Singapore MMA promotion ONE Championship, formerly known as ONE FC, doesn’t net that many headlines stateside.
But they can boast a lot of hard hitting action, partly due to a open ruleset that includes both soccer kicks and elbow strikes, and partly due to a roster that includes top talent like Ben Askren and Shinya Aoki.
“When we’re in North America, we’re so used to what we have there. We don’t see the pace that’s happening here (in Asia),” ONE CEO Victor Cui boasted in a recent interview. “You’re talking about 4.5 billion people here in Asia; and ONE Championship has a 90% market share.”
Want to know what you’ve been missing? Here’s your chance.
ONE Championship: Tigers of Asia goes down 7 pm local time at Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — that’s tomorrow morning North American time).
The event is headlined by a middleweight title bout between the promotion’s champion, Igor Svirid of Kazakhstan, and challenger Vitaly Bigdash of Russia.
Malaysia’s first female professional mixed martial artist Ann Osman will appear in the co-main event, against Russian Irina Mazepa. Osman has become something of a media darling worldwide, profiled as one of the world’s “Next Generation Leaders” in a recent piece from TIME Magazine.
The action begins at 7 am ET, 4 am PT and ordering instructions are at http://onefc.com/livestream. Two preliminary bouts will be broadcast on the promotion’s Facebook page, with the main card PPV available for $9.99 USD.
Here’s a video teaser from ONE. Enjoy the fights!