ONE Fighting Championshipâ„¢ unveils CHAMPION versus CHAMPION

Jul 25, 2011
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Singapore: ONE Fighting Championshipâ„¢, Asia's largest mixed martial arts organization in history, has unveiled its official fight card for ONE Fighting Championship 1 on September 3, 2011 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

With a media broadcast to over 500 million viewers, this event will feature 17 champions and some of Asia’s best martial artists in a historic event billed as CHAMPION versus CHAMPION: Asia’s Greatest Battle of Champions. ESPN StarSports and MediaCorp will broadcast the event across Asia. Additionally, other Asian media broadcast partners are expected for the event.

MAIN CARD
Eduard Folayang (155 lbs) versus Ole Laursen (155 lbs)
URCC FC / Wushu Champion MCFC / Muay Thai World Champion Team Lakay Legacy Gym
Yoshiyuki Yoshida (170 lbs) versus Phil Baroni (170 lbs)
Cage Force Champion/UFC Veteran UFC and PRIDE FC Veteran
Jackson’s MMA American Kickboxing Academy
Mitch Chilson (145 lbs) versus Eric Kelly (145 lbs)
Muay Thai and MCFC Champion URCC FC Champion
Evolve MMA Yaw-Yan Ardigma
Gregor Gracie (170 lbs) versus Wang Sai (170 lbs)
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion Sanda Champion and AOW Veteran
Team Renzo Gracie China Top Team
Andy Wang (155 lbs) versus ZOROBABEL MOREIRA (155 lbs)
The Ultimate Fighter Veteran Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion
Grappling Unlimited Evolve MMA
UNDERCARD
RADEEM RAHMAN (125 lbs) versus SUSOVAN GHOSH (125 lbs)
Singapore’s 1st Pro MMA Fighter India Karate Champion
Evolve MMA Tigers Gym
Soo Chul Kim (135 lbs) versus LEANDRO ISSA (135 lbs)
Risingon FC Champion BJJ World Champion/MCFC Champion
Team Force Evolve MMA
Vuyisile Colossa (155 lbs) versus WANG YA GI (155 lbs)
Muay Thai World Champion Sanshou Champion
Team Colossa Extreme Sanda
Daniel Mashamaite (135 lbs) versus Yodsanan Sityodtong (135 lbs)
Muay Thai Champion WBA Boxing World Champion
Ultimate MMA Evolve MMA
Eddie Ng (160 lbs Catchweight) versus WU CHENGJIE (160 lbs Catchweight)
Total Combat FC Champion Sanda Champion
Evolve MMA Extreme Sanda

*Please note that the Fight Card may change at anytime due to various circumstances.



ONE Fighting Championshipâ„¢ currently remains in confidential discussions with many of the top Asian fighters in Asia and is expected to make additional major announcements soon. It is the goal of ONE Fighting Championship to work with all the top Asian MMA event organizations, managers, and fighters in growing the sport of mixed martial arts together in Asia.

With MMA Legend Bas Rutten as anchor commentator, ONE Fighting Championshipâ„¢ will feature a combination rule set of modified Pride Fighting Championship and Unified MMA rules. More details will be announced. Weight classes will be:

Heavyweight 265-206 lbs
Light Heavyweight 205-186 lbs
Middleweight 185-171 lbs
Welterweight 170-156 lbs
Lightweight 155-146 lbs
Bantamweight 145-136 lbs
Featherweight 135-126 lbs
Flyweight 125-119 lbs

Victor Cui, CEO/Owner of ONE Fighting Championship, said, ”ONE Fighting Championship 1 is an exciting, adrenaline-filled card, featuring some of the best Asian fighters and world champions. Elite champions in Muay Thai, Sanda, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Sanshou, Karate, and other disciplines will showcase world-class athleticism, technique, and heart. It literally will be Asia’s Greatest Battle of Champions.”

About ONE Fighting Championshipâ„¢
Headquartered in Singapore, ONE Fighting Championshipâ„¢ (http://www.onefc.com) is Asia's largest mixed martial arts organization. ONE Fighting Championship hosts the most prestigious mixed martial arts event in Asia and is the only Asian MMA organization with a pan-Asian media broadcast.

About ESPN STAR Sports
ESPN STAR Sports is a 50:50 joint venture between two of the world’s leading cable and satellite broadcasters. As Asia's definitive and complete sports broadcaster and content provider, ESPN STAR Sports combines the strengths and resources of its ultimate parent companies – Walt Disney (ESPN, Inc.) and News Corporation Limited (STAR) – to deliver a diverse array of international and regional sports to viewers via its encrypted pay and free-to-air services.

ESPN STAR Sports showcases an unparalleled variety of premier live sports from around the globe 24 hours a day to a cumulative reach of more than 310 million viewers in Asia. ESPN STAR Sports has 17 networks covering 24 countries, each localised to deliver differentiated world-class premier sports programming to Asian viewers. This includes ESPN SEA, ESPN China, ESPN Hong Kong, ESPN India, ESPN Malaysia, ESPN Philippines, ESPN SEA 2, ESPN Taiwan, MBC-ESPN (Korea), STAR Sports Asia, STAR Sports Hong Kong, STAR Sports India, STAR Sports Malaysia, STAR Sports SEA 2, STAR Sports Southeast Asia, STAR Sports Taiwan, and STAR Cricket.

On the ground, the ESPN STAR Sports Event Management Group manages and promotes premier sporting events around Asia. ESPN STAR Sports aims to reach consumers at any time, any place and through all new media platforms, both internet and mobile. The multi-lingual, online platforms, espnstar.com, espnstar.com.cn and espnstar.com.tw and footballcrazy.tv interact with millions of users providing them with in-depth sports news, results and competitions. Developed for the sports fan that is constantly on the move, mobileESPN and STAR Sports Mobile delivers differentiated mobile content targeted at its various audiences. mobileESPN enables the serious sports fan to follow their favourite sports more closely than ever before with a combination of specially produced video news clips, in-depth news coverage and analysis. STAR Sports Mobile aims to provide interactive and entertaining opportunities to engage with sports, delivering exclusive video excerpts from leading football clubs Arsenal and Liverpool as well as highlights from STAR Sports original programmes covering opinions, instructional tips and the latest online game reviews.

About MediaCorp
MediaCorp is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media. It pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with the broadcast of Radio in 1936 and Television in 1963. Today, MediaCorp has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching out to all adults in Singapore every week. Our industry firsts include the Digital Video Broadcast technology for outdoor digital television, and Asia’s first Digital Audio Broadcast radio service. Initiatives in the digital space include online classifieds, Internet TV-on-demand and High Definition TV broadcast. MediaCorp is an active regional player through co-productions in TV dramas and movies, magazines publishing, as well as Channel NewsAsia International, one of the first Asian-owned English news channels. Our financial and strategic relationships in the region since 2007 include a venture with Indonesia's most integrated media company PT Media Nusantara Citra and its parent, Global Mediacom, and International Media Corporation in Vietnam, set up to develop and produce television entertainment and economic news content. Winner of numerous international awards and accolades including Asian Television Awards' Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp’s vision is to become Asia’s top media company, delivering valued content to the world.
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