ONE 71 to unveil new ‘Super Series’ on April 20
ONE Championship is the successor to PRIDE. Now ONE has launched the Super Series, specially-arranged striking-only bouts, both in the ONE cage and traditional rings, that may prove to be the successor to K-1.
ONE: HEROES OF HONOR is set for April 20, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. In the main event, hometown favorite Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of the Philippines takes on Andrew Leone of the United States. In the co-main event, kickboxing superstar Giorgio Petrosyan of Italy faces “Smokin’” Jo Nattawut of Thailand in a ONE Super Series bout.
Launching at ONE: HEROES OF HONOR is the highly-anticipated ONE Super Series, a celebration of the world’s most effective striking arts, and invites the very best martial artists from Muay Thai, kickboxing, karate, taekwondo, wushu, sanda, and more to showcase their skills on ONE Championship’s global media platform. ONE Super Series was created to showcase the adrenaline-pumping action of world-class martial arts on the world’s biggest and most prestigious stage of competition, designed to showcase the purest forms of world-class striking.
“ONE: HEROES OF HONOR is a historic event for ONE Championship,” explained Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship. “For the first time ever, we are combining the action and thrill of mixed martial arts with the authenticity of the world’s most elite striking arts in ONE Super Series. I am excited to unveil our brand new ONE Championship ring where all the action will take place, as well as welcome the world’s greatest martial artists to the most prestigious global stage of competition. It’s going to be an evening filled with excitement as we showcase the best in martial arts, and with ONE Super Series, ONE Championship is now the largest martial arts organization in the world.”
Friday, 20 April, 7:00 p.m. local time
Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines
Main Card (Online PPV)
Kevin Belingon vs. Andrew Leone
Jo Nattawut vs. Giorgio Petrosyan (ONE Super Series)
Honorio Banario vs. Adrian Pang
Nong-O Gaiyanghadao vs. Fabio Pinca (ONE Super Series)
Marat Gafurov vs. Emilio Urrutia
Regian Eersel vs. Brad Riddell (ONE Super Series)
Jenny Huang vs. Gina Iniong
Kevin Chung vs. Masakazu Imanari
Ming Qiang Lan vs. Adrian Matheis
Ticket information for ONE: HEROES OF HONOR is available at www.onefc.com.
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