The largest Promotion in ASIA comes to Dubai on August 29th, with a record 4 title fights. The event promises to be action packed with one of the biggest fight cards in the history of MMA on display, The card will feature undefeated Olympian & Welterweight Bellator champion Ben Askren, competing against Japans Nobutatsu Suzuki for the One Fc Welterweight championship.
The event will also showcase the highly decorated Shinya Aoki, who has held championships in Dream,WAMMA & Shotto and has competed in prestigious promotions such as Pride, Bellator and Strike force. Shinya Aoki will be defending his title against Iranian Kamal Shalorus.
The CEO of One Fighting Championship Victor Cui Stated:
“ONE FC: REIGN OF CHAMPIONS is set to be the biggest night in the history of mixed martial arts! A historic four ONE FC World Championships will be on the line on 29 August and will feature some of the greatest mixed martial artists from all over the world. Shinya Aoki is the greatest grappler in mixed martial arts but he will be tested when he takes on Kamal Shalorus, who has been on a tear since joining ONE FC. Fans are in store for a historic night featuring world class and adrenaline-pumping mixed martial arts action!”
What makes the One FC reign of Champions so unique is the profile of fighters on the card, The Female bout will boast Ana Julaton, the first Filipina boxer to win the women’s WBO Super Bantamweight and IBA Super Bantamweight World Championships, Ana will be going up against Malaysia’s first MMA pro fighter Ann ‘Athena’ Osman.
In addition to having fighters from all over the world the One FC is sourcing talent from within the UAE, with recent signing of Vaughn Donayre from the Philippines who is currently fighting out of Dubai.
Vaughn Donayre stated:
“This is the fight of my life, this is a dream come true for me. O man this is the One FC, expect me to bring it on August 29th. there is no other way”
In addition the card will also include renowned mixed martial arts superstar, UFC veteran and one of the most recognizable faces in the sport Roger Huerta, who began his career impressively by winning 20 of his first 23 bouts, before moving on to star in several movies. Huerta is determined to return to mixed martial arts action with a bang, but will face a stern test in the undefeated up-and-comer, Christian Holley.
Loren Mach of the One Fc told us:
“This card is action packed, ten fights, twenty fighters from all over the world. We are probably going to see the first Emirati fighter competing at a very high level of mixed martial arts & he’s going to happen to be on the greatest fight cards ever put together in MMA. It’s all taking place in Dubai, world trade center. No Better Place to Be.”
Al Batal the official MMA network partner of the One Fc in the Middle East, told Fighting Lifestyle UAE:
“Al Batal will be aiding ONE FC in connecting with the local MMA community & working together to grow the sport in the region. Ultimately ONE FC & Al Batal are working together to bridge the gap between the global MMA industry & the Middle East.”