ONE FC and Evolve MMA Announce Plans for Major Expansion Across Asia
The two most recognizable brands in Asian MMA teamed up for a press conference recently at the grand opening of the brand new Evolve MMA academy on Singapore’s upscale Orchard Road.
Evolve MMA CEO Chatri Sityodtong and ONE FC CEO Victor Cui both announced major plans for the expansion of their respective businesses with the former stating he wanted to eventually open 100 academies across Asia and the latter announcing that there would be 24 events held in 2015...
ONE FC 23 adds four bouts, including Eduard Folayang vs. Timofey Nastyukhin
Next month’s ONE FC 23 event now has a full lineup of 10 contests after the promotion recently announced a handful of new additions.
The new additions include Eduard Folayang (14-4) vs. Timofey Nastyukhin (7-1), Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (3-0) vs. Rene Catalan (0-1), Walaa Abas Mohamed Kamaly (2-1) vs. Ana Julaton (1-1) and Jujeath Nagaowa (1-0) vs. Tharoth Sam (2-0).
“ONE FC 23: Warrior’s Way” takes place Dec. 5 at Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines. The event streams as an online pay-per-view in North America.
Fortunes changed for five on busy night for MMA
It was only minutes into Saturday night's Bellator broadcast that it was clear this was a new company.
Late replacement, and relatively unknown fighter Joe "The Doctor" Vedepo, came out with a large video wall behind him, flanked by two models in nurses outfits. Not to be outdone, his opponent, "King" Mo Lawal, who is used to theatrics from his career roots in Japan, came out with women in skimpy bikini bottoms.
Bellator 2.0 is absolutely nothing like Bellator 1.0.
Whether this is good or bad depends upon your taste. Ultimately it depends on whether this new version of fighting entertainment can attract either fans from the MMA boom period who have dropped out, or create new fans...