ONE Championship (formerly known as ONE FC) is an interesting promotion. They’re Asian-based, and cater primarily to the Asian market, bringing local fighters into the cage to soccer kick each other into oblivion and shipping in high-level talent like Brandon Vera, Ben Askren and Bibiano Fernandes to smash those who survive the soccer kicks to the face.
Since ONE doesn’t have any sort of TV deal that reaches the United States, we’d normally only ever hear about these fights in passing, but we’re in the Internet age, so on the occasional Saturday morning (or whenever) you’ll be able to log on, find a stream, and watch the carnage as it happens.
And the carnage is legit stuff. I mentioned the soccer kicks because ONE does not follow the Unified Rules we’re used to – dudes are often getting MESSED UP.
Below is a highlight video that Daniel Czifra put together for a Reddit contest, and he sent it to me to post. Like the utter destruction you can witness when you watch a ONE event, it’s pretty badass.