Filipino ONE FC fighters ready to defend their honor

Atrium, SM Mall of Asia , Pasay City-Philippines

Filipino fighter Mr. Eugene Toquero and Malaysian counterpart Mr. Gianni Subba

Flyweight bout: Mr.  Eugene Toquero (56.7 kg/ 125 lbs)  versus Mr. Gianni Subba (56.7 kg/ 125 lbs) from Malaysia

 media , bloggers and photo- journalists together with thousands of adoring fans, passers-by were treated by the organizers to a special weight-in , a day before the actual fight commence.  The venue is the sprawling SM – Mall of Asia -atrium area, where 1 month ago a press conference was held .

Ms. Ana” The Hurricane ” Julaton and Ms. Aya Saeid Saber of Egypt

Flyweight bout: Ms. Ana Julaton (56.7 kg/ 125 lbs) vs. Aya Saeid Saber (56.4 kg/ 124 lbs)

Mr. Eduard Folayang versus Mr. Kotetsu Boku of Japan

Lightweight bout bout:  Eduard Folayang (70 kg/ 154 lbs) versus Mr. Kotetsu Boku (69.7 kg/ 153 lbs) of Japan.

Ms. Jujeath Nagaowa vs.  Ms. Jeet Toshi from India

Atomweight Bout: Ms. Jujeath Nagaowa (48 kg / 105 lbs) versus Ms. Jeet Toshi (47 kg / 104 lbs) from India

Mr. Leandro Ataides and Mr. Tatsuya Mizuno

Middleweight bout:  Mr. Leandro Ataides (83.6 kg/ 184 lbs) versus Tatsuya Mizuno (83.6 kg/ 184 lbs)

Heavyweight bout:  Mr James McSweeney (109 kg/ 240 lbs) versus Chris Lokteff (114.5 kg/ 251 lbs)

Mr. Rey Docyogen and Mr. Joshua Alvarez from Guam

Flyweight bout:  Rey Docyogen (56.1 kg/ 124 lbs) versus Joshua Alvarez (55.9 kg/ 123 lbs)

Mr. Yusuke Kawanago  (Japan ) and Rob Lisita ( Australia )

Featherweight bout:  Mr. Yusuke Kawanago (65.3 kg/ 144 lbs) versus Mr. Rob Lisita (65.5 kg/ 144 lbs)

Mr. Bibinano Fernandes of Brazil  ( defending champion)  and Mr. Masaketsu Ueda 

ONE FC Bantamweight World Championship bout: Bibiano Fernandes (61.0 kg/ 134 lbs) vs. Masakatsu Ueda (61.2 kg / 134 lbs)

A Filipino ONE FC fan holding several tickets for redemption ( Petron )

Everyone is excited for the weight-in of the fighters , long queues of fans awaiting for the ticket redemption at the secretariat area.

long lines of fans eagerly waiting for their tickets 

The much anticipation and the loud screaming voices at the SM Atrium can foretell tomorrow’s event will surely mark an indelible ink in ONE FC’s history.

ONE FC ringside ladies

To add more heat to the event, beautiful ONE- FC ladies were on hand to for photo opportunities and autograph signing opportunities .

a lucky Filipino fan was able to lined-up and take a souvenir shot with his favorite ring side ladies

Japanese ONE FC  fighters -gamely pose for a souvenir shot

Mr. Ronny Turiaf of NBA was spotted

This is also the time for fans to have their posters and limited edition souvenir magazine to be autograph by their favorite fighters . Try to buy tickets in all SM tickets outlets, While there are still some left !

Malaysian Star SUBBA AIRS WARNING TO TOQUERO: DO NOT BE MISLED BY MY GOOD LOOKS

Mr. Gianni Suba

Do not be misled by my good looks. This was the warning given by undefeated Malaysian mixed martial arts contender Gianni Subba to Filipino Eugene Toquero.
Subba will bring to the cage a competitiveness and tenacity that made him
undefeated so far in his last three professional fights under the ONE
Fighting Championship (ONE FC) banner.
“The competitiveness of the sport really got me into MMA. Also watching my fellow Malaysian peers compete in great organizations like ONE FC made me really want to challenge myself,” Subba said.

Mr. Gianni Subba together with the other ONE FC fighters

Subba will be facing Toquero, a tough and more experienced Filipino
fighter who has also a string of victories before falling last December in
the ONE FC event at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena.

The Hawaii-born Malaysian is confident he will defeat Tuquero on May 2 at
ONE FC: Rise of Heroes, also at the MOA Arena, owing to certain advantages
in his skills. “I believe that I have more tools than Toquero and I will be able to mix things up better,” Subba said. At the young age of 22, the Malaysian is already being labelled as a well-rounded fighter with a solid offensive ground game that complements an excellent striking.

Mr. Subba together with Toquero

This was proven in his professional MMA debut at ONE FC 6: Rise of Kings in October 2012 in Singapore where he scored a knockout over hometown favorite Bruce Loh in just 33 seconds of the first round. He then dominated his next two bouts in Malaysia.
Subba is aware of his good looks, which could easily endear him to fans,
but he is more concerned about making a lasting impression as a fighter and
entertaining spectators during fights.

Mr. Gianni Subba

When told he looks more like a teen idol than an MMA fighter, Subba
quipped: “I suppose that’s a good thing and if it helps me get the Filipino
fans on my side then great! I’ll try to put on an exciting fight!”
He said he is not rushing himself to fight for a belt as he wants first to
fully develop his skills. “Personally I would like more time to develop
myself into a more complete mixed martial artist.”

