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ONE Championship looking to hold fight cards outside Metro Manila

Feb 17, 2017 - 4:38 PM

As ONE approaches its tenth event in the Philippines the company muses about holding shows in the Queen City of the South and the summer capital to the north

PROVINCIAL PROSPECTING. ONE Championship has hosted 9 events so far in the Philippines and is now looking to bring the fight to fans outside of Manila.

Mark Eddiva is on ONE Championship’s radar, says Victor Cui

Jun 17, 2016 - 2:12 PM

Eddiva who was released by UFC in April is a fighter that ONE Championship has its eye on

Mark Eddiva (pictured) will fight in front of his home country crowd, but Levan Makashvili doesn't think it'll be too much of an advantage. Photo by Josh Albelda

ONE FC’s Chinese MMA fighter dies of heart attack – Autopsy report

Dec 23, 2015 - 12:48 PM

The results of the autopsy indicate that Yang Jian Bing died due to an acute myocardial infarction

HEART ATTACK. MMA fighter Yang Jian Bing has died of heart attack, according to an autopsy report. Photo by

ONE Championship returns to the Philippines in 2016

Dec 22, 2015 - 3:24 PM

Event name or bouts have yet to be announced for ONE’s April card in the Philippines

ONE FC boss eyes MMA fight card in Cebu

Dec 14, 2015 - 2:04 PM

ONE CEO Victor Cui sets his sights on holding a fight card in Cebu City where Henry Sy’s SM Group is currently constructing a 16 000 seater indoor arena

UP NEXT: CEBU. ONE Championship chief Victor Cui hopes to stage a fight card in Cebu once the SM Seaside City Arena opens in a couple of years. File Photo from Rappler

Chi Lewis Parry still under ONE FC contract, says Victor Cui

Dec 14, 2015 - 1:51 PM

He is actually still a signed fighter with us ONE Championship boss Victor Cui confirms Chi Lewis Parry is still under contract

UNDER CONTRACT. MMA fighter Chi Lewis Parry is still under contract with ONE Championship, according to chief Victor Cui. Photo from Chi Lewis Parry's Facebook account

Homecourt doesn't always translate to victory for Filipinos in ONE Championship

Dec 12, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Brandon Vera s KO of Paul Cheng was a moment of pride for Filipino fighters but Pinoys haven t always fared as well on their home turf in ONE Championship

CHAMPION. Brandon Vera became ONE's second Filipino champion, following Honorio Banario's featherweight title win in 2013. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

ONE FC boss admits Paul Cheng was Brandon Vera's back-up foe

Dec 10, 2015 - 3:26 PM

ONE Championship chief Victor Cui confides with Rappler that the working relationship with Chi Lewis Parry started to sour when Parry refused to show up at the kick off press conference this past October

NEW OPPONENT. Brandon Vera will now face Paul Cheng after Chi Lewis Parry withdrew from the ONE Champion title fight. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Striegl willing to face Belingon, Kim in ONE Championship title eliminator

Dec 09, 2015 - 3:06 PM

The Filipino American fighter wants a shot at Bibiano Fernandes bantamweight title and isn t hesitant to earn it by fighting a top contender

ONE FC boss admits to not offering deal to Fedor Emelianenko

Nov 02, 2015 - 11:44 AM

While UFC and Bellator have expressed interest in the returning Fedor ONE FC s CEO says he s interested in building young stars

COMEBACK. Fedor Emelianenko of Russia (top) puts down Matt Lindland of the US during their match at a mixed martial arts event entitled 'BoDogFight: Clash of Nations' at the Ledovy (Ice) Sports Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2007. Photo by Vladimir Rodionov/EPA

ONE FC boss explains Eric Kelly’s ‘frozen’ contract

Nov 01, 2015 - 5:18 PM

ONE FC CEO Victor Cui says that the reason why Kelly’s contract has been frozen was his choice to retire

FROZEN. Eric Kelly can retire, but he'd have a frozen ONE FC contract remaining if he returns, says Victor Cui. Photo by ONE FC

Possible ONE FC title shot awaits Striegl if he wins in December

Oct 28, 2015 - 7:44 PM

If Mark Striegl plays his cards right at ONE Championship’s Spirit of Champions” event his next fight may earn him a crack at the bantamweight title

TITLE SHOT LOOMS. Mark Striegl could be on deck to face bantamweight titleholder Bibiano Fernandes if he wins his next fight. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Eric Kelly eager to fight for ONE Championship again

Jul 25, 2015 - 2:21 PM

Filipino fighter Eric Kelly wants to get back in the cage after spending a year on the sidelines due to his rocky relationship with ONE Championship

