Category Archives: Asian MMA News

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP TELEVISION RATINGS SHOW INCREDIBLE GROWTH IN LAST THREE YEARS

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP TELEVISION RATINGS SHOW INCREDIBLE GROWTH IN LAST THREE YEARS ONE CHAMPIONSHIP TELEVISION RATINGS SHOW INCREDIBLE GROWTH IN LAST THREE YEARS 25 April 2017 – Singapore: Over the past three years, ONE Championship, the largest sports media property in Asian history, has seen incredible growth rates in both television viewership and social media engagement — a testament to the rapid rise of the promotion in worldwide households and the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) as a whole. In data released by Nielsen, Facebook and Repucom, ONE Championship has shown exponential growth from 2014 to 2017. The data shows that ONE has come from 352 million social media impressions to 4-billion, marking an increase of over 11 times the previous tally. With the rise of digital and online video, ONE has also catapulted their numbers from 312 thousand to a whopping 314 million. That’s more...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 039 update: Ham Seo-Hee vs Kurobe Mina for the ROAD FC Women’s Atomweight Championship

Xiaomi ROAD FC 039 update: Ham Seo-Hee vs Kurobe Mina for the ROAD FC Women’s Atomweight Championship Xiaomi ROAD FC 039 update: Ham Seo-Hee to face DEEP Champion Kurobe Mina for the ROAD FC Women’s Atomweight Championship For immediate release: April 25, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces that Ham Seo-Hee will return to her home of South Korea to fight for the inaugural ROAD FC Women’s Atomweight Championship against Kurobe Mina, the current DEEP -48kg Champion. The match will be the main event for Xiaomi ROAD FC 039 which will take place onJune 10, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. Xiaomi ROAD FC 039 was previously announced for May 20 with the main event being the Middleweight title rematch between Champion Cha Jung-Hwan and Choi Young, but Cha has torn his shoulder and will need lengthy rehabilitation. Therefore, due to injuries...

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EDUARD FOLAYANG RETAINS ONE LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION OVER EV TING

EDUARD FOLAYANG RETAINS ONE LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION OVER EV TING 21 April 2017 – Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), sent shockwaves throughout the capacity crowd at the state-of-the-art Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines with another exciting evening of world-class mixed martial arts action. ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY showcased a series of compelling bouts, punctuated by a thrilling main event that left fans on the edge of their seats. In the main event, Eduard Folayang successfully defended his ONE Lightweight World Championship, defeating Ev Ting by unanimous decision. In the main event of ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY, Eduard Folayang retained his ONE Lightweight World Championship with a masterful display of striking to defeat top Malaysian lightweight Ev “E.T.” Ting. Operating behind his world-class wushu stance, Folayang dazzled with his trademark variety of lightning...

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ONE Championship. MMA News. WMMA News, MMA

ONE Championship. MMA News. WMMA News, MMA ANGELA LEE DEFENDS ONE WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST ISTELA NUNES BEN ASKREN TAKES ON AGILAN THANI IN CO-MAIN EVENT OF ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES ADDITIONAL BOUTS CONFIRMED FOR 26 MAY IN SINGAPORE   17 April 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has announced its return to the Singapore Indoor Stadium with a spectacular card scheduled for Friday, 26 May. ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES is set to play host to the absolute best in local and international mixed martial arts talent as ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee of Singapore defends her title against top contender Istela Nunes of Brazil in the main event. In the co-main event, ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren will return to the ONE Championship cage to defend his title against rising...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 Official Results: Kim Soo-Chul is the new Bantamweight Champion

Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 Official Results: Kim Soo-Chul is the new Bantamweight Champion Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 Official Results: Kim Soo-Chul becomes the new Bantamweight Champion For immediate release:   April 15, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the Official Results for Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 which took place on April 15, 2017 at the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea.   In the main event ROAD FC Bantamweight Championship, Kim Soo-Chul and Kim Min-Woo went the distance in a grueling contrast of styles. Soo-Chul played it smart against the rangier striker Min-Woo by constantly getting inside, wrestling and throwing him to the ground, where he landed as much damage as he could. On the scorecards, the points ran in Soo-Chul’s direction, and he became the new ROAD FC Bantamweight Champion.   Bantamweight Champion Kim Soo-Chul said, “I am really happy. I worked hard, but...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 Official Weigh In results

Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 Official Weigh In results Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 Official Weigh In results   For immediate release:   April 14, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the Official weigh in results for Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 on April 15, 2017 at the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea.   In the main event for the ROAD FC Bantamweight title, Kim Soo-Chul and Kim Min-Woo both made weight.   Kim Min-Woo said, “Tomorrow will be my first championship match. I always train very earnestly. I have to win for my family, my mom is very sick.”   Kim Soo-Chul said, “Finally, I’m here. I have the bantamweight championship match. Former champ Lee Yun-Jun, my coach Jung Mun-Hong, and my teammates always help me, so I don’t think I can be defeated. Tomorrow I will win as fast as possible so I can go...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 update: Nam Yui-Chul faces late-notice Tom Santos, Mike Bronzoulis out of match

Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 update: Nam Yui-Chul faces late-notice Tom Santos, Mike Bronzoulis out of match Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 update: Nam Yui-Chul faces late-notice Tom Santos, Mike Bronzoulis out of match For immediate release: April 12, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces a replacement fighter for former ROAD FC Champion Nam Yui-Chul in his International Trials bout at Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 on April 15, 2017 at the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. As previously announced, Nam Yui-Chul (18-6-1, Sanae Nam MMA) was set to return to fighting in Korea with his trials match for the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament against Legacy Champion Mike Bronzoulis (18-9-1, Revolution). Unfortunately, a personal matter has prevented Bronzoulis from arriving in time for the event. The short notice replacement will be Tom Santos (8-3, Brazilian Thai). He has a Muay Thai and kickboxing record of...

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BOUT UPDATES ANNOUNCED FOR ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY IN MANILA

BOUT UPDATES ANNOUNCED FOR ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY IN MANILA BOUT UPDATES ANNOUNCED FOR ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY IN MANILA HONORIO BANARIO TAKES ON JAROSLAV JARTIM WHILE CHRISTIAN LEE FACES WAN JIAN PING 12 April 2017 – Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced updates to bouts scheduled for ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY. Team Lakay lightweight veteran Honorio “The Rock” Banario will now take on Jaroslav Jartim of Czech Republic as original opponent Rob Lisita has pulled out of the bout due to personal reasons. In addition, top featherweight prospect Christian “The Warrior” Lee of Singapore will now face Wan Jian Ping of China after Lee’s original opponent Keanu Subba suffered an injury during training camp. Ticket information for ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY is available at www.onefc.com Team Lakay’s Honorio “The Rock” Banario has long been one...

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BEN ASKREN TAKES ON AGILAN THANI IN CO-MAIN EVENT OF ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES

BEN ASKREN TAKES ON AGILAN THANI IN CO-MAIN EVENT OF ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES BEN ASKREN TAKES ON AGILAN THANI IN CO-MAIN EVENT OF ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES   07 April 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced a blockbuster co-main event bout at ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES. ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren will return to the ONE Championship cage to defend his title against rising young Malaysian star Agilan “Alligator” Thani. ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES is set for 26 May at the Singapore Indoor Stadium and will also feature ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee taking on challenger Istela Nunes of Brazil in the main event.   Ticket information for ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES is available at www.onefc.com   Victor Cui, CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “We are excited to announce...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 XX: Ham Seo-Hee returns to Korea for the ROAD FC Women’s Atomweight Championship

Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 XX: Ham Seo-Hee returns to Korea for the ROAD FC Women’s Atomweight Championship Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 XX: Ham Seo-Hee returns to Korea for the ROAD FC Women’s Atomweight Championship For immediate release: April 3, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces that the second all-female MMA card Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 XX will take place on June 11, 2017 in the Grand Hilton Convention Centre in Seoul, South Korea. The Main Event will be the return of Ham Seo-Hee to her home of Korea to fight for the inaugural ROAD FC Women’s Atomweight Championship. Ham Seo-Hee (17-8, Team MAD) is the pioneer for women’s MMA in South Korea. She made her professional MMA debut 10 years ago in Deep 28 Impact against Hisae Watanabe, won by decision, and became a new force in women’s MMA. Over the next 7 years, Ham...

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