ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES ADDS THREE ADDITIONAL FIGHTS
Apr 5, 2014
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Singapore: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC),
Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market
share, has announced three additional fights for ONE FC: RISE OF
HEROES, set to take place at MOA Arena in Manila on 2 May. Filipino
Folayang will feature in the co-main event opposite former ONE
FC Lightweight World Champion Kotetsu Boku.
An exciting flyweight bout between another popular Filipino
fighter, Rey Docyogen,
and Guam’s Joshua Alvarez, has also been added to the main card.
The ONE FC cage will also host a battle between two top
Ataides and Tatsuya
Tickets for ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES 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. Prices include ticketing fee.
CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™ Victor Cui stated, “ONE FC is
coming back to the iconic Mall of Asia Arena with the biggest MMA
event Manila has ever seen! MMA fans in Manila will be blown away
by the Filipino stars we have lined up to compete. Filipino heroes
Folayang and Rey Docyogen
will proudly represent the Philippines against world-class
international competition. ONE FC is set to ignite the arena with
an explosive evening of entertainment as the top mixed martial
artists rise to the challenge on May 2!”
Eduard “Landslide” Folayang is the URCC Welterweight Champion and
is beloved in the Philippines for winning numerous gold medals at
Wushu and for representing Filipino warriors on the largest stage
in Asian MMA. Known for his fearless fighting style and indomitable
spirit, he is a fan-favorite with multiple come-from-behind wins.
He has beaten top fighters such as A Sol Kwon, Vincent
Latoel and Felipe
Enomoto since joining ONE FC, and is now looking to take a step
further in his MMA career by facing former ONE FC Lightweight World
Champion, Kotetsu “No Face” Boku, in front of 20,000 home fans at
ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES.
Boku enters this contest fresh off his TKO win against French
fighter, Arnaud “The Game” Lepont, at ONE FC: WAR OF NATIONS. He is
eager to extend his winning streak to boost his already impressive
21-9-2 record. The inaugural ONE FC Lightweight World Champion has
a reputation for his iron chin and explosive knockout power and has
never been stopped with strikes. With two prominent strikers facing
off in the cage, this bout is an immediate favorite to deliver the
best knockout of the night.
Docyogen earned his nickname thanks to his relentless ground
and pound skills. As a member of Team Lakay, he has excellent
endurance and devastating kicks that have become a signature of the
gym. The diminutive flyweight has proven that he can finish his
fights via both KO and submissions. He is eager to impress and will
look to come out on top against Joshua “The Hedgehog” Alvarez.
Joshua Alvarez is one of the top mixed martial artists from Guam
and boasts a 12-5 record. Nine of Alvarez’s 12 victories are by way
of submission and he also has two TKOs to his name. Alvarez’s ONE
FC debut was a fight he took on short notice against Koetsu
Okazaki at ONE FC: MOMENT OF TRUTH. He now gets an opportunity
at a full training camp and will return to Manila seeking a
Brazilian standout Leandro
Ataides made his ONE FC debut in ONE FC: WARRIOR SPIRIT last
year and made an immediate impact inside the ONE FC cage. He
dropped his opponent Brayan Rafiq with a devastating left hook that
knocked him out, a clear indication that this Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
black belt is just as proficient with his striking. Ataides is
setting his sights on the ONE FC Middleweight World Championship
title and will have to overcome Tatsuya
Mizuno to get closer to achieving his goal.
Mizuno is determined to make a title run as well after dropping
down to the Middleweight Division. Mizuno is known for being one of
the top light heavyweight fighters in Asia for the past decade and
he is now eager to prove himself in the Middleweight Division. His
middleweight debut in ONE FC was one of the best matches of 2013,
as he went back and forth with his opponent Rafael Silva
before emerging with the decision. Both Mizuno and Ataides are on
impressive winning streaks and their confidence levels will be at
an all-time high when they step in to face each other on May 2.
Fans in 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
event will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.
For more updates on ONE Fighting Championship™, please visit
www.onefc.com and follow on Instagram and Twitter @ONEFCMMA and
Facebook at www.facebook.com/ONEFCMMA.
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.