One Championship held “Global Rivals” from the 20,000 seat Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines today. The “Funky” one Ben Askren improved his unbeaten record to 15-0 (1 NC) with a hard fought five-round unanimous decision win over Nikolay Aleksakhin (17-4) at a 188-pound catchweight bout. Askren stopped the Russian’s six-fight winning streak and … Read more
ONE FC 13 has wrapped in the Phillippines and it was a solid night of action for Victor Cui and company. The event dubbed “Moment of Truth” featured a rematch between champion Koji Oishi and Honorio Banario for the featherweight title. Oishi knocked out Banario in the first encounter and put a stamp on the feud with a third round TKO in the rematch. A huge knockout ended the co-main event midway through the first round when Kevin Belingon defeated David Aranda Santacana with a huge punch that is highlight reel worthy.
Weigh-ins took place in Manila, Philippines, today for ONE FC: Rise To Power, which takes place at the MOA Arena on May 31. Headliner and current ONE FC featherweight world champion Honorio ‘The Rock’ Banario weighed in at 144.7 lbs and his opponent Koji Oishi weighed in at 144.8 lbs, which means that both men successfully came in under the featherweight limit.
ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), presented by Casino Filipino and in association with Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC), announced three undercard bouts for ONE FC: RISE TO POWER. Up and coming Lowen Tynanes will battle the seasoned Felipe Enomoto while MMA veteran Tim Sylvia is back in action against Tony Johnson and fan favorite Ryan Diaz will take on Russian ace Yusup Saadulaev. All the action takes place live on 31 May from the MOA Arena in Manila, Philippines.
ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) has announced three new bouts for their “Rise to Power” card taking place May 31 from the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila Philippines. Kevin Belingon will battle Masakatsu Ueda in the final of the Bantamweight Grand Prix. Eduard Folayang takes on Kamal Shalorus and fan favorite Phil Baroni faces Japanese KO artist Nobutatsu Suzuki.
This week’s Independent MMA Link Club includes the XFC 23 main event announcement, a new match-up for BAMMA 12, an exclusive interview with Randy Couture as he talks about signing on with Spike TV for the Bellator reality show, a look at potential future match-ups for Jose Aldo, Invicta FC 5 match-ups and new info on an Eric Kelly injury prior to his ONE FC bout with Honorio Banario.