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 !

ONE FC : Ms. Ana ” The Hurricane ” Julaton Versus Aya Saeid Saber

 Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, has finalized the lineup for the blockbuster ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES event with the addition of a bout between boxing world champion Ana Julaton and Egyptian kickboxing champion Aya Saeid Saber.  

 

 

Tickets for ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES are on sale now at SM Tickets (www.smtickets.com). Ticket categories begin with the full Red Carpet and cageside experience for VIPs at PHP 6,360 followed by Patron PHP 3,180, Lower Box PHP 1,280, Upper Box PHP 640 and General Admission PHP 220.

 

 

CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™ Victor Cui stated, “ONE FC is returning to the Philippines with a night of exciting mixed martial arts action! Filipino fight fans have been clamoring to see Ana Julaton in action for years and their wait is finally over as Julaton will make her mixed martial arts debut opposite kickboxing champion Aya Saeid Saber. This explosive bout completes the lineup for ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES. Fans all over the world can look forward to a night of world class mixed martial arts action as ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES comes to you live from the Philippines!”

 

Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton is the first Filipina boxer to win the women’s WBO Super Bantamweight and IBA Super Bantamweight World Championships. Julaton’s signing with ONE FC marks her first step to becoming a two-sport athlete. Her overpowering attacks in the ring earned her the nickname “The Hurricane” and made her a fan favorite in the Philippines. It took her only five professional bouts to win a championship in boxing and she hopes her mixed martial arts career will be equally successful.

 

Ana Julaton is excited to compete in the Philippines for the first time. She stated, “Aya Saber is an experienced MMA warrior and champion in kickboxing. I know she will bring her very best on May 2nd. I’m training for my ONE FC homecoming fight in Manila harder than ever before and what gives me strength through my ups and downs are the hearts of my Kababayon all over.”

 

  Aya Saeid Saber is an Egyptian kickboxing champion who has conquered the kickboxing scene in the Middle East. Saber now sets her sights on scaling ONE FC’s highly competitive female circuit. She combines explosive kicks with steadily improving takedown skills.  This is a clash of striking styles and Saber is relishing her opportunity to upstage Julaton and upset the boxing world champion in front of her 20,000-strong Filipino home crowd.

 

  Saber stated, “I am excited and honored to be the first female mixed martial artist from Egypt to compete in ONE FC. I can’t wait to get into the cage and beat Ana and make my fight team and family proud. Unlike Ana, I am not new to MMA. Be careful Ana, you are entering my world. I’m coming!”

 

  Fans in the Philippines can catch all the action live on FOX Sports Philippines while the rest of Asia can catch 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 on Instagram and Twitter @ONEFCMMA and Facebook atwww.facebook.com/ONEFCMMA.

 

About ONE FC
With a 90%+ market share in Asia, ONE Fighting Championship is Asia’s largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization. Headquartered in Singapore, the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization 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.