Dutch legend Nieky Holzken returns to face Islam Murtazaev at ONE 162

Former four-time GLORY Kickboxing world champion Nieky Holzken is ready to return to the circle for the primary time since ONE’s Tenth-anniversary showcase ONE X in March. At ONE 162 on October 21, Holzken will look to get again within the win column when he faces the returning Islam Murtazaev.

With 94 profession wins to his credit score, ‘The Pure’ is nothing wanting a Dutch icon in fight sports activities. Holzken holds an general file of 4-3 beneath the ONE Championship banner, although it needs to be famous that two of his losses got here towards reigning light-weight kickboxing world champion Regian Eersel.

‘The Immortal’ will look so as to add one other piece of gold to his assortment as he faces Muay Thai striker Sinsamut Klinmee for the inaugural ONE light-weight Muay Thai world title at ONE on Prime Video 3.

Nieky Holzken’s final win contained in the circle got here towards legend John Wayne Parr when the 2 shared the stage at ONE on TNT II in April 2021. In his most up-to-date look, ‘The Pure’ suffered a second-round knockout loss to Klinmee. This can be an particularly essential struggle for Holzken, who might very effectively be preventing for his spot on the ONE Championship roster.

For his opponent, Islam Murtazaev, the objective can be to safe his first win contained in the circle. He made his promotional debut in December 2021 at ONE: Winter Warriors towards the aforementioned Eersel. He fell wanting the upset, dropping the bout through break up resolution.

Nieky Holzken desires rematch with Sinsamut Klinmee following first knockout loss in ONE Championship

Following his second-round knockout loss towards Sinsamut Klinmee at ONE X, Nieky Holzken has been chomping on the bit to get a rematch with the Thai striker.

With each fighters scheduled to compete on October 21, issues might definitely play out in a method {that a} rematch would make sense. First, although, ‘The Pure’ might want to give attention to getting previous powerful Russian challenger Islam Murtazaev.

Following his loss to Klinmee in March, Holzken took to Instagram, leaving a message that he had “one thing to set proper,” implying his objective of working it again with the person at hand him his first knockout loss in ONE.

“Cant wait to struggle @onechampionship. Bought one thing to set proper.”

It didn’t take lengthy for Sinsamut Klinmee to reply, threatening the Dutch star with one other knockout in a possible rematch.

“I feel it received’t be enjoyable [if] you lose [by] KO once more.”

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