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First One FC Tournament, Kicking Off on September 3

Written on July 29, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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One FC - the UFC of Asia - will stage its first tournament with Champions vs Champions on September 3, in Kallang, Singapore.

will hold its first tournament with on September 3. The said event will take place in Kallang, Singapore’s Singapore Indoor Stadium with a live webcast at .com. ’s Champions vs Champions carries a 10-bout card, which includes UFC veterans, title holders from premier Asia Pacific fight promotions, and notable fighters of various disciplines.

As One FC Founder and CEO, , explains:

“For lack of a better analogy, One Fighting Championship is the UFC of Asia, but with a focus on the best Asian fighters. I have a simple philosophy: I just want the best Asian fighters in Asia on our show. I don’t care if it’s a guy or a girl. If you’re a world champion martial artist and you want to let it all hang in the cage, then I want you. If you are the baddest fighter in your country in Asia, then I want you. If you think you’re the best MMA fighter, then I want you. One Fighting Championship is about the best Asian fighters competing on the biggest Asian stage.”

However, One Fighting Championship will not use the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. Moreover, expect the promotion to hit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Macau and many others in its next events.

The promotion is also said to be in negotiation with prominent fighters from dissipating Japanese scene, and has close ties with Singapore’s Evolve MMA Team. Additional TV deals could also place the promotion in billions of Asian homes by the end of the year.

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