One Signs Chinese Kickboxing Champ Qui Jianliang, ‘TUF: China’ Winner Lipeng Zhang

By: Tristen Critchfield
Jun 21, 2021

One Championship has made some significant additions to its roster.

The Singapore-based promotion announced Sunday that it has signed Chinese kickboxing standout Qui Jianliang, who is a multiple time world champion and ranked No. 1 in the world at super featherweight (150 pounds) by Combat Press. Jianliang, who will compete in One’s Super Series, owns a 51-7 career mark and has won his last 17 bouts overall.

“I am very honored to join ONe Championship, the world’s largest martial arts organization. I am excited to take my professional fighting career to the next level,” Jianlinag said in a release. “Right now, Xiong Jing Nan is the only Chinese One world champion, but that will soon change. I want to make history as the first-ever male ONE world champion from China.”

One Championship also announced the signing of a pair of mixed martial artists: “The Ultimate Fighter: China” winner Lipeng Zhang and Banma Duoji.

The 30-year-old Zhang owns a 30-11-1 career mark since beginning his professional tenure in 2009. He won “TUF: China” in 2014 and went 2-2 in UFC competition, posting victories over Sai Wang and Brendan O’Reilly while falling to Chris Wade and Kajan Johnson. The 31-year-old Phuket Top Team representative has not fought since September 2019.

China’s Duoji has won 10 of his first 11 professional outings, with all of his triumphs coming via knockout or technical knockout. Duoji also notably played the role of “Bear” in the 2018 film "Golden Belt.”

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