ONE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP™ RETURNS TO KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, ON 14 MARCH FOR ONE FC: WAR OF NATIONS
Jan 15, 2014
(PRESS RELEASE) -- SINGAPORE: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC),
presented by Tune Talk, returns to Malaysia for another blockbuster
event on 14 March 2014 at the iconic Stadium Negara. The main event
will crown ONE FC’s first Welterweight World Champion when Nobutatsu
Suzuki and Brock Larson
clash inside the ONE FC cage. Two of the top Bantamweights in Asia,
Belingon and Dae Hwan Kim,
will meet in the co-main event while Adriano
Moraes battles Yasuhiro
Urushitani in Flyweight action. ONE FC: WAR OF NATIONS will
also see the heavily anticipated rematch of Asia’s top female mixed
martial artists as Sherilyn Lim
takes on Ann Osman.
Malaysian MMA fans can also look forward to the return of Malaysian
MMA star Peter Davis,
who’s opponent will be announced at a later date.
Priority sales of tickets for ONE FC: WAR OF NATIONS, presented by
Tune Talk, will begin from 13 January. Fans can enjoy 30% off
tickets during priority sales which end on 1 February. Pre-sale
packages such as the “Ann Osman Fan
Package”, which includes a limited edition T-shirt for only MYR78,
are also available now. Log on to www.AirAsiaRedTix.com for further
details. Tickets are priced at RM348 for the complete VIP
experience that includes exclusive red carpet entrance, access to
the VIP lounge and premium cage-side seating. The categories that
follow are priced at RM248, RM148, RM98 and RM48 respectively.
Booking fees and service charges apply.
CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™ Victor Cui stated, “Following the
resounding success of ONE FC’s jam-packed events in Malaysia in
2013, we are returning to Kuala Lumpur with one of the best cards
in the organization’s history. Fans around the world have been
eagerly awaiting the next ONE FC World Championship title belt to
be introduced, and now, the wait is over. The ONE FC Welterweight
division is filled with the most talented mixed martial artists in
the world and we will crown the best of the best when Nobutatsu
Suzuki meets Brock Larson.
Our passionate fans in Malaysia will be treated to a night of
unforgettable mixed martial arts action!”
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.
Suzuki is a fighter who has proven that he has knockout power.
He has a record of nine knockouts out of ten wins, which gives him
one of the highest percentages of stoppage wins via knockout in all
of MMA. Suzuki is famous for being the first fighter in Asia to
showcase the incredible striking power of Karate in an MMA context.
The Kyokushin Karate black belt last fought at ONE FC: RISE TO
POWER, defeating one of MMA’s most experienced combatants, Phil Baroni, by
TKO. Suzuki will be looking to use that power to earn a ‘Knockout
of the Night’ bonus and leave with the coveted ONE FC World
Championship title belt.
Larson is a highly experienced fighter who has more than 40
fights in several top organizations across the world. He made a
successful ONE FC debut last year when he defeated feared Dutch
Manhoef, via unanimous decision. He now gets an opportunity to
cement his legacy when he faces another elite striker in Nobutatsu
Suzuki. His 26 submission victories are testament to Larson’s
grappling prowess, which he will likely utilize to propel him to
victory and emerge as the first ever ONE FC Welterweight World
Belingon is the Philippines’ top Bantamweight and has already
proven he can compete against the best in the world in his battles
against Soo Chul Kim,
Saadulaev and David Aranda. He showcased his striking prowess
by knocking out his opponent in devastating fashion in his last
fight, and will look to do the same to his Korean opponent Dae Hwan
Dae Hwan Kim
is undefeated in nine professional mixed martial arts bouts so far.
He made a successful debut in Asia’s largest mixed martial arts
organization last December, defeating Australian grappler Thanh Vu via
submission. Kim is never afraid to brawl and consistently puts on
Fight of the Night performances. Belingon will be his toughest test
to date and Kim will move one step closer to a title opportunity as
well as maintain his undefeated record if he can overcome the
The rematch between Sherilyn Lim
Osman is one of the most heavily anticipated bouts of 2014. Lim
won the first bout via split decision after three back-and-forth
rounds which had the 12,000 fans in attendance at the Singapore
Indoor Stadium jumping off their seats. Lim will once again be
representing Singapore’s oldest mixed martial arts gym, Fight G.
She has been part of Fight G since 2007, when she joined their Muay
Thai program, and has been training under the tutelage of
Singaporean MMA pioneer Darren De Silva. Sherilyn has quickly
established herself as the best female mixed martial artist in
Singapore and will showcase her talents again in March.
Osman is Malaysia’s first female mixed martial artist and has
captivated the nation with her infectious personality and
indomitable fighting spirit. She trains out of Borneo Tribal Squad
in the mountainous region of Kota Kinabalu in East Malaysia. Osman
will enjoy the support of her countrymen this time after coming up
short despite a valiant effort in Singapore. Her impressive
takedowns and vicious ground-and-pound may prove to be the decisive
factor in this Women’s Straweight bout.
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About ONE Fighting Championship™ 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.