ONE Fighting Championship: Pride Of A Nation Press Conference

Last July 18, the ONE Fighting Championship: Pride Of A Nation Press Conference was held at Discovery Hotel - Magellan Function Room in Ortigas Center, Pasig.  The presscon featured international fighters headlining the card as well the local  Filipino fighters who will be competing on a world stage in Araneta Coliseum come August 31st.

ONE FC is the largest Mixed Martial Arts organization in Asia and features some of the best and brightest fighters in the world!  The stacked fight card features top Filipino MMA fighters like Eduard Folayang
and international stars like DREAM Bantamweight Champion Bibiano Fernandes and DREAM Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki! This will surely fill out the 16,500-
seater Smart Araneta Coliseum as it is expected to be sold-out.

”If you have PRIDE and you still DREAM, then there is only one place for Asian MMA and that is ONE FC.”
Those were the words of legendary ring announcer Lenne Hardt as she introduced the crowd to ONE Fighting Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The Manila ONE FC is expected is makes more raves as  Filipinos have been known to have a feverish passion for all things combat sports-related.

Indeed the organization founded by entrepreneur Victor Cui has high hopes for being the successor to PRIDE and DREAM as the flagship MMA promotion in the Asian region. Headquartered in Singapore and launched
less than one year ago in July 2011, ONE FC has already made considerable headway into making that goal a profitable reality with four events completed in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™ Victor Cui stated, “We have put together the greatest card in ONE FC history for our Manila event. When you put Shinya Aoki and Bibiano Fernandes on the same card, one can expect nothing less than an epic night of world‐class MMA action like Manila has never seen before. Manila is the fight capital of Asia and I want to bring the best fighters in Asia to the awesome fight‐fans of this great city. We are beyond excited to hold this incredible card in such a passionate and pride driven city.”

“For lack of a better analogy, One Fighting Championship is the UFC of Asia, but with a focus on the best Asian fighters,” said Cui in a recent interview. “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.

Tickets for ONE FC: Pride of a Nation are on sale now through TicketNet at or at all TicketNet outlets located at the SM department store customer service area and at the SMART Araneta Coliseum ticket booth. For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 911 5555. Tickets are priced at Php 4,500 for VIP experience seating that includes exclusive Red Carpet entrance as well as access to the VIP lounge, followed by Php 2,000, Php 1,000, Php 650, Php 500 and Php 200 respectively.

For more information visit One FC website or their facebook page at


  1. thanks for this information, I would definitely love to watch this


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