One Championship: Age of Domination


Tonight, all roads will lead to SM MOA Arena for the much-anticipated MMA event of the year – the One Championship: Age of Domination.

one-age-of-dominationHeadlining the event is the 39 year old mixed martial veteran 14-7-0, 1 NC professional record Brandon “The Truth” Vera, who is set to defend his ONE Heavyweight World Championship title against the yet undefeated Japanese fighter Hideki Sekine, who is making his One Championship debut. The Japanese heavyweight contender Hideki Sekine is unbeaten as a mixed martial artist with seven wins and no losses. For these two fighters, the match is all about their mixed martial arts skills. Brandon Vera with his devastating striking and well-rounded submission grappling skills againts Hideki Sekine with his brute strength and technical grappling ability.

The co-main event features the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes and Filipino-Australian bantamweight sensation Reece McLaren. McLaren has since come a long a way with two highly-impressive victories over top caliber opponents inside the ONE Championship cage, and this earned him a shot at the ONE Bantamweight World Championship title. Drawing inspiration from Team Lakay’s Eduard Folayang, McLaren takes on the spot against Fernandes who has has strung together eight straight victories including four exciting finishes, making him ONE’s longest reigning champion.

Next on the fight card is the 28-year-old Filipino MMA sensation Mark “Mugen” Striegl, who is one of the top fighters in the bantamweight and featherweight divisions. He returns to the ONE cage in a highly anticipated fight against professional MMA Brazilian Rafael Nunes. Striegl began his professional career on a 12-fight win streak and made a successful ONE Championship debut in 2014 against American Casey Suire. He now trains with Asia’s best world champions in Singapore. Nunez is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt, Nunes is equally comfortable finishing his opponents by submission or strikes. He looks to showcase his multi-faceted skill in his next bout, and will face a tough challenge when he takes on Mark Striegl.

Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio is back in the ONE cage, who is known as one of the highly skilled wushu fighters in the country. Training with the famous Team Lakay of Baguio, his solid striking and grappling skills will once again be put to test as he faces Toni “Dynamite” Tauru of Utti, Finland. A feared grappling specialist, Tauru is looking for his first victory inside the ONE Championship cage, but he will have to contend against Geje Eustaquio in order to get it.

Another of Team Lakay’s ward is Honorio “The Rock” Banario. With his vast cage experience, Banario possesses a high level-striking skill and a steadily improved grappling ability. As a former ONE Featherweight World Champion, Banario is an expert in wushu, and is ready to showcase his lightning-quick strikes against India’s Rajinder Singh Meena in the ONE Championship lightweight division. Meena possesses a robust grappling skill set and owns five impressive wins by submission. Will that be enough to topple down Banario?

Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly is one of the brightest featherweight prospects in the country. Complete with striking and grappling skills, Kelly will bring Team Lakay’s world-renowned wushu to centre stage. He takes on Jakarta’s Sunoto “The Terminator”. Kelly scored a one-punch knockout of veteran fighter Vincent Latoel during his last fight. Is it going to be a repeat against Sunoto, owns an MMA record of five wins and two losses, including three highly-impressive submission victories?

The Atomweight division features Team Lakay’s April Osenio and Taiwan’s Jenny Huang. Osenio impressively brought down her last opponent with a guillotine choke submission, highlighting her growing skills beyond the striking art of wushu. Not to be taken for granted, Huang tucks four wins and no losses under her belt and owns two impressive submission victories. This is going to be one exciting match!

Two Filipinos step up to the ONE cage in the flyweight division. With three wins and no loss in his resume, Danny Kingad of Team Lakay faces another standout Eugene Toquero. Coming off from his training camp in Baguio, Danny Kingad is a tremendous striker, operating out of his world-class wushu base. Eugene Toquero has great highlight-reel striking techniques and operates at a pace, which his opponents find hard to keep up with. An epic fight between the standouts, who will really standout?

Completing the fight card are flyweight fighters Liu Peng Shuai and Sim Bunsrun, who are set to do battle in a three-round bout. Liu is the Hefei Flyweight Tournament Champion, while the Cambodian Bunsrun is a winner of his last two fights including an impressive first-round submission in his promotional debut.

