ONE BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT ADDED TO ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION
BIBIANO FERNANDES TO DEFEND TITLE AGAINST REECE MCLAREN
PLUS: LEANDRO ATAIDES TAKES ON MOHAMED ALI
25 October 2016 – Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced two additional bouts for ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION, which takes place 2 December at the state-of-the-art Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.
15 February 2017 – Bangkok, Thailand: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced additional bouts for ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM. The blockbuster event is set to rock the 12,000-capacity Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, on 11 March. In the main event, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee will defend her title against top contender Jenny Huang of Chinese Taipei.
12 January 2017 – Kuala, Lumpur: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), in partnership with Tune Talk, has just announced additional bouts to complete a spectacular card at ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS. The blockbuster event will feature the absolute best in local and international mixed martial arts talent, accentuating a tremendous main event bout between hometown hero Ev “E.T.” Ting and lightweight veteran Kamal Shalorus.
25 November 2016 – Beijing, China: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced a blockbuster media partnership with StarTimes -- a Beijing-based media group dedicated to promoting Chinese culture to Africa. As an influential system integrator, technology provider and network operator in China’s broadcasting industry, StarTimes provides digital television services and various content to sub-Saharan Africa. On 25 November, ONE Championship held a press conference in Beijing to announce the collaboration. In attendance were Director of ONE Championship Media Rights Roland Lam, Alain “The Panther” Ngalani, James “The Falcon” Kouame, as well as Chinese fighters Li Kai Wen and Ma Jia Wen.
27 September 2016 – Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), held an open workout for fans and media in attendance at the Music Hall at the Mall of Asia in Manila. Athletes in attendance included ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, bantamweight standout Mark “Mugen” Striegl and Team Lakay warriors Eduard Folayang and Joshua Pacio. Accompanying the athletes was ONE Vice President Rich Franklin.
25 January 2017 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its renewal of partnership with the largest mobile prepaid service provider in Malaysia, Tune Talk. Both companies have been closely working together since 2012, bringing Asian mixed martial arts to greater heights.
25 April 2017 – Singapore: Over the past three years, ONE Championship, the largest sports media property in Asian history, has seen incredible growth rates in both television viewership and social media engagement -- a testament to the rapid rise of the promotion in worldwide households and the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) as a whole.
TOURNAMENT FEATURES IBJJF RULES
ELITE DIVISION TO FEATURE SHINYA AOKI, ANGELA LEE, AND MICHELLE NICOLINI
05 August 2016 – Macao, China: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), will be conducting a grappling tournament on Saturday, 13 August in Macao, China. The ONE GRAPPLING CHALLENGE MACAO is set to be held between 10am to 4pm in conjunction w
06 March 2017 – Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its return to Manila on 21 April to hold its tenth event on Philippine shores. The 20,000-capacity SM Mall of Asia Arena will play host to ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY, which promises another evening of world-class mixed martial arts action that fans around the globe should not miss. Headlining the card will be ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the Philippines, who will defend his belt for the first time against Malaysia’s Ev “E.T.” Ting.
04 January 2017 – Bangkok, Thailand: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its return to Bangkok on 11 March for another exciting evening of world-class mixed martial arts action. ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM is set to electrify the Impact Arena once again with the absolute best in local and international mixed martial arts talent. Headlining the fight card is ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee who is set to defend her title against rising star Jenny Huang.
Jordan Mein is the latest fighter to experience a short-lived retirement from MMA competition.
After announcing in August 2015 that he was done with the sport at age 25, Mein (29-10 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is plotting a comeback to competition as soon as possible.
07 September 2016 – Yangon, Myanmar: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), returns to Myanmar for another exciting evening of world-class mixed martial arts action. ONE: STATE OF WARRIORS is set for Friday, 7 October at the state-of-the-art Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon.
Paul ’Semtex’ Daley is keen to take on Michael Venom Page on his terms and at a time of his choosing.
One of the most widely-shared clips on social media that did the rounds at the tail end of last week was Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley pacing menacingly through London’s Wembley Arena after his loss to Rory Macdonald at Bellator 179.
Liberian standout Jerome S. Paye is all geared up for his three-round flyweight encounter with Indonesian prospect Stefer Rahardian on the undercard of ONE: QUEST FOR POWER in Jakarta, Indonesia on 14 January.
Paye made his ONE Championship debut against China’s Li Hao Jie in February 2016, showcasing a well-rounded set of techniques and stifling his opponent with an array of striking combinations. However, he fell short in his bout against his Chinese foe by way of unanimous decision.
MANILA, Philippines - Team Lakay’s Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, one of the most highly-skilled striking specialists in the Philippines, plays in the main card of ONE Championship’s Age of Domination on December 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Eustaquio will test the striking ability of Finnish fighting sensation Toni “Dynamite” Tauru in a three-round bantamweight contest. Tauru, a grappling specialist, has 10 wins on his professional record, 7 of which came from impressive submission.
Eustaquio is not threatened, though. He thinks that Tauru has a weakness that he can exploit with his striking prowess.
After taking a few moments on this past week’s UFC 202 conference call to throw some expletives the way of most of the WWE roster, featherweight champ Conor McGregor clarified his statements.
A tough test awaits Filipino fighter Rabin “The Rock” Catalan as he locks horns with undefeated Thai standout Pongsiri “Punhod” Mitsatit in his second outing as a ONE Championship competitor.
Both men are booked to face each other on the undercard of ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM, which takes place at the 12,000-seater Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, 11 March.
Winning a UFC belt brings a lot of benefits to your career and personal life, but can also attract new "friends" that aren’t really there for you. Rafael dos Anjos lost the UFC lightweight championship to Eddie Alvarez in July, and felt that some of the people around him didn’t really care that much about him.
Tony Ferguson has long clamored for a fight with a top-level opponent who can land him in a title shot. Former champ Rafael dos Anjos wants a chance to win his title back.
CM Punk recently took a leap of faith and made a transition into mixed martial arts. Unfortunately for him, his UFC debut on Saturday night at UFC 203 was a forgettable one, to say the least, when he lost via first round submission against Mickey Gall.
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