Senegalese wrestling sensation, Oumar “Reug Reug” Kane (1-0) is on his way to ONE Championship.
It was initially reported in late December that Reug Reug had signed with the Singapore-based promotion. For his likely debut, he was expected to face off with BJJ wizard, Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida.
As of Monday, South China Morning Post’s Nick Atkin reported that instead, the heavyweight prospect will be welcomed by the 4-5 (1 NC) Alain Ngalani. The bout is expected to take place at ONE’s first event of 2021 on Jan. 29 — it’s ONE: Unbreakable II.
Cameroon’s Ngalani, 45, has spent the entirety of his MMA career competing under the ONE banner. His biggest opportunity to date came in 2017 opposite the eventual reigning middleweight and light heavyweight king, Aung La N Sang.
More recently, Ngalani has been linked to a potential matchup with former UFC champion Vitor Belfort. “The Phenom” signed with the organization in March 2019 and has yet to make his debut.
In the case of Reug Reug, 28, he burst onto the scene in 2019 when he made his professional debut for Ares Fighting Championship. Welcoming him to the sport in December of that year would be the 6-3 Sofiane Boukichou. Ultimately, Reug Reug lived up to expectations for his rookie outing as he earned a second-round TKO.