ONE FC: MOMENT OF TRUTH ADDS LIGHTWEIGHT CONTEST BETWEEN EDUARD FOLAYANG AND VINCENT LATOEL
Nov 16, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), Asia’s
largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share,
has added another three exciting fights to the blockbuster card set
to take place on 6 December at the state-of-the-art MOA Arena in
Manila, Philippines. Filipino fan favorite Eduard
Folayang returns to the ONE FC cage to meet seasoned
Dutch-Indonesian striker Vincent
Latoel. Bantamweights Leandro
Issa and Koetsu
Okazaki clash as they look to work their way back up to a title
opportunity, and undefeated Korean Dae Hwan
Kim will make his ONE FC debut against Australia’s Thanh Vu.
Tickets for ONE FC: MOMENT OF TRUTH are on sale now at SM Tickets
(www.smtickets.com). Ticket categories begin with the full Red
Carpet and cageside experience for VIPs at PHP 6,360 followed by
Patron PHP 3,180, Lower Box PHP 1,280, Upper Box PHP 640 and
General Admission PHP 220.
Fans around Asia can catch all the action live on STAR Sports.
Check your local listings. Also, fans from around the world can
witness the action online via live streaming at
www.onefc.livesport.tv. The entire fight card will be available for
purchase at just US$9.99.
CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™ Victor Cui stated, “The
excitement that surrounds a ONE FC fight card each time we return
to the Philippines is a spectacle in itself. And December 6 is no
different as it promises to be a night of adrenaline-pumping action
that will have the Filipino fans on the edge of their seats as ONE
FC concludes the exciting 2013 multi-city tour with ONE FC: MOMENT
OF TRUTH. Eduard
Folayang and Vincent
Latoel are two of the most exciting Lightweights in the world!
Prepare for a night of exciting knockouts and submissions as fans
pack the 20,000-seater MOA Arena!”
Folayang is the top Lightweight in the Philippines. He has a
decorated striking career that includes multiple Asian Games medals
in Wushu, and has translated the unorthodox kicks in Wushu to mixed
martial arts. The former schoolteacher from Baguio will look to
rebound from the disappointing loss suffered in his last outing in
Manila, but will face a tough task going up against outstanding
Dutch-Indonesian mixed martial artist Vincent
Latoel is a veteran of the mixed martial arts scene in Europe,
and has fought in six different countries in three continents. He
has a kickboxing background and trains out of the famed Golden
Glory gym in the Netherlands. He made a successful ONE FC debut
when he submitted Willy Ni in the
first round in September and will look to silence the partisan
crowd by defeating Folayang.
Issa is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and a multiple-time
BJJ World Champion currently fighting out of Evolve MMA. He had a
seven-fight winning streak snapped by Soo Chul
Kim in the first ever ONE FC Bantamweight World Championship
title match last year, but has since bounced back to defeat
Saadulaev. Issa possesses world class grappling skills and he
now looks to build another winning streak when he faces Japanese
Okazaki is a former Shooto champion and one of the best
Bantamweights from Japan. He suffered a loss in his ONE FC debut,
but his heart and tenacity to fight out of several submission
attempts won him numerous fans. Known for his lanky reach and
deceptively fast hands, Okazaki will be looking to knock Issa out
and get another shot at undisputed ONE FC Bantamweight World
Kim is an undefeated Bantamweight champion from South Korea. He
is the KAMMA and DMMF champion, and has never lost in nine outings.
He is equally adept on his feet and on the ground, and has been
able to finish five of his opponents. He is one of the best
fighters to emerge from South Korea in recent years and it will be
interesting to see how he fares on the global stage.
Vu started his ONE FC career with a blistering knockout of
Fouzein, but was knocked out of the ONE FC Bantamweight Grand
Prix after a loss to Kevin
Belingon. A native of Sydney, Australia, he is a decorated
fighter and one of the brightest prospects in the Bantamweight
division. He now looks to get back to winning ways by defeating his
heavily favored opponent from Korea.
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About ONE FC With a 90%+ market share in Asia, ONE Fighting
Championship is Asia's largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
organization. Headquartered in Singapore, the world’s most exciting
mixed martial arts organization hosts the best Asian mixed martial
artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on
the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Fighting Championship™ has
partnered with FOX and STAR Sports for an unprecedented 10-year
cable television deal with a coverage that spans 70+ countries
across the world.