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Iran Diaz to challenge Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in October

The fight headlines a mixed-sport ONE FC card

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai v Roman Gonzalez Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images
Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai appears to have an opponent for his October 6th debut under the ONE FC banner: Mexico’s Iran Diaz, whose trainer broke the news to ESPN Deportes last night. “MagnifiKO” is ranked #13 at super flyweight by the WBC and will be making his second appearance outside of Mexico.

Diaz (14-2-3, 6 KO) came up short in his two biggest fights to date, suffering knockout losses to Juan Hernandez Navarrete and Nordine Oubaali, but his current four-fight unbeaten streak includes decisions over Luis Concepcion and “Tyson” Marquez. Though both of those guys are well past their sell-by dates, the wins are enough to spare Diaz the “tune-up” designation.

The Bangkok card, titled “ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES.” will feature MMA and Muay Thai matches before the main event. These shows tend to be well-paced and plenty entertaining, even the mismatches, so it’s worth tuning in before Sor Rungvisai goes to work.

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