove they are two of the most dominant fighters on the Bellator roster,” said Bellator President Scott Coker. "They made their Bellator debuts very early on in their careers, have climbed to the top of their respective divisions and have come to represent what this promotion is all about. As champions, both have taken on all challenges and have succeeded in every opportunity. I look forward to watching them continue their careers with us.”

Hailing from Goiania, Brazil and now fighting out of Atlanta, Georgia, the 32-year-old Lima most recently handled Rory MacDonald in a rematch – a Welterweight World Grand Prix final matchup that saw Lima leave as a world champion with a one-million-dollar prize. Since making his promotional debut in 2011, “The Phenom” has earned 14 victories, including a trio of world titles and 10 finishes, making the American Top Team-product one of the most dominant fighters in the 170-pound division. With 26 of his 32 career victories coming by way of knockout or submission, including consecutive dominant finishes over Andrey Koreshkov and Michael “Venom” Page” in the first two rounds of the World Grand Prix tournament, Lima has recently made it clear that he now has title aspirations at middleweight.


Born and raised in Honolulu, the inaugural Bellator flyweight champ Macfarlane made her pro debut in 2015 with a KO victory that went viral and has not looked back since, while remaining undefeated in her career. With impressive victories over Valerie Letourneau and Veta Arteaga, Macfarlane was the focal point of Bellator’s debut in Hawaii last year and returned to Hawaii with a submission win over Kate Jackson this past December. A proud graduate of Honolulu’s Punahou High School in 2009, Macfarlane later attended San Diego State University, where she would go on to earn her Master’s degree in liberal arts and science with a focus on indigenous issues – a subject she remains passionate about, recently launching “The Ilimanator Scholarship” for indigenous girls. 

Re-live Ilima-Lei’s most recent championship victory here.

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[ Modified: Thursday, 14 April 2022, 1:50 AM ]