08 September 2018 – Shanghai, China: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), returned to the beautiful city of Shanghai with another evening of authentic world-class martial arts action. The Baoshan Arena played host to ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON, showcasing a series of compelling bouts that left fans on the edge of their seats. The blockbuster event culminated with a much-awaited championship clash as China’s Xiong Jing Nan defeated Samara Santos of Brazil to successfully defend her ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship.
From being considered a rising star that could carry the Mexican market for the UFC, to being unceremoniously released from the roster, all in a year? That seems to be the case for Yair Rodriguez, according a report from LA Times’ Lance Pugmire.
The UFC 226 card taking place on July 7th has taken it’s first major blow, as Yancy Medeiros is out of his fight with Mike Perry.
The UFC 226 card taking place on July 7th has taken it’s first major blow, as Yancy Medeiros is out of his welterweight fight with Mike Perry.
The number-one contender to the UFC middleweight title has opened as a large favorite over the current champ.
At this time last week, the UFC’s middleweight division was effectively stalled by a proposed fight between 185-pound champion Michael Bisping and the returning Georges St-Pierre. When GSP tried to delay the fight until November (or later), UFC president Dana White finally stepped in and took St-Pierre’s shot at the title away. Enter Yoel Romero.
In the war of pre-fight banter, Yoel Romero just went nuclear.
Sometimes all it takes for a fighter to become inspired is the right foil. For Anderson Silva it was Chael Sonnen, for Ronda Rousey it was Miesha Tate, for Conor McGregor it’s been just about everyone. And now it seems that Michael Bisping has sparked inspiration in Yoel Romero. The former Olympic silver medalist is tentatively scheduled to be the next title challenger for Bisping’s UFC middleweight title, following his November win over former champ Chris Weidman.
September 2018 – Jakarta, Indonesia: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held a Media Open Workout on September 20 at the Jakarta Muaythai & MMA Gym in Jakarta. Reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito of Japan faced off with challenger Joshua “The Passion” Pacio of the Philippines for the first time ahead of their epic rematch scheduled for the main event of ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES this Saturday, 22 September at the Jakarta Convention Center.
After grotesquely relinquishing his possession of the ONE Strawweight World Championship this past December, Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito has been handed a golden opportunity to win back the gold-plated strap that he once called his and against the only man to ever defeat him.
The 34-year-old native of Matsudo, Japan has been granted a rematch against newly-minted division kingpin Alex “Little Rock” Silva in the main event of ONE: GRIT AND GLORY, which takes place at the Jakarta Convention Center on 12 May.
Tristar Gym head coach Firas Zahabi states his reasons why Georges St-Pierre should fight either Conor McGregor or Michael Bisping.
After four years on the shelf, Georges St-Pierre was finally slated for his UFC return against Michael Bisping in a middleweight title fight. But after only two months since it was announced, the UFC has reportedly decided to scrap the matchup and have Bisping face Yoel Romero, instead.
ONE Championship welterweight contender Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam might have been born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, but he found his second home 5,792 miles away from his birthplace.
With a professional record of nine wins and three losses, Kadestam believes that the well-established mixed martial arts scene in the Philippines played a pivotal role in his career and to where he is presently.
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