Daichi Takenaka had a stellar run at bantamweight. Now the Osaka, Japan native will test his skills in ONE Championship’s stacked flyweight division. Takenaka takes on Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts Champion Ivanildo “Monstrinho” Delfino in the co-main event of the previously recorded ONE: UNBREAKABLE II, which airs on Friday, 29 January. “The offer came when I thought that … Continue reading "Daichi Takenaka Predicts KO Win In Flyweight Debut"
Four-time Muay Thai and Kickboxing Heavyweight World Champion Alain “The Panther” Ngalani of Hong Kong is certainly a fan favorite. When he makes his return to the ONE Circle this Friday night, Ngalani will do so against perhaps the most physically imposing opponent he’s ever faced, and fans will certainly rally behind him. Ngalani takes … Continue reading "Alain Ngalani Gunning for Finish Against Reug Reug Oumar Kane"
Alain “The Panther” Ngalani has made waves on social media with his seemingly superhuman abilities, and after a lengthy layoff, “The Panther” will take his physical attributes to the ONE Championship Circle. Ngalani will face massive promotional newcomer “Reug Reug” Oumar Kane in a heavyweight mixed martial arts matchup at ONE: UNBREAKABLE II, a previously recorded event from the … Continue reading "Alain Ngalani Excited To Face Gigantic ‘Reug Reug’ At ONE: UNBREABKLE II"
The long-awaited showdown between ONE Championship’s best flyweight mixed martial artists is officially set for 2021. ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes will defend his strap against ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. The main event of the yet-to-be-named show will air during prime time in the United States through ONE’s partner channel, … Continue reading "Moraes-DJ World Title Fight To Headline ONE Championship’s April 7 Event On American Prime Time"
After an explosive start to the year with ONE: UNBREAKABLE, ONE Championship will return a week later with its next installment of the UNBREAKABLE event series. The previously recorded ONE: UNBREAKABLE II will air on Friday, 29 January, and the exciting card features five mixed martial arts bouts along with a ONE Super Series kickboxing clash. In … Continue reading "ONE Championship Reveals Full Card For ONE: UNBREAKABLE II"
If there was anything breakable about ONE Championship’s first event of the year, it was the promotion’s previous submission records. On Friday, 22 January, two athletes entered their names in ONE’s history books by producing incredible finishes at ONE: UNBREAKABLE. First, debuting ground wizard Gadzhimurad Abdulaev submitted former ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam with a … Continue reading "Record-Breaking Performances Highlight ONE: UNBREAKABLE In Singapore"
Victoria Lee comes from a family of talented martial artists, and after signing with ONE Championship last year, she’ll soon be competing with her brother and sister on the global stage. Before she makes her much-anticipated debut, however, Victoria must ensure that her entrance will be just as hype as those of her older siblings – … Continue reading "ONE Championship Newcomer Victoria Lee Unveils Walkout Tee"
Namiki Kawahara will make his ONE Championship debut this Friday, 22 January, and the Japanese Mixed Martial Arts Champion faces no small task. Kawahara will take on Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang in the opener of ONE: UNBREAKABLE at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. It’s a contest that came at a moment’s notice, but it only took Kawahara seconds to accept. “Before … Continue reading "Namiki Kawahara On Lito Adiwang: ‘I Just Have To Win And Beat Him Up’"
Late last year, Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang experienced his first loss in ONE Championship. And just two days before the new year began, he tragically lost his mother. After that turbulent end to 2020, the Filipino star will try to start 2021 on a better note. He’ll begin by battling Namiki Kawahara during ONE: UNBREAKABLE at the Singapore Indoor Stadium this … Continue reading "Lito Adiwang On Kawahara Clash: ‘I Have To Prove Myself To The World And Earn People’s Respect’"
In December 2019, Alaverdi “Baby Face” Ramazanov worked hard to take the ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title from “Muay Thai Boy” Zhang Chenglong – but on 22 January, he’ll have to work twice as hard to defend it. The Russian striker will face Thai knockout star Capitan Petchyindee Academy in the main event of ONE: UNBREAKABLE at the Singapore Indoor Stadium … Continue reading "Alaverdi Ramazanov Plans To Outbox Capitan In First World Title Defense"
This past September, Capitan Petchyindee Academy made a name for himself by scoring a record six-second knockout of striking superstar Petchtanong Petchfergus. Just months after etching his name into the ONE Super Series history books, Capitan will try to replicate his success in the main event of ONE: UNBREAKABLE on 22 January. That evening, he will challenge ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing … Continue reading "After Record-Setting KO, Capitan Plans For Another Highlight-Reel Finish"
Decades after his passing, Bruce Lee continues to inspire the combat sports world. Now, ONE Championship is honoring the martial arts pioneer with an exclusive collection of Bruce Lee jackets, hoodies, t-shirts, shorts, joggers, sweatpants, and more. On 13 January, the Singapore-based martial arts organization and Bruce Lee LLC came together to celebrate 80 years of the … Continue reading "ONE Championship Launches Limited-Edition Bruce Lee Collection"
