One Fighting Championship™ is Set to Rock Manila with ONE FC: PRIDE of a NATION


One Fighting Championship™, the largest Mixed Martial Arts organization in Asia, brings ONE FC: Pride of a Nation to Manila. The event takes place on August 31, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with the biggest fight card yet.

In his statement, One Fighting Championship™ CEO Victor Cui said, “We have put together the greatest card in ONE FC history for our Manila event. When you put Shinya Aoki and Bibiano Fernandes on the same card, one can expect nothing less than an epic night of world – class MMA action like Manila has never seen before.  Manila is the fight capital of Asia and I want to bring the best fighters in Asia to the awesome fight – fans of this great city.  We are beyond excited to hold this incredible card in such a passionate and pride driven city.”

MMA fans can look forward to watching the pride of Asian MMA, Dream Lightweight Champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, as he makes his highly – anticipated One FC debut in Manila. Shinya Aoki holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu – Jitsu and Judo is known to be one of the top submission specialists in MMA beating the likes of Tatsuya Kawajiri, Marcus Aurelio and Rich Clementi.  The “Grandmaster of Flying Submissions” looks forward to showcasing his skills to MMA Filipino fans.

Eduard “The Landslide” Folayang is back in the MMA scene.  He is out to prove that he is still one of the top fighters in the Lightweight division and will do his best to be the pride of the Philippines in MMA.

The main event features the DREAM Bantamweight Champion Bibiano Fernandes against CFC Australia Champion Gustavo Falciroli. Fernandes is one of the top five fighters in the Bantamweight division globally. He holds an 11 -3 record with most of his fights finishing in a TKO or submission. His last fight against former WEC Bantamweight Champion Antonio Banuelo ended by TKO in 1:21 in Round One. Falciroli, the CFC Australian Champion is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu – Jitsu.  He currently defeated South Korea’s Soo Chul Kim in 1:12 in the first round with his rear naked choke submission technique.

Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski and Jens “Lil Evil” Pulver will both make their ONE FC debut here in Manila. Arlovski is on the same fight card with Soa Palelei. Pulver squares off with one of the Philippines’ pride Eric “The Natural” Kelly. During the press presentation, they all promised to put a very good show for the Filipino fans.

Expect for more exciting developments in what is considered as the biggest fight card in the Philippine MMA history in the next few weeks to come.

Tickets for ONE FC: Pride of a Nation are now on sale through Ticketnet at www.ticketnet.com.ph, or at all Ticketnet outlets located at SM Customer Service area, and at the Smart Araneta Coliseum ticketbooth. Tickets are priced at Php4,500 for VIP seats which include an exclusive Red Carpet entrance as well as access to the VIP lounge; Php2,000, Php1,000, Php650, Php500 and Php200.

For inquiries and reservations, please call Ticketnet at (632) 911.5555.

Grab your tickets now!

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For more updates, please log on to www.ONEFC.com.

**Headquartered
 in
 Singapore,
 ONE
 Fighting
 Championship™
 is
 Asia’s
 largest
 mixed martial arts organisation. One Fighting Championship™ hosts the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions on the largest media broadcast in Asia. One Fighting Championship™ has partnered with ESPN STAR Sports, the number one leader in sports content, for an unprecedented 10 – year cable television deal with a coverage that spans across 24 countries in Asia.

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