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One FC to Host Event in Beijing on October 31 2014

One FC to Host Event in Beijing on October 31 2014

Pan Pacific Champion JI XIAN to Face Undefeated SONG YA DONG.

Plus: Top Lightweight Contender ADRIAN PANG to Make ONE FC Debut

22 SEPTEMBER 2014 – SINGAPORE: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), in partnership with AMC Live, will hold its first event in China on 31 October. ONE FC: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS, is set to take place at the The Gymnasium of National Olympic Sports Centre in Beijing. Top Chinese bantamweights will collide as former pan pacific champion Ji Xian faces the undefeated Song Ya Dong. Top lightweight contender Adrian Pang will clash with Vincent Latoel in the co-main event.

Tickets for ONE FC: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS will be available for sale in October. Ticket categories begin with the full Red Carpet and cageside experience for VIPs at RMB 1680. Tickets valued at  RMB 880,  RMB 480 and RMB 280 are also available.

Ji “The Executioner” Xian has made a reputation for himself as one of the top mixed martial artists in Asia. With a background in Sanda, Ji proved that he is one to watch out for in the MMA scene when he went undefeated in his first eight fights, winning a title in another
promotion. He is now set to test himself against the best mixed martial artists in his division and will begin his quest for the ONE FC championship with a bout against Song Ya Dong.

Song Ya Dong is one of the brightest prospects in the world of MMA. He has already won four professional mixed martial arts bouts before his 20th birthday and is one of the most highly touted mixed martial artists to ever emerge from China. He will face his biggest test to date  in compatriot Ji Xian. Song is best known for his takedowns and will make good use of them against fellow grappler Ji Xian.

Adrian Pang is one of the top lightweights in the world. A veteran of 28 fights, Pang was previously a champion in another promotion and will now make his ONE FC debut with his sights set on capturing the prestigious ONE FC lightweight world championship.

In his first four bouts with the promotion, Vincent Latoel has established himself as one of the most exciting mixed martial artists on
the ONE FC roster. Latoel began his career as a dutch kickboxer but has developed an all-action style that has proven to excite audiences. Latoel will be a tough litmus test for Pang as both fighters look to make a statement on 31 October.

Fans around Asia can catch all the action live on FOX Sports 3. Check your local listings. Also, fans from around the world can witness the action online via live streaming at www.onefc.livesport.tv [1]. The first two undercard fights are available for viewing free-of-charge and the main card fights will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.

For more updates on ONE Fighting Championship™, please visit www.onefc.com [2] and follow on Instagram and Twitter @ONEFCMMA, Facebook atwww.facebook.com/ONEFCMMA [3] and Weibo at http://www.weibo.com/onefc [4].

ABOUT ONE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP

With a 90%+ market share in Asia, ONE Fighting Championship is Asia’s largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization.  Headquartered in Singapore, the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization hosts the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Fighting Championship™ has partnered with FOX and STAR Sports for an unprecedented 10-year cable television deal with a coverage that spans 70+ countries across the world.

Fedor Emelianenko Discusses Dana White, UFC, Pride & Retirement

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Fedor Emelianenko Discusses Dana White, UFC, Pride & Retirement

Fedor, very quiet since his retirement in 2012, the PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko finally sat down for a rare interview with AXS TV’s Michael Schiavello.

The son of a boxer, Fedor started training in Sambo at age 11, but says he only started realizing after serving tme in the Russian Army between 1995 and 1997. Arriving in PRIDE in 2002, nobody predicted the sort of run Emelianenko would put together.

Despite his perfect 14-0-1 record under PRIDE, Fedor believes Executives were never entirely sure as to how to best market him and his talents.

“No one expected me to become a champion,” said Emelianenko. “As far as what the promoters wanted or didn’t want, I was not paying any attention to this. This is life. Even when I didn’t want something, I had to take it into account.

“I’ll say that later on that PRIDE wanted Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira to win the title and also Mirko Filipovic to become champion. I could feel it and see it, but you can’t pay attention to this because it can shatter your psyche. You shouldn’t pay attention to this. You should come out, do your thing and win.”

While Emelianenko describes his most memorable and toughest bout;

“This is no surprise. If I had to pick it would probably by my first fight with Antonio Nogueira because it was for a title, and I won. Then, it was my fight with Mirko.”

Following his shocking upset loss to Fabricio Werdum in 2010, Fedor was quoted as saying, ‘Everything in this life happens for some reason.’ Looking back, the Russian blames the loss on his own carelessness.

“If we analyze it, I was definitely rushing, rushing in that fight,” said Fedor. “I was rushing to beat my opponent completely, and I didn’t pay attention. I was careless to the techniques that Werdum was applying. If this happened earlier maybe I would have been more careful, but I wanted to finish the fight as soon as possible. I felt a sense of victory when he fell down. I wanted to beat him completely, to finish the fight.”

He went on to say, “I’m very grateful to God for what he gives me. Victories, remarkable victories, but you have to go through the defeats. That is why I praise God for everything.”

Emelianenko then briefly describes his trademark apathetic expression before his matches, explaining how he felt. “It would be inappropriate to show pre-fight emotion.”

“I always remember that I represent myself, but also my country. People are making judgments about Russian people based on me. This is why I never allow myself any aggression towards my opponent.”

“A fighter, a real strong fighter should always look dignified and calm and I believe that any expression of aggression is an expression of weakness. A strong person will not be nervous and will not express aggression towards his opponent. He will be confident in his abilities and his training, then he will face the fight calm and balanced.”

Regarding the UFC and president Dana White, Emelianenko described the Zuffa boss to be perfectly likeable and respectful in person.

“When we talked during face-to-face conversations he didn’t behave in a rude or bad way. There was nothing provocative, but later in some interview, somewhere separately, I heard that he spoke out and was very disrespectful. But in our conversation he was very reserved and very respectful.”

Denying any rumors that he was offered $5 million by the UFC for a single fight, Fedor wasn’t willing to speculate on how fighting heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar might have turned out.

“I don’t think about it,” Emelinenko laughs. “I don’t think about fights that didn’t happen.”

When asked if there was any fighter he wishes he had competed against, Emelianenko says “No, I have no regrets.”

“I’ve already fought my share. God gave me a rich, eventful career and I thank God for everything, but I’m done fighting.”

According to Emelianenko, ‘Only God’s will’ could force him back inside the cage.

I know Fedor is beyond his prime, but as a fan there’s some part of me still hoping to see Fedor in the ring one more time!

Ronda Rousey Judo Workout in Brazil (video)

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Free Fight – Manny Gamburyan vs. Mike Brown

Free UFC Fight – Manny Gamburyan vs. Mike Brown

Former WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown, with a 23-5 pro record, faces TUF 5 finalist and judo ace Manny Gamburyan who earned back-to-back decision wins inside the WEC cage. Don’t miss Gamburyan’s upcoming on the UFC 178 Fight Pass Prelims against Cody Gibson.

 

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Free Fight – Cub Swanson vs Ross Pearson

Free Fight – Cub Swanson vs Ross Pearson

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