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Breda, Netherlands’ Reinier de Ridder to fight Brazil’s Andre Galvao at ‘ONE: X’ in Singapore

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Reinier “The Dutch Knight” de Ridder, 31, of Breda, Netherlands is one of the two Dutch athletes on the fight card of the ONE Championship event “ONE: X“. He is set to fight André Galvão, 39, of São Paulo, Brazil.

There are five Filipino athletes on the “ONE: X” fight card. Three of them are from Baguio City, Philippines namely Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 37, Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang, 29, and Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, 29.

Reinier de Ridder (©ONE Championship)
Reinier de Ridder (©ONE Championship)

“ONE: X” in Singapore

“ONE: X” will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore in three parts on March 26, 2022. On the fight card are 11 mixed martial arts fights, three Muay Thai matches, three kickboxing contests, two submission grappling contests and one hybrid MMA-Muay Thai fight.

One of the matches in the first part, which will start at 1:00 p.m., is a submission grappling between de Ridder and Galvao. They will battle it out in the middleweight division.

The second part will start at 5:00 p.m. The third part, which is the grand finale, will start at 8:00 p.m.

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Reinier de Ridder vs André Galvão

De Ridder is ONE Championship’s reigning champion in both middleweight and light heavyweight divisions. He is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and a black belt in judo.

“ONE: X” marks Galvão’s ONE Championship debut. He is a 4th degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

As an MMA fighter, Galvão competed from 2008 to 2010. Here is a comparison between Kelly and Yamaguchi’s numbers:

REINIER DE RIDDERANDRE GALVAO
age3139
height6’4″5’9″
pro fight debut2013
(MMA)
2005
(grappling)
pro fight record15 wins, 0 loss
(MMA)
160 wins, 29 losses, 1 draw
(grappling)
ONE Championship debut20192022
ONE Championship record6 wins, 0 loss0 win, 0 loss
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