Danial Williams
Danial Williams has been admired by ONE Championship fans because of his action-packed fighting style. ONE Championship


  • Danial Williams is set to return to action at ONE on Prime Video 3 under MMA rules
  • A former ranked strawweight in Jeremy Miado will be his opponent
  • Miado will aim to regain his spot in the ranking against Williams

The main event of ONE on Prime Video 3 is set to feature two of the most hard-hitting bantamweight mixed martial artists on the ONE Championship roster today as newly-minted division kingpin John Lineker goes up against Brazilian compatriot Fabricio Andrade in a grudge match.

With the fight card headlined by two bonafide knockout artists, it calls for a lineup of matches that are capable to build both anticipation and excitement before the main event.

While it was revealed over the weekend that the aforementioned bantamweight championship clash would be joined by two more world title contests and a Grand Prix finals on the marquee, one unannounced bout slated to be one of the affair's curtain-raiser attractions could potentially steal the spotlight from them.

A reliable source within ONE Championship has confirmed to the International Business Times that Danial Williams will be competing under MMA rules once again to battle Filipino fighter Jeremy Miado at ONE on Prime Video 3.

Williams is known for his devil-may-care fighting style, which has drawn the admiration of fans worldwide while striking fear into the hearts of his foes.

"Mini T" first turned heads when he went full three rounds in a war of attrition versus Muay Thai superstar Rodtang Jitmuangnon in April 2021, which served as the final encounter to wrap up ONE Championship's maiden feature presentation on TNT in the United States.

Although Rodtang prevailed over Williams by way of unanimous decision, it still gave a good account of the Thai-born Australian spitfire.

Williams jumped from Muay Thai to MMA in his second outing under the promotion's banner this past February, pulling off the improbable upset at the expense of former ONE strawweight champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke via second-round knockout.

Danial Williams
Danial Williams claimed his first big win in ONE Championship at the expense of a former strawweight world champion in early 2022. ONE Championship

The 29-year-old resident of Perth, Australia then racked two more victories by outpointing Namiki Kawahara via unanimous decision last April before thwarting Zelang Zhaxi with a one-punch knockout three months later.

His highlight-reel performance against Zelang earned him a spot in the ever-shifting strawweight MMA rankings at No. 5 while also being rated in ONE Championship's 56.7-kilogram Muay Thai bracket.

As Williams puts his sights on claiming his fourth consecutive victory this year, his opponent likewise has the same desire heading into their match-up.

Miado, 29, has won his last three assignments in the organization, including his electrifying back-to-back knockout conquests of Miao Li Tao.

Jeremy Miado
Jeremy Miado is currently experiencing a career resurgence under the ONE Championship banner. ONE Championship

"The Jaguar" attained the biggest win of his professional career yet in March, beating Team Lakay's Lito Adiwang by way of injury stoppage.

Adiwang twisted his right knee late into the second stanza of their duel, which saw him fall to the floor in pain. As a result, Miado picked up the victory via technical knockout and forced his way into the Top Five of the strawweight MMA rankings.

However, Gustavo Balart's entry into the elite list last May by virtue of his strong unanimous decision victory over Yosuke Saruta saw Miado get booted off the standings.

Now, Miado will have the opportunity to reclaim the seat he lost a few months ago if he can produce a decisive showing opposite a fellow power-puncher in Williams.

Fans could see an early fireworks display of non-stop MMA action at ONE on Prime Video 3 set for October 22 (October 21 in the United States) at the 16,000-capacity Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as two heavy-handed protagonists will slug it out for the right to be called a ranked strawweight contender.

Nissi Icasiano is a sportswriter, analyst and editor from the Philippines. He started his professional career in 2013. He has also written for various media outlets such as Rappler.com, ABS-CBN, Tiebreaker Times, Philboxing.com, MSN.com, South China Morning Post, The Phnom Penh Post and the International Business Times. In 2017, he started a career as a Combat Sports Analyst for television and radio, appearing on various news shows for ABS-CBN, GMA, TV5, Radyo Singko 92.3 News FM, PTV 4, Business World, Radyo Pilipinas 2 and Bombo Radyo Philippines. He practices boxing at Tiger City Boxing Gym whenever he is not writing.