ONE Championship has introduced a new weigh-in program that will hopefully be safer for the fighters and also help prevent what happened with the recent Luis Santos situation. Fighters are no longer allowed to cut weight by dehydration and will now compete at their “walking-weight”. The news comes via ONE Championship press release: 23 December … Read more
Rizin Fighting Federation has announced four additional bouts for their New Year’s Eve World Grand Prix 2015 card scheduled for Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on Dec. 29th (Tuesday) and 31st (Thursday). The main attraction on Rizin’s debut card will be the return of Pride legend Fedor Emelianenko who will compete against an opponent still … Read more
ONE Championship has announced a showdown between UFC vet Brandon “The Truth” Vera (13-7) and unbeaten Chi “Chopper” Lewis-Parry (6-0) of England for the inaugural ONE Heavyweight Title. The championship bout will headline ONE: Spirit of Champions on Dec. 11, 2015, from the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. Vera made an impressive ONE … Read more
I’ve been looking forward to this ONE main event at “Valor of Champions”. I’ve been singing the praises of Luis “Sapo” Santos (61-9-1) for a couple years now since I saw him fight in XFC and finishing everyone he faced in devastating fashion. I thought he belonged on the big stage, or at least in … Read more
Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), has added three bouts to ONE FC: BATTLE OF LIONS. The event is set to take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 7 November. Top featherweights Cary Bullos and Major Overall will face off, while Amir Khan and … Read more
Filipino boxing phenom Manny Pacquiao has officially entered the MMA business after purchasing a stake in Asian MMA promotion ONE FC. Yahoo’s Kevin Iole brings the story: Manny Pacquiao won’t be stepping into the cage any time soon, but he now has a connection to mixed martial arts after purchasing an undisclosed number of shares … Read more
January 18, 2014 – ROAD Fighting Championship held ROAD FC – KOREA 001, the first of a series of monthly league events at the Grand Hilton Convention Centre in Seoul, South Korea today. The six matches held under the Young Guns 10 banner showed the exciting future of Korean MMA fighters, as half of the … Read more
PRIDE, DREAM, and ONE FC veteran Tatsuya Kawajiri is expected to make his UFC debut in January, when the organization hosts its first Asian event outside of China or Japan. The January 4th card is set to take place in Singapore, and will be headlined by a welterweight match up between Jake Ellenberger and Tarec Saffiedine.
ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), Asia’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) organization with a 90% market share, presented by Tune Talk, has added four fights to the blockbuster Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia card set to take place on 15 November at the iconic Stadium Putra, the Malaysian National Featherweight Champion will be crowned when Melvin Yeoh meets AJ … Read more
In preparation for his last fight at Legend 11, “Hungry” Yang Hae Jun prepared himself for Sam Brown’s notorious knockout power. Yang’s strategy against Brown was to unpredictably mix wrestling and striking, and rely on his ground-and-pound to do damage and score points.