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.
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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.
Hollywood actor Chris Pratt, who has a background in wrestling, was blown away by Michael Page’s performance at Bellator 200.
Former UFC champ B.J. Penn isn’t thinking much about a return to MMA right now, but it could happen down the road.
B.J. Penn isn’t committing to an MMA return — but on the other hand, he’s not officially retired, either.
BJ Penn’s return will take place against a top prospect in the featherweight division.
B.J. Penn will still get the chance to headline a card for his return, but the level of opponent will still be extremely high. Penn will meet top prospect Yair Rodriguez in the main event of a UFC Fight Night show in Phoenix on January 15th.
Here are the Bellator 183 results and highlights from Roy Nelson vs. Javy Ayala and Lorenz Larkin vs. Paul Daley.
The Bellator 183 main card saw Paul Daley pull out his signature left hook to blow the doors off of Lorenz Larkin in the second round of their welterweight meeting. Roy Nelson made his promotional debut by earning a unanimous decision over up and comer Javy Ayala. Click HERE for the results and highlights from earlier in the night.
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.
02 September 2017 – Shanghai, China: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), sent shockwaves throughout the crowd at the 15,000-seater Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China with an exciting evening of world-class martial arts action. ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: SHANGHAI showcased a series of compelling bouts, punctuated by a thrilling headliner that left fans on the edge of their seats. In the main event, Ben “Funky” Askren of the United States retained the ONE Welterweight World Championship, defeating Zebaztian "The Bandit" Kadestam of Sweden.
07 April 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced a blockbuster co-main event bout at ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES. ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren will return to the ONE Championship cage to defend his title against rising young Malaysian star Agilan “Alligator” Thani. ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES is set for 26 May at the Singapore Indoor Stadium and will also feature ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee taking on challenger Istela Nunes of Brazil in the main event.
Flyweight Ben Nguyen just picked up a stunning submission win over Tim Elliott at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt in Auckland, New Zealand.
Ben Nguyen was supposed to fight Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt in Auckland, New Zealand, but Benavidez withdrew due to injury and was replaced by Tim Elliott, who is only a few months removed from a spirited performance against champion Demetrious Johnson. While Benavidez is higher ranked than Elliott, Nguyen still had a big opportunity to get a win over a top-10 ranked opponent, and did he ever make a statement.
Resurgent Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight contender Bethe Correia is back in the win column, thanks to a split decision win over Jessica Eye at the UFC 203 pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.
It looks like we’re down a fight for UFC 227 due the commission pulling Bethe Correia.
The UFC has now also confirmed that the bout will not be taking place.
Reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes may have been born and raised in Brazil, but the ONE Championship titleholder feels deep in his heart that Manila is his home away from home.
Fernandes (19-3) is the promotion’s top bantamweight talent and is one of the best fighters in the world. He will take on Filipino-Australian sensation Reece “Lightning” McLaren (9-3) in the co-main event of ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION which takes place Friday, 2 December at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.
Jakarta, Indonesia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), returned to the Jakarta Convention Center for another evening of world-class mixed martial arts (MMA) action. ONE: QUEST FOR POWER set the tone for what will be an amazing 2017 for ONE Championship with a series of compelling bouts featuring the absolute best in local and international MMA talent. In the main event, ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash retained his title, defeating top contender “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang by unanimous decision after five rounds.
Michael Bisping isn’t setting his retirement in stone, but he does have a plan for it going forward.
UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping isn’t a young man. At 38, with 11 years and 27 fights in the UFC under his belt, it’s natural that he would be looking down the road at hanging up the gloves. And on a recent edition of his podcast Believe You Me, he discussed his current plan for that.
According to Michael Bisping, Daniel Cormier has been calling him out for a fight at light heavyweight.
Michael Bisping is gearing up to defend his middleweight title against Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217, but after that, the Brit could sail off into the sunset and call it a career.
With Conor McGregor avenging his loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 202, there’s talk of the Irishman taking on Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title.
Michael Bisping believes Georges St-Pierre will not defend the middleweight title if he ends up winning it at UFC 217.
For the first time in his career, Georges St-Pierre will be moving up in weight to fight for the UFC middleweight title. What is not commonly addressed, however, are his next plans if he does end up winning a second world title.
B.J. Penn’s comeback has had another setback.
Just under two weeks out from his UFC Manila main event vs. Ricardo Lamas, Penn has withdrawn from the October 15th card due to an undisclosed injury. MMAjunkie broke the news on Tuesday.
BJ Penn is not giving up just yet.
The UFC is currently targeting Penn vs. Ricardo Lamas as the main event of UFN Fight Night 97, which is scheduled to take place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philipines on Oct. 15. The fight would take place in the featherweight division.
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