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.

 

ONE FC: Honor and Glory

poster of the event

CEO of ONE Fighting Championship Victor Cui stated, “After months of anticipation, ONE FC will return to Singapore with another explosive night of world-class mixed martial arts action. Fans around the world have been eagerly awaiting the ONE FC debut of top welterweight, Ben Askren. He faces the toughest test of his career when he goes up against another top welterweight, Bakhtiyar Abbasov. ONE FC is redefining the mixed martial arts landscape and close to 12,000 fans will pack out the arena to witness history at ONE FC: HONOR & GLORY!”

Ben Askren is a legend in collegiate wrestling with four All-American awards. He finished his wrestling career at the University of Missouri with a record of 153-8. He has won 91 of those bouts with pins, third most in NCAA Division I history. He also wrestled in the US Olympics team in 2008 before transitioning to mixed martial arts. Since his mixed martial arts debut in 2009, he has won 12 bouts in a row in dominating fashion, winning multiple championships and earning recognition as one of the best welterweights in the world.

Bakhtiyar Abbasov is the best mixed martial artist to ever emerge from the eastern European country of Azerbaijan. He has defeated the best in Europe and has decided to come to Asia in search of new challenges. He will get all he can handle in wrestling legend Askren. The balanced knockouts and submission victories on his record is a testament to his versatility and predatory instincts, which will come in handy as he tries to become the first man in history to defeat Askren in a mixed martial arts bout. He has traditionally competed as a middleweight but has set his sights on the ONE FC Welterweight division.

Caros Fodor was one of the top Lightweights in Strikeforce where he ran up an impressive record and was on course for a title shot. A Muay Thai champion and submission grappling champion, he has gone to battle with some of the best in the business and wants to introduce himself to fight fans in Singapore with a spectacular performance.

Willy Ni is a Shooto veteran from the Netherlands. He has faced some of the best Lightweights in Europe, including British slugger, Dan Hardy. He is especially proficient with his grappling skills, having finished nine of his opponents by submission. He gets an opportunity to add another big name to his resume when he takes on the versatile and exciting Fodor.

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.”

Fan Favorite Edward Folayang, Jujeath Nagaowa and Eugene Toquero media workout

Ultimate Fitness, G/F Metrowalk, Ortigas Avenue Pasig City – Philippines

signage

Mr. Eduard Folayang made his professional debut in the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC), on June 30, 2007 ,  the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in the Philippines. The Baguio native fought undefeated welterweight champion Allan Co and defeated him by TKO in round 1. With the win, Folayang became the new title holder.

Mr. Eduard Folayang showing his fighting form

Eduard “Landslide” Folayang is the URCC Welterweight Champion and is
beloved in the Philippines for winning numerous gold medals at Wushu and for representing Filipino warriors on the largest stage in Asian MMA. Known for his fearless fighting style and indomitable spirit, he is a fan-favorite with multiple come-from-behind wins.

Mr. Eduard Folayang with his sparring partner

Mr. Eduard Folayang and Mr. Eugene Toquero training

He has beaten top fighters such as A Sol Kwon, Vincent  Latoel and Felipe Enomoto since joining ONE FC, and is now looking to take a step further in his MMA career by facing former ONE FC Lightweight WorldChampion, Kotetsu “No Face” Boku, in front of  over 20,000 home fans at ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES.

Mr. Eugene Toquero

Mr. Eugene Toquero told the media groups , freelance journalists and social media writers that he had more fighting experience compared to Mr. Gianni Subba of Malaysia.

Ms. Jujeath Nagaowa 

Ms. Jujealth Nagaowa is also training very hard , She will face a heavy opponent from India.

Mr. Geoff Eigenman

We saw Mr. Geoff Eigenman and he gladly pose for us a souvenir shot. Aside from Mr. Geoff Eigenman, We also saw Ms. Bella Padilla, Ms. Sharah Lahbati, Mr. Luis Manzano.

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.

Website: http://onefc.com/

 

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