Fight Network Inks 5-Year TV Deal with ONE Fighting Championship, to Air ONE FC 7 LIVE on Feb. 2

 

Fight Network Inks 5-Year TV Deal with ONE Fighting Championship, to Air ONE FC 7 LIVE on Feb. 2

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, has signed a long-term multi-platform programming partnership with ONE Fighting Championship, Asia’s preeminent mixed martial arts organization. The five-year partnership will include live broadcasts of all ONE FC events on Fight Network, exclusively in Canada.

Fight Network has aired previous events from ONE FC, but the new deal will feature upcoming shows airing live in their entirety, beginning with ONE FC 7: Return of Warriors on February 2 at Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The live broadcast of ONE FC 7: Return of Warriors is headlined by an all-Filipino clash for the vacant ONE FC featherweight title, as Honorio Banario (7-1) takes on undefeated Eric Kelly (9-0).

In other action, Shinichi “BJ” Kojima (12-5-5) takes on Rey Docyogen (10-0) in a flyweight title eliminator, South African kickboxer Vuyisile Colossa (5-3) meets Hawaiian prospect Lowen Tynanes (2-0) in a lightweight bout, Malaysian lightweight up-and-comer Peter Davis (5-1) battles undefeated Leo Krishna (2-0), plus welterweights Adam Shahir Kayoom (3-1) and Zuli Silawanto (6-5) will collide.

The ONE FC bantamweight tournament continues as veteran Ryan “The Lion” Diaz (13-13) meets Thanh Vu (2-1). The winner joins Jens Pulver, Masakatsu Ueda and Kevin Belingon in the semifinals.

ONE FC 7: Return of Warriors will also feature a four-man Malaysian featherweight tournament, pitting Raymond Tiew (5-2) against Melvin Yeoh (6-1) and A.J. Lias Mansor (1-2) against Jian Kai Chee (3-4).

“Fight Network is delighted to extend our deal with ONE FC, a world-class organization with tremendous production value and matchmaking,” said Chad Midgley, VP of Programming & Production at Fight Network. “ONE FC is leading the pack for MMA in Asia and the five-year partnership will ensure our viewers won’t miss a beat as we continue to deliver the best in international mixed martial arts content.

The full fight card for ONE FC 7: Return of Warriors includes:

ONE FC Featherweight Championship
Honorio Banario (7-1) vs. Eric Kelly (9-0)

ONE FC Flyweight Eliminator
Shinichi Kojima (12-5-5) vs. Rey Docyogen (10-0)

Lightweight Bout
Vuyisile Colossa (5-3) vs. Lowen Tynanes (2-0)

Lightweight Bout
Leo Krishna (2-0) vs. Peter Davis (5-1)

Welterweight Bout
Adam Shahir Kayoom (3-1) vs. Zuli Silawanto (6-5)

ONE FC Bantamweight Quarterfinal
Ryan Diaz (13-13) vs. Thanh Vu (2-1)

ONE FC Malaysian Featherweight Semifinal
Melvin Yeoh (6-1) vs. Raymond Tiew (4-2)

ONE FC Malaysian Featherweight Semifinal
Jian Kai Chee (3-4) vs. A.J. Lias Mansour (1-2)

Flyweight Bout
Saiful Merican (0-0) vs. Gianni Subba (1-0)

Light Heavyweight Bout
Antonio Romulo (1-0) vs. Jake Butler (0-0)

For a full listing of Fight Network’s broadcast schedule, please visit tv.fightnetwork.com.

For More Information Contact:

Fight Network
Chad Midgley
VP Programming & Production
chad@fightnetwork.com
www.fightnetwork.com

About Fight Network: 

Fight Network (http://www.fightnetwork.com) is the world’s premier 24/7 TV channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, including fights, fighters, fight news and fight lifestyle.  The channel is carried in Canada nationally on all major cable, satellite and telco systems in Canada and internationally via YouTube. Fight Network is available on multiple global platforms, including its website, YouTube page, mobile phone apps and radio program ‘Live Audio Wrestling.’

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