The pre-event fight features the 18-year-old Chinese fighter Xie Bin who takes on Indonesia’s Mario Satya Wirawan. Xie last appeared in a tremendous contest against Casey Suire, while Wirawan went to battle with Burn Soriano. Both fighters are looking to get back on track with a victory.

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com. For live Twitter and Instagram updates, @ONEChampionship. Or like One Championship on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ONEChampionship.

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ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera Topbills Open Workout At SM MOA Music Hall


ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera demos some of his moves whenever he steps into the One Championship cage.

ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera demos some of his moves whenever he steps into the One Championship cage.

The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), held an open workout for fans and media in attendance at the Music Hall at the Mall of Asia in Manila. Athletes in attendance included ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, bantamweight standout Mark “Mugen” Striegl and Team Lakay warriors Eduard Folayang and Joshua Pacio. Accompanying the athletes was ONE Vice President Rich Franklin.

The ONE Championship athletes took to the stage to showcase various striking and grappling skills for the audience who eagerly looked on in amazement. Leading the pack were Vera and Folayang, who reenacted the epic showdown between Vitaly Bigdash and Igor Svirid. Pacio and Striegl demonstrated world-class combat techniques and self-defense tips.

ONE Vice President, Rich Franklin stated: “The turnout is always amazing in Manila. The fans are passionate and really know their MMA. It’s always a joy doing any kind of event here. Can’t wait to be back here later this year for another awesome night of fights.”

ONE Heavyweight World Champion, Brandon Vera stated: “When I made the decision to move to the Philippines, I wasn’t just relocating physically, I was relocating emotionally and spiritually. I love this country and I really want to give back to the Filipino people and all the fans who have supported me my whole career. This open workout was a good way for me to connect with everyone and I’m looking forward to more events like this.”

MMA fan tries her combat skills against Team Lakay's Eduard Folayang.

MMA fan tries her combat skills against Team Lakay’s Eduard Folayang.

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World Series of Fighting Debuts in Manila With an Explosive Fightcard


Evgeny Erokhin defends Heavyweight Title
Homegrown Jujeath Nagaowa defeats Japan’s Yuko Kiryu
Heavyweight Champion Evgeny Erokhin with WSOF Global Championship Philippines owner Ms. Dunesa Hesser.

Heavyweight Champion Evgeny Erokhin with WSOF Global Championship Philippines owner Ms. Dunesa Hesser.

World Series of Fighting – Global Championship (WSOF-GC) brought the world to Philippines and the fans were thrilled with two highlight-reel knockouts and three superb submissions.

The main event ended with a thunderous knockout, as WSOF-GC World Heavyweight Champion, Russia’s Evgeny Erokhin (15-4) sent United States’ Richard Odoms (11-3) to the canvas just 1:11 into the first round. The victory marks Erokhin’s first title defense and an unprecedented 10th straight knockout victory.

In the co-main event, rising Philippines’ sensation Mario Sismundo (3-2) was derailed by China’s Keremuaili Maimaitituoheti (6-3). It was an intense see-saw battle, with Maimai capturing and keeping the upper hand in the second round with a rear-naked choke.

Other main card action saw the opening round of the WSOF-GC Flyweight Tournament. Lawrence DiGiulio (18-8-1) defeated Marcel Adur (11-5) via split decision. The other contest saw Japan’s Yusaku Nakamura (13-4-1) defeat Australia’s Tim Moore (10-6) via unanimous decision. This sets up a rematch of the class battle that DiGiulio had against Nakamura in Japan earlier this year. This rematch will be a 5-round affair for the inaugural WSOF-GC World Flyweight Championship, and is scheduled for later this year in Japan.

Also on the main card, fan-favorite and boxing superstar, Philippines’ Jujeath Nagaowa (3-0), defeated Japan’s Yuko Kiryu (2-3) via unanimous decision.

The main card started with a title fight, featuring the featherweight champion of WSOF-GC’s affiliate, Underground Battle MMA (UGB-MMA). “The Wolverine” Ahmed Mujtaba (7-0) successfully defended his title by making quick work of Philippines’ Neil Larano (2-1) with a triangle choke just 1:08 into the first round.

