ONE FC 17 takes place on June 14, 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Headlining will be Adriano Moraes versus Kosuke Suzuki, plus Fransino Tirta returns to MMA and fights in his own country. The card is now complete.
Adriano Moraes and Kosuke Suzuki, two aggressive and exciting flyweights, make up the main event. Fransino Tirta, Indonesia’s MMA superstar, finally makes his long-awaited return to fighting to face Egyptian fighter Sami Amin.
Three more Indonesians are also on the card. Yohan Mulia Legowo, Zuli Silawanto, and Desi Rahayu will be featured in their home country. Veteran Legowo will face Ev Ting, Silawanto will take on Barbod, and Rahayu – Indonesia’s first female MMA fighter – will meet fellow debutant Ella Tang. All three bouts are “Indonesia versus Malaysia” based on where the fighters live and train.
Welterweights Mahmoud Salama and Aung La N Sang will finally meet, as a visa issue kept the bout off the last card.
Geje Eustaquio will face his toughest opponent to date in Kentaro Watanabe when the 3-time ONE FC vet welcomes the Japanese Shooto vet to the round cage. Two more Filipinos newly added to the card, the first of whom is Ruel Catalan who will take on Malaysia’s Gianni Subba. Catalan is on the upswing, coming off a win, and Subba recently experienced his first loss. Lastly, former Filipino boxer Jomanz Omanz and Lumpini Champ Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke will try their hands in the cage.
ONE FC 17
June 14, 2014
Mata Elang International Stadium
Adriano Moraes (10-1) vs Kosuke Suzuki (10-3-2)
Fransino Tirta (15-0-1) versus Sami Amin (4-1)
Geje Eustaquio (5-2) versus Kentaro Watanabe (10-4)
Yohan Mulia Legowo (7-2) versus Ev Ting (6-2)
Zuli Silawanto (6-7) versus Barbod (0-0)
Mahmoud Salama (4-4) versus Aung La N Sang (14-9)
Ruel Catalan versus Gianni Subba
Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke versus Jomanz Omanz
Desi Rahayu versus Ella Tang
ONE FC: ERA OF CHAMPIONS LINEUP COMPLETE WITH THREE ADDITIONAL BOUTS
FILIPINO FLYWEIGHT RUEL CATALAN FACES MALAYSIAN TOP FLYWEIGHT PROSPECT GIANNI SUBBA
MUAY THAI WORLD CHAMPION DEJDAMRONG SOR AMNUAYSIRICHOKE MEETS PHILIPPINE’S JOMANZ OMAN
DESI RAHAYU TO MAKE DEBUT AS INDONESIA’S FIRST PROFESSIONAL FEMALE MIXED MARTIAL ARTIST AGAINST MALAYSIA’S ELLA TANG
3 June 2014 – Singapore: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC) has completed the lineup for ONE FC: ERA OF CHAMPIONS, set to take place in Jakarta on 14 June, with the addition of three exciting bouts. Top Filipino flyweight Ruel Catalan will duel with Malaysia’s top flyweight prospect, Gianni Subba, while Muay Thai world champion from Thailand, Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, meets Filipino fighter, Jomanz Omanz. Indonesia’s first female mixed martial artist, Desi Rahayu, will meet Malaysian fighter, Ella Tang, in the first ever female mixed martial arts bout in Indonesia.
Tickets for Jakarta will be on sale at Kiostix, Rajakarcis, Tiket.com, Indotix and Ibu Dibjo from 10 May. Ticket categories begin with the full red carpet and cage side experience for VIPs at IDR 2,500,000. Tickets priced at IDR 1,500,000, IDR 1,000,000, IDR 500,000, IDR 250,000 and IDR 125,000 are also available. 1-for-1 pre-sale packages are available for a limited time. All applicable service charges apply.
CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™ Victor Cui stated, “ONE FC returns once again to the exciting city of Jakarta with what is expected to be the biggest sporting event held in Indonesia this year! ONE FC: ERA OF CHAMPIONS will witness Indonesia’s first female mixed martial artist, Desi Rahayu, making her ONE FC debut against Malaysia’s Ella Tang. The card is stacked with a bevy of international stars, and fans, both watching live in Jakarta and around the world, can prepare for a night of thrilling world-class mixed martial arts action when the ONE FC warriors battle it out in the cage!”
Muay Thai world champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke will make his ONE FC debut at ONE FC: ERA OF CHAMPION. He has an impressive Muay Thai record of 282-65, and is a 3x Lumpinee World Champion. Now an instructor at Evolve MMA, he has trained extensively in mixed martial arts in anticipation of this bout.
Jomanz Omanz is a Filipino boxer who has an impressive boxing record of 12 wins with only two losses. Having reached the peak of his boxing career, he now transitions to mixed martial arts. This is a clash of the two most popular striking styles and it is up to Amnuaysirichoke and Omanz to see which discipline comes out on top.
Malaysia’s rising flyweight contender, Gianni Subba returns to the ONE FC cage for the second time this year to take on another Filipino flyweight in Ruel Catalan. Subba wants to prove once again he is considered one of the hottest rising stars in the world against Catalan. Subba has finished his opponents in all the bouts that he has won, and will look to do the same again on 14 June.
Ruel Catalan is a Wushu practitioner and comes from a family of mixed martial artists. Catalan unleashed a vicious series of ground punches to defeat Cambodia’s Khim Dima in his last bout, and gets a tougher test in Subba. Catalan is an accomplished striker and will need to use all his skills to overcome the Malaysian prodigy.
Indonesian fans will also be excited when the first ever Indonesian professional mixed martial artist, Desi Rahayu, enters the ONE FC cage to represent Indonesia against Malaysia’s Ella Tang. Desi Rahayu is best known for being the National Judo Champion in Indonesia and her debut in ONE FC marks her transition to becoming a complete mixed martial artist.
Ella Tang is a Muay Thai, Sanshou and kickboxing veteran from Malaysia. She has dedicated herself to mastering the striking arts and now wants to integrate them with grappling in mixed martial arts. She hopes her experience comes through when she takes on a highly touted opponent in Rahayu.
Fans in Asia can catch all the action live on STAR Sports. Check your local listings. Also, fans from around the world can witness the action online via live streaming at www.onefc.livesport.tv. The event will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.
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