MMA

by Elishah Pangilinan

Sportsmanila covers Mixed Martial Arts in Asia for the first time as its veteran sports photographer Jay Jalbuna chronicles the ONE: Immortal Pursuit kick-off press conference held at Singapore Indoor Stadium on November 24.

Sportsmanila has covered the fights of Manny Pacquiao, the NBA Finals, and other big sports events in North America since 2008.

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22 November 2017 – Singapore: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held the ONE: IMMORTAL PURSUIT Official Kick-Off Press Conference on 22 November at the Simpor Junior Ballroom of Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. In attendance was Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong, as well as athletes Ben Askren, Shinya Aoki, Amir Khan, Adrian Pang, May Ooi and Vy Srey Khouch.

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Filipino standout Richard “Notorious” Corminal does not view himself as someone who possesses any superhuman qualities, but he vows to do something truly exceptional on Friday, 24 November as he makes his second trip to the ONE Championship cage.

Corminal is booked to lock horns with French veteran Arnaud “The Game” Lepont on the undercard of ONE: IMMORTAL PURSUIT, which takes place at the iconic Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore on Friday, 24 November.

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Ben “Funky” Askren isn’t just the reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion, but he is also universally recognized as one of the best welterweights in the entire world.

Askren is highly regarded for his outstanding wrestling background that earned him two NCAA Division I national championship trophies and the privilege to represent the United States at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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Gina “Conviction” Iniong has been a professional martial artist for the greater part of the last seven years as the six-time Philippines national Wushu champion’s extensive experience has brought her from the boxing ring to the Muay Thai circuit and eventually to the ONE Championship cage, where she has chosen to pursue her dreams of becoming a world champion.

Soft-spoken and generally reserved, Iniong admitted that it has been difficult adjusting to the spotlight.

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