Physique TV CEO Hamid Dizji comments: “Our viewers from the MENA region are in for an epic battle as the rematch between Ben Askren and Luis Santos are set. Our expert MMA analysts Rio Altaie and Ali Mokdad bring the blow-by-blow account in Arabic commentary.”
CEO of ONE Championship™, Victor Cui, stated, “Finally, ONE Championship is back home in Singapore with another exciting night of world-class MMA. Aside from the highly anticipated rematch between Ben Askren and Luis Santos, we have also prepared a few surprises for fight fans in the Lion City. Get ready for another amazing night of fights as ONE Championship broadcasts ONE: PRIDE OF LIONS live to fans all across the globe!”
Welterweight World Championship
Ben Askren vs Luis Santos
Former NCAA Division I All-American, Ben Askren is a collegiate wrestling legend and one of the finest mixed martial artists in the world today. In just a few fights in ONE, Askren was able to seize the ONE Welterweight World Championship with a resounding technical knockout victory over Nobutatsu Suzuki. The highly-skilled Askren is widely considered to be the absolute best in his division and one of the best fighters in the world pound for pound. His next challenge is a tough one, as he once again meets Luis Santos.
Luis Santos is a mixed martial arts veteran from Brazil with over 70 professional fights on his record and over half of his wins ending by knockout. With a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a penchant for spectacular finishes, Santos made his successful ONE debut with an emphatic knockout of Bakhtiyar Abbasov. Known for his aggressiveness and brute strength, Santos looks to wreak havoc inside the ONE Cage.
Featherweight Bout: Major Overall vs Kotetsu Boku
Singapore-based American fighter Major Overall is looking to impress crowds with his exciting, all-action style inside the ONE Cage. Overall has a highlight reel of stoppages in nearly all his victories as a mixed martial artist and has built a reputation as one of the most dangerous fighters in the division. He is now ready for his next challenge, against another explosive fighter in Kotetsu Boku.
Kotetsu Boku, although originally from South Korea, is a Japanese MMA legend and is the former ONE Lightweight World Champion. With more than 30 professional fights on his resume, Boku has the experience of a seasoned veteran and has seen it all inside the cage. He gets to showcase his dynamite fists once again inside the ONE Cage as he takes on Major Overall.
Strawweight Bout: Angela Lee vs Natalie Gonzales Hills
Angela Lee is originally from Singapore but has lived and trained mixed martial arts in Waipahu, Hawaii. She is one of the most promising young fighters on ONE Championship’s growing roster and has impressed inside the ONE cage with her all-around striking and grappling skills. Lee, who is a member of the EVOLVE fight team, just wrapped up another impressive performance in Jakarta and is looking at a quick turnaround as she faces Natalie Gonzales Hills.
Natalie Gonzales Hills of Australia is a worthy female strawweight contender with a solid record. Her two wins inside the cage have both come by submission, with her ground game proving to be an asset. Aside from grappling, Hills also boasts very capable striking technique as she joins ONE Championship’s growing female roster. Hills is tasked to give Angela Lee another stern test in her ONE Championship debut.
For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.physique-tv.com/en/shows/one-fc.html.
Watch ONE: Pride of Lions throughout the Middle East and North Africa on Arabsat via My-HD platform, and through du channel 409 and Etisalat elife channel 793 in the UAE, channel 77 & 78 on Intigral in Saudi Arabia, and Ooredoo channel 730 in Qatar.
Physique TV’s panel of MMA experts give their insights and predictions in a pre-fight show introducing the fighters and exciting MMA fans. The LIVE broadcast features Arabic commentary as well as fighter interviews between each match. After this, highlights of the fights will be analysed on Physique TV’s Arabic language program MMA ALL OUT which airs Sunday to Thursday at 11 PM KSA.
ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: PRIDE OF LIONS FIGHT CARD
MAIN EVENT World Welterweight Title Bout
Ben Askren vs Luis Santos
CO-MAIN EVENT World Strawweight Title Bout
Dejdamrong sor vs Yago Bryan Amnuaysirichoke
Main Card Featherweight Bout
Major Overall vs Kotetsu Boku
Angela Lee vs Natalie Gonzales Hills
Alain Ngalani vs Igor Subora
ABOUT PHYSIQUE TV
Physique TV is the region’s first television channel solely devoted to fitness, healthy living, lifestyle, combat and extreme sports. Broadcasting in High Definition 24/7, the channel is available in both Arabic and English languages, catering to audiences across the Middle East and North Africa region.
Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, Physique TV features a variety of entertaining, instructional and informative shows. The TV channel’s unique programming makes a healthy lifestyle a fun lifestyle. The channel offers a dynamic mix of local productions and high quality Arabic dubbed or subtitled international programs.
Physique TV is available throughout the Middle East and North Africa on Arabsat via My-HD platform and IPTV distribution including Intigral in Saudi Arabia, Du and Elife in the UAE and Ooredoo in Qatar. For more information, visit www.physique-tv.com
ABOUT ONE CHAMPIONSHIP (ONE)
ONE 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 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.