Subba, who is thinking of finishing a college course, has this to say to
the present generation: “I’m not the wisest person, but I guess I can say
from experience that whatever you want to go into you can do it. It will
not be easy and there will be many better or more talented than you, but if
you just keep at it I guarantee many opportunities will come.”
The fighter spent his first two years as a kid in Laie, Hawaii, before
moving to Kathmandu, Nepal where his dad is living, then to Malaysia where his mom is from. He lived in Malaysia for 12 years before he and his
brother were sent to the US to finish high school. He did a year of college
in Hawaii before heading back to Malaysia.
According to Subba, his idols are his mother and father who helped him
where he is today.
As to being idolized, the Malaysian said: “I don’t want to be idolized. If
somehow what I do can help people get off their butts and work hard, that
would be nice.”

One Fighting Championship in Manila to be held on May 2, 2014

SM MOA Atrium, Pasay City-Philippines

press conference crowd

One Fighting Championship ( ONE FC) is considered as one of the most popular and largest mixed martial arts organization with about 90% market share returns to the Philippines for another round of blockbuster event .

Mr. Anthony Suntay

The program emcee is a well-known sports commentator, columnist and television personality

L-R Mr. Gianni Subba, Mr. Yusuke Kawanago, Mr. Masakatsu Ueda, Mr.Victor Cui -CEO  of One Fighting Championship , Mr. Bibiano Fernandes , Mr. Rob Lisita and Mr. Eugene Toquero

Mr. Bibiano Fernandes

He had a record of 15- 3-0 , His nickname is ” The Flash ” , and Nationality is Brazilian . He is one of the best bantamweights in the world. He is currently ranked as the #4 Bantamweight in the world by MMA Weekly.

 

 Mr. Gianni Subba and Mr. Eugene Toquero

Mr. Eugene Toquero is a hometown fan favorite who hails from the province of Cebu.  He has impressed since making his debut in 2012. A keen martial artist, Toquero was a member of the Muay Thai national team before his transition to mixed martial arts. He has a penchant for finishing his opponent and has won all of his bouts by TKO. Fighting in his home country in front of about 22,000 screaming fans at the Mall of Asia Arena will give Toquero added motivation to defeat Subba in their Flyweight contest.

Mr. Gianni Subba

Mr. Gianni Subba can be mistaken for K-POP or J-Pop artist. This was according to some media reporters .  But, his cute face and pretty smiles will not fool anyone !  He knocked down Singaporean veteran Mr. Bruce Loh out cold, silencing the home crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.  He is from Malaysia and he started his training barely 3 years ago , He had a record of 3-0-0 , standing 175cm or 5’8 feet . He trained at Klinch MMA.

  L-R Masakatsu Ueda , Mr. Victor Cui and Mr. Bibiano Fernandes

Masakatsu Ueda is the former Shooto Featherweight Champion, He defended successfully three times. He has an outstanding 18-2-2 record which marks him out as being one of the best Bantamweights in the world. He was also a very successful collegiate wrestler who won numerous national wrestling competitions in Japan as well as the All Japan Shooto Grappling Championship.

Mr. Bibiano Fernandes

 Mr. Bibiano Fernandes  is  the most decorated mixed martial artist in the world today with a record of 15-3-0 tuck into his belt . A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt with multiple world Jiu-Jitsu tournament wins. He acquired his nickname ” The Flash” . He is 170 cm or 5’7 feet . He added the title of One FC bantamweight World Champion to the list with a victory over previous champion Mr. Soo Chul last October 2013.

Mr. Yusuke Kawanago and Mr. Rob Lisita face -off

Mr. Rob Lisita is the best Featherweight to emerge from Australia. He has fought in numerous smaller organizations and after chalking up an impressive record of six wins and only 1 loss or 13-5-0 record . He will now face a step up in competition as he steps into the cage of Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization for the first time.

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 event will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.
For more updates on ONE Fighting Championship, please visit www.onefc.com and follow Instagram and Twitter @ONEFCMMA and Facebook @ www.facebook.com/ONEFCMMA.

Pre-sale tickets for ONE FC: Rise of Heroes are available now at www.smtickets.com – See more at: http://www.heliconprojects.com/search?updated-max=2014-03-25T16:08:00-07:00&max-results=2#sthash.3gMlAWDS.dpuf

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 http://www.onefc.livesport.tv. The event will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.

For more updates on ONE Fighting Championship, please visit http://www.onefc.com and follow Instagram and Twitter @ONEFCMMA and Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/ONEFCMMA.

Pre-sale tickets for ONE FC: Rise of Heroes are available now at http://www.smtickets.com

Note: I would like to ” Thank” Mr. Fidel Asor , Ms. Tammy Chan ( Public Relation officer ) for the accommodation extended to us during the press conference.

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 event will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.
For more updates on ONE Fighting Championship, please visit www.onefc.com and follow Instagram and Twitter @ONEFCMMA and Facebook @ www.facebook.com/ONEFCMMA.

Pre-sale tickets for ONE FC: Rise of Heroes are available now at www.smtickets.com – See more at: http://www.heliconprojects.com/search?updated-max=2014-03-25T16:08:00-07:00&max-results=2#sthash.3gMlAWDS.dpuf

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 event will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.
For more updates on ONE Fighting Championship, please visit www.onefc.com and follow Instagram and Twitter @ONEFCMMA and Facebook @ www.facebook.com/ONEFCMMA.

Pre-sale tickets for ONE FC: Rise of Heroes are available now at www.smtickets.com – See more at: http://www.heliconprojects.com/search?updated-max=2014-03-25T16:08:00-07:00&max-results=2#sthash.3gMlAWDS.dpuf

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