The fuse is lit.
One Fighting Championships have made humongous strides in their short existence. With a worldwide global audience, backing from the likes of ESPN and Sony, major investors and limitless ambition, the Singaporeans have transcended their home base and branched out; already, their fourth show takes place in a third country, with the second card hosted in Indonesia and today’s “Destiny of Warriors” to be broadcast live on pay-per-view to over twenty countries in Asia alone, and to a worldwide audience of millions online.
This, their fourth event, is three weeks subsequent to a summit of what was billed as 150 of the most influential people in Asian Mixed Martial Arts. Already they have established a network of other promotions, gym owners, have made friendly ties with the best looking journalists (Ben Does & Wes), the most unprofessional journalist, and attracted high profile sponsors in lucrative deals. And with Japan’s decline, the death of DREAM, and the general malaise and stagnation in that country’s market (once the hotbed of global MMA) the field is clear for Asian dominance from Singaporean shores.
The One FC: Destiny of Warriors card is as follows:
Renato “Babalu” Sobral (92.8kg) vs Tatsuya Mizuno (92.7kg)
Masakatsu Imanari (61.5kg) vs. Leandro Issa (61.55kg)
Roger Huerta (76.9kg) vs. Zorobabel Moreira (76.8kg)
Rodrigo Praxedes (77.1kg) vs. Marcos Escobar (77.15kg)
Gregor Gracie (77.3kg) vs Adam Kayoom (76.35kg)
Mitch Chilson (67.3kg) vs AJ Vaa (65.3kg)
Brian Choi (70.3kg) vs Arnaud Lepont (70.7kg)
Bae Young Kwon (66.3kg) vs Eric Kelly (66.75kg)
Quek Kim Hock (70.6kg) vs Peter Davis (70.7kg)
Watch live here: starting 6pm Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur & Thailand/Bangkok time) on Saturday 23rd June 2012.