Asia’s largest mixed martial arts promotion, ONE Fighting Championship has confirmed they have officially signed the best lightweight in Asia, Shinya Aoki (30-6-1), to a multi-fight deal. Aoki is scheduled to make his debut with the promotion in the main event at “ONE FC: Pride of a Nation” in Manila on August 31.
It was almost one year ago now when ONE Fighting Championship was beginning its quest to bring back martial arts to Asia in the grandest fashion possible and to ignite the Bushido spirit of best mixed martial artists from around Asia. ONE FC had a very bold goal and it was simply to be the biggest and best mixed martial arts promotion in Asia.
Known for pushing a relentless pace and engaging opponents with unflagging aggression, Team Lakay fighters are ravagers of the ring, killers in the cage. Yet if you’ve met its founder, Mark Sangiao, you would never have guessed it.
ProMMAnow.com Asian correspondent Wesley De Souza caught up with Evolve MMA”s Chatri Sityodtong following the ONE Asia MMA Summit this weekend in Singapore. Chatri, who was one of the keynote speakers at the summit, shared his thoughts on the event, the ONE FC Network, the future of Asian MMA and why he feels MMA will one day be bigger than football.
Right now as you’re sitting at your desk waiting for the weekend to come, some of the greatest minds in Asian MMA are either on a plane to Singapore or have already arrived on our sunny island. As you should know by now, the reason why these prolific names are gathering here in Singapore, is because of the inaugural ONE Asia MMA Summit which will be held at the iconic Marina Bay Sands Resort.
Some know him as the CEO of ONE FC, some know him as the Most Powerful Man in Asian MMA. Some know him as Victor, and of course, some know him as that dude with the most awesome tailored suits. Regardless of what you want to call the head honcho of Asia’s biggest MMA promotion, ONE Fighting Championship, Victor Cui has done more for Asian MMA in one year than anyone could dreamed possible.
Phil Baroni and Murilo “Ninja” Rua took to Twitter this week saying they wanted to fight one another and called for either ONE FC or Super Fight League to make the bout happen.
Evolve Fight Team has released a new video blog capturing their victories at “ONE FC: War of the Lions”. Team Evolve saw victories by Eddie Ng, Nicole Chua, Zorobabel Moreira and Fabricio Monteiro.