Roberto Soldic’s first ONE Championship assignment has been confirmed for Friday, December 2.
The Croatian sensation will square off against unbeaten Russian Murad Ramazanov in a welterweight MMA clash at ONE on Prime Video 5, which airs live in U.S. primetime.
Soldic inked a deal to compete in ONE Championship back in August after being touted as the hottest free-agent fighter on the planet.
With 14 wins from his last 15 outings, the UFD Gym athlete had claimed welterweight and middleweight gold in KSW – Europe’s biggest MMA organization.
The 27-year-old wins in style, too, boasting 17 knockouts from his 20 career victories.
With a 20-3 record overall, it was clear that “Robocop” would be looking for a challenge in the upper echelon of ONE’s welterweight division, and that’s exactly what he’ll receive.
For his part, Ramazanov owns a perfect 11-0 slate in his promising MMA career, with three straight wins in the ONE Circle.
The Dagestani wrestling specialist secured a TKO stoppage over Bae Myung Ho in his ONE debut and then dominated both Hiroyuki Tetsuka and former ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian Kadestam to mark himself out as a top contender.
The 26-year-old’s grappling will pose some interesting questions to Soldic’s concussive striking, and both men will be tested in every range.
Given their respective hot streaks, an impressive win could put either Soldic or Ramazanov in line for a shot at the ONE Welterweight World Title, which is currently held by Kyrgyz star Kiamrian Abbasov.