Tuesday, August 13, 2013

MMA: OneFC is back, this time for the Bantamweight title!

ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), the biggest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion returns to Singapore for another blockbuster event on 18 October 2013 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Headlining the fight card is the most highly-anticipated fight in ONE FC history – the unification bout for the ONE FC Bantamweight World Championship title.

The Bantamweight ONEFC World Champion title is up for the taking this time around, and it's down to Bibiano Fernandes and Soo Chul Kim to battle it out!

The ONE FC Bantamweight unification title fight will be a battle between the top pound-for-pound king BIBIANO FERNANDES versus the heavy-handed and lightning quick South Korean, SOO CHUL KIM.
Bibiano Fernandes is ranked as one of the best Bantamweight fighters in the world. He is the former DREAM Featherweight Champion, DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix winner and current Interim ONE FC Bantamweight Champion. Fernandes has not lost a fight in over two years and he made his ONE FC debut in Manila last August when he defeated CFC Bantamweight Champion Gustavo Falciroli. Fernandes then followed that up with a first round submission win over DEEP Bantamweight Champion Yoshiro Maeda. At ONE FC: RISE TO POWER in May 2013, Fernandes captured the Interim Bantamweight World Championship title, which was up for grabs due to Soo Chul Kim being injured, by winning a unanimous decision over Koetsu Okazaki. At ONE FC: TOTAL DOMINATION he will be looking to cement his status as the best pound-for-pound fighter currently in Asia by taking home the unified ONE FC Bantamweight World Championship belt. He will have his toughest test yet when he battles Soo Chul Kim.

Reigning ONE FC Bantamweight World Champion Soo Chul Kim is only 21 years of age but he is already a veteran of 11 MMA fights. He brings an unusual combination of both youth and experience into the ONE FC cage. The Korean has consistently tested himself against the best fighters in the division and has already competed in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines. In his last ONE FC outing, Kim defeated Leandro Issa by TKO en route to winning the first ever ONE FC Bantamweight World Championship belt. Kim feels that the Bantamweight title is rightfully his and will look to cause a major upset by defeating Fernandes to prove that he is the undisputed Champion.

In addition to what will seem to be the biggest fight ever, MMA fans will also be treated to the first ever female fight in ONE FC history. The fierce MMA darling of Singapore, Sherilyn Lim, will make her ONE FC debut in front of thousands of screaming home fans. Lim will be representing Singapore’s oldest mixed martial arts gym, Fight G. She has been part of Fight G since 2007, and has quickly established herself as the best female mixed martial artist in Singapore.

The fights this time around promises to be one of the greatest fights in ONEFC as this is one of the greatest fight cards in Asian MMA history. Expected to be yet another sold-out event, fight fans are set to pack out the 12,000-seater Singapore Indoor Stadium once again for a night of world-class MMA action. Ticket buyers will have the opportunity to take advantage of a special early bird sale from 19 August- 31 August, 2013. All information on this special opportunity can be accessed via SISTIC (www.SISTIC.com.sg).

Tickets for ONE FC: TOTAL DOMINATION are on sale 19 August 2013 at SISTIC (www.SISTIC.com.sg). Ticket categories begin with the full Red Carpet and cageside experience for VIPs at $348 followed by Arena $148, Terrace $58 and Balcony $38. All applicable service charges apply.

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 www.onefc.livesport.tv. The first two undercard fights are available for viewing free-of-charge and the main card fights 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 Twitter @ONEFCMMA and Facebook at www.facebook.com/ONEFCMMA.