ONE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO INDONESIA ON 13 SEPTEMBER FROM ISTORA SENAYAN IN JAKARTA
YASUHIRO URUSHITANI TO FACE SHINICHI KOJIMA FOR THE ONE FC FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
PLUS: INDONESIA VS MALAYSIA RIVALRY REIGNITED WITH TWO UNDERCARD BOUTS
CATCH ALL THE ACTION LIVE ON STAR SPORTS AND ON PAY-PER-VIEW AT WWW.ONEFC.LIVESPORT.TV
11 June 2013 – JAKARTA: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC) returns to Indonesia on Friday, 13 September, with a fight card headlined by the highly anticipated ONE FC Flyweight World Championship title bout which will be contested by Japanese veterans Shinichi Kojima and Yasuhiro Urushitani. Plus, the fierce sporting rivalry between Indonesia and Malaysia is reignited as Indonesia’s Stefer Rahardian and Vincent Majid faces Malaysia’s Raymond Tan and Eugenio Tan respectively on the largest stage in Asian MMA. All the action takes place at the 15,000-seater Istora Senayan in what is expected to be the biggest fight card the country has ever seen.
CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™ Victor Cui stated, “ONE FC will be back in Jakarta on 13 September with a stacked fight card that is sure to get the adrenaline pumping for the passionate Indonesian fight fans. This event is one of the largest sporting events in the history of Indonesia and features the two best Flyweights in Asia squaring off with the first ONE FC Flyweight World Championship title belt on the line. More than 15,000 fans will pack out the Istora Senayan to witness the greatest sporting spectacle in the world.”
Tickets for Jakarta will be on sale at Kiostix (www.kiostix.com) from 11 June onwards. Ticket categories begin with the full Red Carpet and cage-side experience for VIPs at IDR 2,500,000. Tickets priced at IDR 1,500,00, IDR 750,000, IDR 500,000, IDR 250,000 and IDR 150,000 are also available. All applicable service charges apply.
Fans from around the world can witness the action online via live streaming at www.onefc.livesport.tv. The first two undercard fights are available for viewing free-of-charge and the main card fights will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.
Yasuhiro Urushitani is one of the most respected mixed martial artists in the Flyweight division. He has fought all over the world and is a former Shooto Bantamweight Champion who is renowned for his accurate counter strikes and slick submissions. Since his debut in 2001, he has racked up a record of 20 wins, six losses, and six draws. He earned his ONE FC title shot by defeating Filipino standout Rey Docyogen in Manila on 31 May. He is set to face another former Shooto Bantamweight Champion in Shinichi Kojima to determine the king of the Asian Flyweight division.
Urushitani and Kojima have already fought each other twice, with both fights ending in a draw. This rubber match will crown a new world champion and determine the winner of their trilogy. Kojima is one of the best Flyweights in the world. He had a three-year undefeated streak while he was Shooto Bantamweight Champion and has been ranked as the best in the world in his weight class. He submitted Rey Docyogen in Kuala Lumpur on 2 February and has been eagerly awaiting his shot at the coveted ONE FC World Championship title.
Vincent Majid is a national Judo champion, a four-time submission grappling champion and is ranked top 10 in his weight class at combat sambo. Known as “Jack Hammer” because of the power with which he hits, Majid is tipped to score some spectacular stoppages in the ONE FC cage and this Indonesian giant will be looking to get his professional career off to the best possible start on13 September to prove that he is a serious contender for the first ever ONE FC Light Heavyweight World Championship title.
Eugenio Tan was born and raised in Malaysia but is of mixed parentage with his father hailing from the mountains of Baguio in the Philippines. He has a strong base in boxing and has also developed his skills in Muay Thai. He has never been stopped or submitted and with three fights under his belt already, he is gaining a reputation as one of the best light heavyweights in Malaysia.
Stefer Rahardian is a BJJ phenomenon who has won numerous medals at submission grappling competitions and is already a familiar face on the podium having frequently claimed gold medals in grappling tournaments competing at well above his natural weight. He trains under Indonesia’s legendary grappling coach Niko Han, Indonesia’s first ever BJJ black belt at the vaunted Synergy gym in Jakarta.
Raymond Tan is a founding member of Penang Top Team and ranked as one of the best Bantamweights in Malaysia. He initially began training in Taekwondo before he moved into mixed martial arts as he grew older. He will be looking to use his long reach to devastating effect with crisp striking and signature kicks when he faces Stefer Rahardian on 13 September in Jakarta.
About ONE Fighting Championship™
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