ONE 165: Superlek & Takeru Make Weight, Flyweight Title Fight is Set for Tomorrow's Event in Tokyo, Japan

Jan 27, 2024
Tension between Superlek & Takeru. Photo: ONE Championship
The weigh-ins for ONE 165: Superlek vs. Takeru went down today.

No drama this time around – all 22 fighters competing at tomorrow's ONE 165 in Tokyo, Japan had little trouble making the required weight and hydration limit. 


In the main event, Japanese kickboxing star Takeru makes his long-awaited promotional debut against reigning ONE Flyweight Kickboxing champion Superlek

Earlier this month, Rodtang, Takeru's original opponent, announced that he won't be able to compete at the event due to a hand injury he suffered in training.

With both and Elias Mahmoudi on the wayside, it made perfect sense to pit two of the biggest names in striking sports against one another.

The Thai champion has struggled with weight in the past, but with the help of a new nutritionist he was able to comfortably make weight on his first attempt, just like the challenger.

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Marat Grigorian & Sitthichai.

In one of the sport's most prolific rivalries, Sitthichai and Marat Grigorian will meet for the sixth time. Surprisingly this bout wasn't booked at the Featherweight limit, but slightly above at a catchweight of 156.5 lbs. 

The next challenger for Roman Kryklia's throne will be decided as Rade Opacic and Iraj Azizpour clash on the lead card.




Superlek Kiatmoo9 (134.50 lbs, 1.0132) vs. Takeru Segawa (134.75 lbs, 1.0099) – Flyweight Kickboxing Title

Kade Ruotolo (167.75 lbs, 1.0120) vs. Tommy Langaker (169.25 lbs, 1.0210) – Lightweight Grappling Title

Shinya Aoki (166.00 lbs, 1.0009) vs. Sage Northcutt (169.50 lbs, 1.0136) – Lightweight MMA

Yoshihiro Akiyama (187.25 lbs, 1.0070) vs. Nieky Holzken (183.75 lbs, 1.0031) – Catchweight Mix-Rules

Marat Grigorian (155.25 lbs, 1.0027) vs. Sitthichai (155.00 lbs, 1.0124) – Catchweight Kickboxing

Garry Tonon (154.25 lbs, 1.0191) vs. Martin Nguyen (155.00 lbs, 1.0014) – Lightweight MMA

Itsuki Hirata (113.50 lbs, 1.0091) vs. Ayaka Miura (113.50 lbs, 1.0018) – Atomweight MMA


Danny Kingad (134.75 lbs, 1.0044) vs. Yuya Wakamatsu (134.50 lbs, 1.0087) – Flyweight MMA

Rade Opacic (262.25 lbs, 1.0176) vs. Iraj Azizpour (259.50 lbs, 1.0244) – Heavyweight Kickboxing

Bokang Masunyane (124.50 lbs, 1.0031) vs. Keito Yamakita (124.50 lbs, 1.0168) – Strawweight MMA

Hiroba Minowa (124.75 lbs, 1.0014) vs. Gustavo Balart (123.00 lbs, 1.0061) – Strawweight MMA

Hydration values less than or equal to 1.0250 earn a passing mark, while values greater than or equal to 1.0251 earn a failing mark. Athletes who failed weight and hydration tests on Day 1 or Day 2 are given another chance to clear tests on the morning of the event.