Luis ‘Sapo’ Santos vs. Rafael ‘The Machine’ Silva headlines ONE: Tribe of Warriors on Feb. 20

ONE Championship will return to Jakarta, Indonesia with ONE: TRIBE OF WARRIORS on Feb. 20 from the Istora Senayan. Welterweight contender Luis “Sapo” Santos will face Rafael “The Machine” Silva in the main event. Also, Dutch MMA vet Vincent “Magnivincent” Latoel takes on Japan’s Kotetsu “No Face” Boku, and Mario Satya Wirawan faces Yohan Mulia Legowo … Read more

ONE Championship fighters will now compete at ‘walking-weight’ in revolutionary MMA weigh-in program

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

Brandon Vera vs. Chi Lewis-Parry to compete for inaugural ONE Championship Heavyweight Title in December

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

EXCLUSIVE: Luis ‘Sapo’ Santos talks upcoming title rematch versus Ben Askren

Thirty-five-year-old Luis “Sapo” Santos (61-9-1, 1 NC) will get another shot at Ben Askren‘s (14-0, 1 NC) welterweight title on Nov. 13 at ONE Championship 34 in Singapore. Their first fight ended in a No Contest in April after Santos took a finger to the eye just 2:19 into the first round and was unable to continue. … Read more

Ben Askren vs. Luis Santos rematch headlines ‘ONE: Pride of Lions’ in November

Luis “Sapo” Santos (61-9-1, 1 NC) will get his shot at the ONE Championship welterweight title once again when he faces 170-pound champ Ben Askren (14-0, 1 NC) in a rematch on Nov. 13 in Singapore. The 35-wins-by-knockout veteran had finished seven straight opponents leading up to his first fight with Askren in April when … Read more

UFC’s message to fighters: Joining a union ‘could change everything’

Former UFC fighter currently signed to ONE Championship Brandon Vera has posted what appears to be a leaked email to his Facebook page from the UFC encouraging their fighters to reject unionization attempts by the Teamsters Union and Culinary Workers Union 226. Both unions recently announced a collaborative effort to organize UFC fighters. Companies encouraging … Read more

ONE: Valor of Champions full results; Askren retains title against veteran Santos due to No Contest

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