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.
As ONE Championship continues cement their place as the premier martial arts organization in the world, more and more talents are taking notice and directing their career paths to the promotion.
Aside from an already-elite talent pool of mixed martial artists headlined by worldwide stars such as reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera and current ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, ONE Championship continues to beef up the ONE Super Series roster of world-class martial artists.
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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.
At this stage in his career, Team Lakay veteran Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly knows no fear, especially when it comes to facing the biggest and baddest featherweights in ONE Championship.
At ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON, set for Saturday, 8 September at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China, Kelly will take on yet another top-tier talent in former ONE World Title challenger Christian “The Warrior” Lee of Evolve MMA.
For martial artists, hard work isn’t defined by just one night of action. There is an incredible amount of effort that goes into each victory. Hours of time spent in the gym, honing the skills that are necessary at the highest level is a gargantuan task.
While martial arts is certainly a one-on-one spectacle, the importance of teamwork cannot be overstated.
Since its debut back in April, ONE Super Series has become widely successful, providing fans the most exciting martial arts action from some of the world’s premier martial artists.
Bannered by Muay Thai and kickboxing icons such as Giorgio Petrosyan, Nong-O Gaiyanghadao and reigning ONE Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion Kai Ting Chuang just to name a few, ONE Championship has done a masterful job of bringing in the cream of the crop from the combat sports world.
From fearless strikers to elite submission grapplers, Japan has provided the forever-expanding world of mixed martial arts with a long list of extraordinary athletes with the likes of Caol Uno, Hayato Sakurai, Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto, Takanori “Fireball Kid” Gomi and Kazushi Sakuraba.
Knowing the relevance of Japanese combatants in the sport, ONE Championship houses the best and brightest competitors from “The Land of the Rising Sun” as they form an integral part of the roster, with exciting prizefighters such as Koji Ando and Kotetsu Boku, as well as the legendary Shinya Aoki and ONE Strawweight World Champion Yoshitaka Naito.
Indonesian standout Stefer Rahardian is in the mood to get back on the winning track in his homeland at ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES on 22 September.
After achieving a remarkable nine-bout undefeated streak to start his professional mixed martial arts career, Rahardian went the distance with Rene “The Challenger” Catalan of the Philippines this past July, yielding to the multi-titled Wushu practitioner.