Former ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam is soon entering the Circle for the first time this year, and he’s banking on a solid performance to set him up for a fruitful 2021. Kadestam will face ONE Warrior Series standout Gadzhimurad Abdulaev in the latter’s main-stage debut on 22 January during ONE: UNBREAKABLE at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. “He … Continue reading "Zebastian Kadestam: Abdulaev Will Be Hungry, ‘But There Are Levels’"
ONE: UNBREAKABLE will air live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 22 January, and the full card has already been confirmed. Now, ONE Championship is beefing up its next two events – ONE: UNBREAKABLE II and ONE: UNBREAKABLE III – which will be prerecorded and air on 29 January and 5 February, respectively. In the main event of ONE: UNBREAKABLE … Continue reading "Several ONE Championship Superstars Confirmed For ‘UNBREAKABLE’ Event Series"
Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat left her family in India to pursue a career as a professional mixed martial artist in Singapore, where she now trains out of Evolve MMA and competes for ONE Championship. Phogat’s MMA career has taken off, but the distance and recent travel restrictions have stopped her from taking part in the happier moments that … Continue reading "Rising MMA Star Ritu Phogat Celebrates Aunthood From Afar"
When ONE Championship’s Circle door opens for the first time in 2021, a Kickboxing World Title will be on the line. The promotion announced the main event for ONE: UNBREAKABLE on 22 January, and the striking headliner has the potential to steal the show. The night will be capped off by a World Title affair between ONE Bantamweight … Continue reading "ONE Championship Reveals Headliners, Full Card For ONE: UNBREAKABLE"
After announcing that she was pregnant in early 2020, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee has been spending some time away from ONE Championship, but her life has not been stagnant. The reigning divisional queen has been keeping herself – and her soon-to-be newborn – quite active. In an Instagram post, Lee posed for pictures with her … Continue reading "Despite Being The Target Of Top Contenders, Angela Lee Enjoying Life Away From The Circle"
Maira Mazar once called Brazil home, but in 2019, she risked everything to try out for the Evolve MMA fight team. After being accepted, she suddenly found herself living on the other side of the world. It was not an easy decision, as Mazar uprooted herself from São José dos Campos and moved to Asia, where she began … Continue reading "ONE Championship Strawweight Maira Mazar Grateful For New Life In Singapore"
Amir Khan’s never give up attitude is evident both inside and outside of competition. Whether contesting a fellow lightweight in the ONE Championship Circle or battling the outside forces lying in wait, he constantly presses forward looking for the professional and personal win. Even when victory alludes him, he always extracts important lessons that he can use … Continue reading "Amir Khan Recalls The Invaluable Lesson That 2020 Taught Him"
ONE Championship lightweight standout Amir Khan had a turbulent 2020, but the Singaporean knockout specialist is promising to turn his luck around this year. He started last year off with a tough loss, falling to Kimihiro Eto via rear-naked choke at ONE: KING OF THE JUNGLE in February. A few months later, he discovered his father had life-threatening … Continue reading "Amir Khan Shares His 2021 New Year’s Resolutions"
Reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee entered 2021 dealing with an unfortunate incident regarding the family gym in Hawaii. The 24-year-old world champion recently shared a post on Instagram, dated 3 January, depicting an unidentified individual smashing the doors of the United BJJ Hawaii gym with a machete. The incident was caught … Continue reading "Angela Lee Welcomes New Year With Unfortunate Vandalism Incident at Family Gym"
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida is but one of the many talented fighters ONE Championship added to its bolstered heavyweight roster in 2020. Though Buchecha has yet to make his ONE debut, many fans are already anticipating his One man eagerly awaiting Buchecha’s first appearance in the ONE Circle is none other than former … Continue reading "Daniel Cormier Heaps Praise on Marcus Buchecha, Excited for His MMA Debut"
ONE Championship’s final event of 2020 – ONE: COLLISION COURSE II – capped off another strong year for the Singapore-based martial arts promotion. The promotion’s finale featured a first-round KO, a TKO stoppage, and a thrilling ONE Super Series Muay Thai main event. In the night’s headliner, Jamal “Kherow” Yusupov’s left hand led him to a unanimous decision … Continue reading "Yusupov, Akhmetov Victorious At ONE: COLLISION COURSE II"
Japanese striking standout Momotaro will go head-to-head with former ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title contender Walter Goncalves in what’s expected to be a ferocious clash between a calculated striker and an aggressive heavy-hitter. The two men will throw down at ONE Championship’s final event of the year, the previously recorded ONE: COLLISION COURSE II, which airs this Friday, 25 … Continue reading "Momotaro And Walter Goncalves Have Potential To Deliver Fight Of The Night At ONE: COLLISION COURSE II"
“Crazy Dog” Dae Sung Park wants to continue his impressive winning run in ONE Championship, but to do that, he’ll have to score a victory against a hard-hitting Singaporean who carries bags of cement in his gloves. Dae faces Amir Khan in a lightweight mixed martial arts clash at ONE: COLLISION COURSE II, a previously recorded event that airs … Continue reading "Dae Sung Park Aims To Keep Win Streak Alive Against Singaporean Standout Amir Khan"