ONE Fighting Championship™ welcomed boxing world champion Ana Julaton into Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization today with an open workout in Manila, The Philippines. Julaton demonstrated to the media in attendance her trademark boxing skills that earned her the nickname ‘The Hurricane’, as well as her newly acquired grappling skills.
ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES on May 2, 2014, is set to be the largest mixed martial arts event ever witnessed in the history of the Philippines. Held at the 20,000-capacity Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, the event promises a stacked fight card featuring the explosive battle for the ONE FC Bantamweight World Championship title belt in the Main Event
After conquering the boxing world, Ana Julaton will now make her mixed martial arts debut this Friday in a highly anticipated bout against Middle Eastern kickboxing champion, Aya Saeid Saber. Julaton is the first Filipino American boxer to win the Women's WBO Super Bantamweight and IBA Super Bantamweight titles. ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES will mark the first time she competes in the Philippines. She excitedly 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.”
Millions of MMA fans around the world have also been eagerly anticipating this moment when the ONE FC Bantamweight Grand Prix winner, Masakatsu Ueda, will rise up to challenge the reigning and defending world champion Bibiano Fernandes for the honor of being crowned the ONE FC Bantamweight World Champion.
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.
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 event will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.
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Photos for the open workout can be found here:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/51561rh4ia4jsln/MOgps9N4Un