The Philippines has produced many notable boxers throughout the years, including Francisco “Pancho Villa” Guilledo, Gabriel "Flash" Elorde and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
Although the country has become a breeding ground of world-class boxers, it is quickly carving a niche in other combat sports, particularly in mixed martial arts (MMA).
EDUARD FOLAYANG TO DEFEND ONE LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST MARTIN NGUYEN
ADRIANO MORAES TO DEFEND ONE FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST DANNY KINGAD
The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced additional bouts for ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD, set for 10 November at the state-of-the-art Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.
05 July 2017 – Surabaya, Indonesia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced additional bouts for ONE: CONQUEST OF KINGS. The inaugural event in Surabaya is set to take place on 29 July, at the GOR Kertajaya Arena. In the main event, reigning champion Kairat Akhmetov will face interim titleholder Adriano Moraes to crown the undisputed ONE Flyweight World Champion.
Although he is embarking on an impressive four-bout winning streak, which includes unifying and defending the ONE Flyweight World Championship, Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes prepares for what he perceives as the most difficult title defense of his second reign as the division’s kingpin.
Even though Roy Doliguez seems to have the upper hand in the striking department, Brazilian combatant Alex “Little Rock” Silva has no qualms when it comes to trading kicks and punches with the Filipino fighter.
Silva is slated to face Doliguez on the undercard of ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS, which takes place at the 12,000-capacity Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 10 February.
For ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee, it was a miracle to even make it back to the cage to defend her coveted title.
After miraculously surviving a harrowing car accident last November, the emotional Singaporean felt blessed to even be sharing the cage with Japanese challenger Mei “V.V.” Yamaguchi for a second time.
BEN ASKREN TAKES ON AGILAN THANI IN CO-MAIN EVENT OF ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES
ADDITIONAL BOUTS CONFIRMED FOR 26 MAY IN SINGAPORE
17 April 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has announced its return to the Singapore Indoor Stadium with a spectacular card scheduled for Friday, 26 May.
The dazzling rise of Asian mixed martial arts superstar Angela “Unstoppable” Lee continued last Friday, May 26 when she staked her ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship title against Brazilian contender Istela Nunes in the main event of ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES.
In front of a roaring Singapore Indoor Stadium, the atmosphere was electrifying as confetti rained down on Lee following her victory, marking the second-straight successful defense of her coveted gold-plated strap.
PLUS: SAM-A GAIYANGHADAO COPS ONE SUPER SERIES MUAY THAI FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH KO OF SERGIO WIELZEN
ALSO: MARTIN NGUYEN EDGES CHRISTIAN LEE BY SPLIT DECISION TO RETAIN ONE FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
16 March 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the blockbuster main event for ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES which takes place 26 May at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, fresh off a successful first title defense in her last bout, will put her title on the line once again when she returns to Singapore to take on Istela Nunes of Parana, Brazil.
As part of ONE Championship’s burgeoning roster of world-class athletes, mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Angela “Unstoppable” Lee is one of the promotion’s most outstanding fighters regardless of gender or weight class.
Her beautiful combination of solid striking and grappling skills has proven to be a potent formula for success as she remains unbeaten in her MMA stint with an immaculate 6-0 record.
MMA superstar Ben “Funky” Askren is set to make his much-awaited return to the ONE Championship cage on 26 May as he stakes his undefeated record and the coveted ONE Welterweight World Championship title against fellow unbeaten fighter Agilan “The Alligator” Thani of Malaysia.
Both men are scheduled to collide in the co-headliner of ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES, which takes place at the 12,000-seater Singapore Indoor Stadium.
BEN “Funky” Askren, the undefeated ONE Welterweight World Champion expects a quick victory when he defends his crown against unbeaten Malaysian challenger Agilan “The Alligator” Thani in the co-main event of ONE: Dynasty of Heroes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
While Thani is excited for the opportunity, the champ expects that joyous feeling to fade for the Malaysian once the cage door closes.
Yangon, Myanmar--Reigning ONE Middleweight World Champion “The Burmese Python” will defend his title against Mohammad Karaki in the main event of ONE: PURSUIT OF GREATNESS, set for Oct. 26, at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.
02 October 2017 – Yangon, Myanmar: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the complete bout card for ONE: HERO’S DREAM, set for the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium on 3 November. In the main event, ONE Middleweight World Champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang of Myanmar will take on Muay Thai heavyweight world champion Alain “The Panther” Ngalani of Hong Kong in an open weight contest. The ONE Middleweight World Championship will not be on the line.
PLUS: PHOE THAW SCORES HARD-EARNED SPLIT DECISION OVER SAW BA OO
ALSO: MA HAO BIN SUBMITS EUGENE TOQUERO AT THE END OF ROUND ONE
Yangon, Myanmar: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), once again electrified the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium with another blockbuster evening of authentic martial arts. ONE: HERO’S DREAM showcased the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent competing inside the ONE Championship cage. In the main event, reigning ONE Middleweight World Champion and Myanmar’s favorite son, “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang defeated Alain “The Panther” Ngalani to emerge victorious in the evening’s Open Weight Super-Bout.
Baguio City, Philippines: The city government of Baguio organized a vibrant parade for the 109th annual Baguio City Day last Saturday, 1 September, to celebrate the town’s feat as the first Philippine city to make it to the prestigious global creative circle and highlight Baguio City's outstanding personalities, including the members of the legendary martial arts group Team Lakay.
After winning his year-end bout this past November, former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario had an opportunity to check off an item on his bucket list.
Highly-decorated Muay Thai practitioner “The Funky Drummer” Fabrice Fairtex Delannon is regarded as one of the best to come out of France.
The 36-year old French-Guianese striker has won world championships in two weight divisions, as well as a former Gold and Silver Belt titleholder and a three-time MAX Muay Thai World Champion.
With a 55-10 professional record to go with all those accolades, it is safe to say that Delannon is a master in his chosen craft.
ONE Championship welterweight champion Ben Askren will be fighting his last fight against Shinya Aoki this November.
After eight years as a professional mixed martial artist, undefeated ONE Championship welterweight titleholder Ben Askren will be hanging up his gloves for good to assume a new role with the company. For the former Bellator MMA champion’s retirement fight, he is slated to face grappling whiz Shinya Aoki.
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