CAGE RETURN. Pinoy MMA fighter Eric Kelly, seen here against USA's Jens Pulver, wants to put the animosity behind him and fight for ONE Championship again. File photo by Josh Albelda

MMA squeezing boxing for popularity in Asia

May 19, 2015 - 12:58 PM

Cage fighting was a niche sports just a few years ago but its popularity is on the rise in Asia as arenas sell out and gyms pop up

Japan's Koiji Oshi is one of the many fighters who have drawn followings in One Championship. File photo by Josh Albelda

ONE FC boss explains Eric Kelly’s exclusion from ‘Warrior’s Way’

Dec 04, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Victor Cui flatly shot down the notion that money was the reason Kelly won t fighting in at the Mall of Asia event

CAGE DREAMS. Pinoy MMA fighter Eric Kelly won't be fighting at Warrior's Way despite being included in promotional posters. File photo by Josh Albelda

Mark Striegl may join ONE FC, says Victor Cui

Dec 04, 2014 - 8:00 AM

“All the stars and all the dots line up to make sense for him to be a ONE FC fighter says ONE FC CEO Victor Cui

Mark Striegl may be competing in ONE FC in the near future. Photo from Striegl's Facebook

Brandon Vera will make ONE FC debut vs Igor Subora

Oct 30, 2014 - 3:11 PM

Filipino American fighter Brandon Vera will face Igor Subora in his ONE Fighting Championship on December 5

Brandon Vera wants to become ONE FC's first heavyweight champion. File photo by Josh Albelda

ONE FC implements reward system for fighters

Jul 10, 2014 - 3:49 PM

ONE FC will hand out extra monetary benefits to fighters who will qualify in the new four point criteria

Championship shot awaits Eustaquio if he wins at ONE FC: Era of Champions

Jun 10, 2014 - 2:30 AM

If Geje Eustaquio plays his cards right at ONE FC: Era of Champions on June 14 a shot at the world flyweight title could be next says ONE FC CEO Victor Cui

WAITING IN THE WINGS. Geje Eustaquio could be next in line for a flyweight title shot if he can get past Kentaro Watanabe on Saturday. File photo by Nevin Reyes

'Touch my hair, you’re dead' warns One FC fighter Toquero

Mar 19, 2014 - 11:26 PM

Filipino MMA fighter Eugene Toquero had stern warnings for his Malaysian opponent ahead of their May 2 clash at One FC Rise Of Heroes

DON'T MESS WITH THE DO. Filipino MMA fighter Eugene Toquero aims to end fights early to preserve his hair. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

ONE FC's Manila event promises that 'heroes will rise'

Mar 18, 2014 - 3:36 PM

ONE FC makes its way back to the Manila suburb of Pasay to stage its 15th fight card at the 20 000 seater MOA Arena on May 2 with domestic and international fighters on tap

RISE OF HEROES. From left: MMA fighters Gianni Suba, Yusuke Kawanago, Masakatsu Ueda, ONE FC CEO Victor Cui, Bibiano Fernandes, Rob Lisita, Eugene Toquero. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

ONE FC returns to the Philippines on May 2

Mar 11, 2014 - 8:31 PM

ONE FC returns to the Philippines on May 2 with a showdown between reigning ONE FC bantamweight world champion Bibiano Fernandes against Japanese challenger Masakatsu Ueda

ONE FC SHOWDOWN. Bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes against reigning ONE FC bantamweight world champion Bibiano Fernandes against Japanese challenger Masakatsu Ueda headlines Rise of Heroes. Photo by AFP

Asian fighters cash in on MMA rise

Jun 11, 2013 - 1:59 PM

MMA has made its way from North America to Asia with fighters making the most out of it

HOMETOWN HERO. Eduard Folayang has been making waves in the Asian MMA scene.

Pinoy MMA fighter to defend title in Manila

Apr 13, 2013 - 11:50 AM

Honorio The Rock Banario will defend his MMA championship on May 31 in Manila

DEFENDING CHAMPION. Pinoy MMA fighter Honorio "The Rock" Banario (left) will defend his One FC Featherweight World Champion title on May 31. All photos courtesy of One FC

Bloody good sport: One FC’s Victor Cui

Sep 10, 2012 - 3:35 PM

Before the fight extravaganza that was “Pride of a Nation ” RAPPLER sat down with the man who would usher in a new renaissance for mixed martial arts in Asia


Top MMA fighters to fight in Manila

Jul 18, 2012 - 5:04 PM

The likes of Bibiano The Flash Fernandes Andrei The Pit Bull Arlovski and Eduard The Landslide Folayang will come together for Pride of a Nation a star studded fight card set for August 31 in Smart Araneta Coliseum