The night’s swing bout showcased a spirited contest between Brazil’s Nayara Hemily (4-3) against Philippines’ Jenelyn Olsim (2-1). Nayara was able to finish the fight in the second round with a rear-naked choke.

Homegrown talent Jujeath Nagaowa debuts at WSOF-GC Philippines with a win against Yuko Kiryu of Japan.

Homegrown talent Jujeath Nagaowa debuts at WSOF-GC Philippines with a win against Yuko Kiryu of Japan.

On the undercard, two fighters making their pro debuts left the Global Decagon with victories. Malaysia’s Kelvin Ong (1-0) defeated Philippines’ Jessdan Dela Pena (0-2) via TKO in the second round. United States’ Katherine Roy (1-0) defeated Singapore’s May Ooi (2-2) via unanimous decision.

The fight that stole the show though, was the exciting, hard-hitting match featuring an international rivalry. Pakistan’s Uloomi Karim (6-3) handed India’s Yadwinder Singh (5-1) his first pro loss by unanimous decision. In a very emotional, and well-deserved sign of respect for one another’s countries, the two warriors posed together with their country flags to show a unity between the two nations. It was an emotional moment and both fighters represented their countries with honor and pride. It was truly “Fight of the Night” in more ways than one.

Official Results:
  • Evgeny Erokhin (15-4) defeats Richard Odoms (11-3) via KO R1 1:11 – Referee Jetro Chungalayo
  • Keremuaili Maimaitituoheti (6-3) defeats Mario Sismundo (3-2) via rear-naked choke R2 2:57 – Referee Noriel Akeysho
  • Yusaka Nakamura (13-4-1) defeats Tim Moore (10-6) via UD 30-27/30-27/30-27 – Referee Chungalayo
  • Jujeath Nagaowa (3-0) defeats Yuko Kiryu (2-3) via UD 30-27/30-27/30-27 – Referee Nicolas Bassig
  • Lawrence DiGiulio (18-8-1) defeatus Marcel Adur (11-5) via SD 29-28/28-29/30-27 – Referee Akeysho
  • Ahmed Mujtaba (7-0) defeats Neil Larano (2-1) via triangle choke R1 1:08 – Referee Akeysho
  • Nayara Hemily (4-3) defeats Jenelyn Olsim (2-1) via rear-naked choke R2 3:50 – Referee Bassig
  • Kelvin Ong (1-0) defeats Jessdan Dela Pena (0-2) via TKO R2 0:24 – Referee Chungalayo
  • Uloomi Karim (6-3) defeats Yadwinder Singh (5-1) via UD 30-27/30-27/29-28 – Referee Bassig
  • Katherine Roy (1-0) defeats May Ooi (2-2) via UD 30-27/30-27/30-27 – Referee Noriel Acquisio

World Series of Fighting Global’s ultimate mission is to bring together the best athletes from countries and organizations across the world to compete for a true, globally-recognized world champion.

Disclaimer: This is an official press statement from PR and printed in whole.

Matt McGrigor and Mike Saint Claire Dominate UGB 15: Foreign Invasion 2


Matt McGrigor of UK and Mike Saint Claire of USA dominated the Underground Battle (UGB) against their opponents at the recently concluded UGB 15: Foreign Invasion 2 MMA event held at Don Bosco Technical College on June 24, 2016.

Mike Saint Claire took down Frankly Navarro in the Light Heavyweight division (PH) via Arm Triangle 49 seconds off the first round, while Matt McGrigor defeated Omar Osit (PH) in the Lightweight division via Rear Naked Choke also in the first round.

UGB 15: Foreign Invasion 2 Official Results

UGB 15: Foreign Invasion 2 Official Results

UGB 15: Foreign Invasion 2 showcases top Filipino fighters against their counterparts from the USA, UAE, UK, and Singapore.

The event was a follow-up to the hugely successful Foreign Invasion 1, which crowned new champions in American Brad Robinson and Pakistanis Uloomi Karim and Ahmed Mujtaba.

Six viewers won free tickets to the big show World Series of Fighting Global – Philippines versus the World (WSOF-GC3) on July 30, 2016 at the Smart Araneta Center.

Event was made possible by UGB MMA Corp. is the Official Licencee of WSOF-Global and Fitbox Fitness and Boxing Gym (UGB MMA Corporate Partner).

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