ONE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP™ FINALIZES FIGHT CARD FOR
ONE FC: KOJIMA VS LEONE ON 13 SEPTEMBER FROM ISTORA SENAYAN IN JAKARTA INDONESIA
HEAVYWEIGHTS CLASH AS MAHMOUD HASSAN TAKES ON
PLUS: INDONESIAN GRAPPLER MAX METINO MEETS CAMBODIAN KHMER BOXING CHAMPION LONG SOPHY AND BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU WORLD CHAMPION ALMIRO BARROS FIGHTS AUSTRALIAN-VIETNAMESE KIAN PHAM
CATCH ALL THE ACTION IN ASIA LIVE ON STAR SPORTS AND AROUND THE WORLD ON PAY-PER-VIEW AT WWW.ONEFC.LIVESPORT.TV
02 August 2013 – Singapore: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC) returns to Indonesia on Friday, 13 September, with a finalized fight card that includes a featured undercard bout between veteran Caros Fodor and undefeated South Korean Yang Seung Ho. Three other bouts have also been added to the card. In the final main card bout, it will be a clash of goliaths as Muay Thai champion Alain Ngalani meets Egyptian boxing expert Mahmoud Hassan in the 120kg division. The final two undercard bouts feature renowned Indonesian grappler Max Metino facing Khmer boxing champion Long Sophy from Cambodia and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Almiro Barros takes on Australia’s Kian Pham. More than 15,000 fans are expected to pack the Istora Senayan Stadium 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 an exciting fight card that is sure to keep the Indonesian fans on the edge of their seats. The card will be headlined by a Flyweight bout between Shinichi Kojima and Andrew Leone. The four bouts added today feature champions from all over the world and is testament to the depth of ONE FC’s roster. Packed from top to bottom with exciting fights this fight card promises fans in Istora Senayan a night of adrenalin-pumping world-class MMA action. Don’t miss it!”
Tickets for ONE FC: KOJIMA VS LEONE are on sale now at Kiostix (www.kiostix.com). Ticket categories begin with the full Red Carpet and cage-side experience for VVIPs at IDR 2,500,000. Tickets priced at
IDR 1,500,000, IDR 750,000, IDR 500,000, and IDR 250,000 are also available. All applicable service charges apply.
Fans in Asia can catch all the action live on STAR Sports. Check your local listings. Also, fans from around the world can witness the action online via live streaming at www.onefc.livesport.tv. The first four undercard fights are available for viewing free-of-charge and the main card fights will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.
Mahmoud Hassan is a heavyweight boxer training out of Naser City, Egypt. Hassan possesses deadly power in both massive hands and is ready to knock out any opponent who is foolhardy enough to accept a fight with him. He will be the first Egyptian to step into the largest platform in Asian MMA and will be looking to do his country proud inside the famed ONE FC cage.
Hassan faces kickboxing champion Alain Ngalani. Born in Cameroon, Ngalani now calls Hong Kong home after living in the city for more than 10 years. He has amassed an incredible kickboxing record that includes two Muay Thai world championships. Ngalani will be making his ONE FC debut together with his brother, James Kouame, whose bout with Jake Butler has earlier been announced.
Indonesia will have another representative on September 13 as grappling expert Max Metino faces Khmer boxing champion Long Sophy. Metino is a pioneer of mixed martial arts in Indonesia and has coached and mentored numerous mixed martial artists. Sophy is a legend in the Cambodian martial art of Bokator, also known as Khmer boxing. This promises to be a clash of styles as the experienced grappler from Indonesia faces the highly touted striker from Cambodia.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Almiro Barros will be making his mixed martial arts debut as he faces Australian-Vietnamese Kian Pham. Barros trains out of the famed Evolve MMA in Singapore while Kian Pham has established himself as a top Flyweight in Australia. These Flyweights will look to steal the show with a standout performance at ONE FC: KOJIMA VS LEONE.
Caros Fodor is a hard-nosed MMA veteran who served in the United States Marine Corp and did a tour in Kuwait during the Iraq Invasion. Since leaving the service, he has amassed a mixed martial arts record of 7-3 with an exciting style that has made him a fan favorite. Fodor remained the top ranked Lightweight in Strikeforce throughout his career there and is now looking to extend his winning ways by using his trademark reckless abandon to propel him to his first victory in Asia in his ONE FC debut. Fodor clashes with “Tommy” Yang Seung Ho, who is undefeated in six professional mixed martial arts bouts so far.
About ONE Fighting Championship™
Headquartered in Singapore, ONE Fighting Championship™ (http://www.onefc.com) is one of the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization. ONE Fighting Championship™ hosts the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Fighting Championship™ has partnered with FOX and STAR Sports for an unprecedented 10-year cable television deal with a coverage that spans 70+ countries across the world.