ONE Fighting Championship, Asia’s largest Mixed Martial Arts organization, held its Press Conference for its August 31st event One FC: “Pride Of A Nation” Wednesday July 18, 2012. The MMA fighting event will be at the Smart Araneta Coliseum featuring some of the most famous MMA fighers: Shinya Aoki, Bibiano Fernandes, Andrei Arlovski, and our very own Eduard Folayang.
The press conference was held at the Discovery Hotel – Magellan Function Room, Ortigas Center, Pasig City around 11:30 am. The press con was packed with TV, print media, new media attendees.
One FC CEO, Victor Cui, led the press conference and presented the fighters:
|L-R: Andrei Arlovski, Shinya Aoki, Bibiano Fernandes, Victor Cui (CEO-One FC), Alvin Aguilar (URCC), Gustavo Falciroli, Eduard Folayang|
Shinya Aoki – Tokyo, Japan (30-6-1)
- Shinya #1 pound for pound king of Asian MMA
- Considered one of the best grapplers in the world
- DREAM Lightweight Champion
- Former Shooto Welterweight Champion
- Top 12 MMA Lightweight Worldwide (SB Nation)
Bibiano Fernandes – Manaus, Brazil (11-3)
- First DREAM Featherweight Champion
- Current DREAM Bantanweight Champion
- 2006 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Gold Medalist
- Top 10 Bantamweight Worldwide (SB Nation)
Eduard Folayang – Baguio City, Philippines (11-2)
- Will defend his nation in Manila
- URCC Welterweight Champion
- 2011 Southeast Asian Games Gold Medal
- #1 Pound for Pound Fighter in Philippines
Andrei Arlovski – Babruysk, Belarus (17-9)
- Former UFC Heavyweight Champion
- Former M-1 MFC European Heavyweight Champion
- Holds notable wins over Tim Sylvia, Ben Rothwell and Fabricio Werdum
Also present were fighters: Gustavo Falciroli and Filipino Eric “The Natural” Kelly.
Victor Cui mentioned some of the fights on the cards:
- Bibiano Fernandes vs Gustavo Falciroli
- Andrei Arlovski vs Soa Palelei
- Eric Kelly vs Jeans Pulver
On the cards as well will be Sinya Aoki to make his One FC debut and our very own Eduard “the Landslide Folayang” is back in action. Their opponents will be announced soon.
Alvin Aguilar of Universal Reality combat Championship (URCC) was also present and discussed about the potential of Filipino fighters to be the next Manny Pacquiao of MMA.
Tickets are now on sale at TicketNet at www.ticketnet.com.ph or at all TicketNet outlets located at SM department stores customer service area and the at Smart Araneta Coliseum ticket booth. For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 911 5555. Tickets are priced at Ph 4,500 for VIP experience seatings that includes Red Carpet entrance as well as access to VIP Lounges. Other tickets are Ph 2,000, Ph 1,000, Ph 650, Ph 500, and Ph 200.
|Photo courtesy of One FC|
This is a milestone event in MMA history not only in Philippines but in Asia as well as the rest of the world.
They have put together the greatest card in One FC history for this event!
One FC, (www.onefc.com), headquartered in Singapore, is Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization. the host the best Asian MMA artists and world champions on the largest media broadcast in Asia. They partnered with ESPN Star Sports for a 10 year cable television deal with coverage to 24 countries with an audience of 500 million people.
Please buy your tickets early. Don’t miss out on this exciting MMA fights featuring the world’s famous fighters.
The complete video of the Press Conference
- One FC and MMA growth in Asia
- Introduction of fighters
- Q & A
Eduard “The Landslide” Folayang invites fans
Bibiano “The Flash” fernandes invites fans
Alvin Aguilar of URCC talks about the bright future of Filipinos in MMA fighting as a sport
|Picture with Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes. Photo by Juan Manila|
|Picture with our very own Eduard “The Landslide” Folayang. Photo by Juan Manila|
|Picture with Gustavo Falciroli. Photo by Juan Manila|