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.
ONE FC 16 will take place at the Mata Elang International Stadium and promises to be off the hook with lighting, effects, and all around pristine production, given the event partner’s previous experience with the biggest concerts in Indonesia. Adriano Moraes and Kosuke Suzuki will look to make a fireworks finale as the main event.
Moraes was undefeated until he joined ONE FC and faced Yusup Saadulaev in what could be named one of 2013’s greatest fights. He then redeemed himself with a stunning choke win over Yasuhiro Urishitani, who had not been submitted in seven years. That means Suzuki will have a big plate of whoopass in front of him when he makes his ONE FC debut. The Shootist is riding a 5-fight win streak that comes from an undefeated campaign in 2013 and ’14. “Rambo”, as he’s known and personifies, will be bringing aggressiveness and ground game to the match.
Fransino Tirta, Indonesia’s MMA superstar, finally makes his long-awaited return to fighting, and he’s doing it in front of his home crowd. Tirta went undefeated in Indonesia’s premier promotion TPIFC a decade ago. The BJJ black belt has since cranked out wins in grappling, keeping his mind on his much-desired MMA career. He will face a relatively unknown Egyptian fighter Sami Amin in his return.
ONE FC 17
June 14, 2014
Mata Elang International Stadium
Adriano Moraes vs Kosuke Suzuki
Fransino Tirta versus Sami Amin
JAKARTA RETURN SET FOR 14 JUNE AT STATE-OF-THE-ART MATA ELANG INTERNATIONAL STADIUM
ADRIANO MORAES AND KOSUKE SUZUKI BATTLE IN MAIN EVENT
PLUS: UNDEFEATED INDONESIAN STAR FRANSINO TIRTA TO FACE EGYPTIAN SAMI AMIN IN CO-MAIN EVENT
07 May 2014 – Singapore: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), Asia’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) organization with a 90% market share, has agreed to a partnership with Indonesia’s top entertainment company, 7Kings Entertainment. The partnership will see ONE FC return to Jakarta for another blockbuster event on 14 June 2014 at the state-of-the-art Mata Elang International Stadium (MEIS).The main event will feature a flyweight bout between dynamic Brazilian striker Adriano Moraes and Japanese MMA veteran Kosuke ‘Rambo’ Suzuki. Indonesian MMA star Fransino Tirta will also meet Sami Amin from Egypt in the co-main event.
Tickets for Jakarta will be on sale at Kiostix, Rajakarcis, Ticket.com and Indotix 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, “Our Indonesian fans have been eagerly awaiting our return to Jakarta and we are excited to be able to bring world-class MMA back to the capital city of Indonesia. This time, we will be back with MEIS as the official venue partner and a partnership with Indonesia’s top entertainment company, 7Kings. 7Kings is synonymous with hosting world-class musical and sporting events and I am ecstatic to be working with them. Fans in Jakarta and all over the world can look forward to an unforgettable night of explosive knockouts and exciting finishes!”
“It is a privilege ad honor for us to be the promoter for ONE FC in Indonesia. As the result of EMTEK group (SCTV & Indosiar) and Mata Elang Group’s joint efforts (Indonesia’s two largest entertainment companies), 7Kings Entertainment was established to offer the best in entertainment. With ONE FC, 7Kings will present to Indonesia a world-class mixed martial arts event, with unmatched visuals, lighting and media production,” stated Aldo Menayang, CEO of 7Kings Entertainment.
With a seating capacity of 15,000, MEIS is the biggest state-of-the-art indoor arena in Jakarta. It has previously held events for international acts such as Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez, Big Bang and many more. This year, it will add Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization to that list. MEIS’s size and location inside Ancol Beach City, which is a lifestyle and entertainment centre, makes it the perfect venue to host the large group of ardent MMA supporters.
Adriano Moraes joined ONE FC as one of the most touted prospects in the world and demonstrated his ability by overcoming the experience of Yasuhiro Urushitani in his last ONE FC bout, boosting his record to 10-1. Moraes is one of the most talented mixed martial artists to emerge from Brazil in recent years and will look to claim a memorable win with a victory over Suzuki.
Previously a Shooto fighter, Kosuke “Rambo” Suzuki accumulated an impressive 10-3 record and is looking to boost that with another victory in ONE FC on 14 June in Jakarta. This will be Suzuki’s ONE FC debut and he will be bringing along his “Rambo” persona and fighting flair to the ONE FC cage as he aims to prove himself as one of the best flyweights in the world.
Since making his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2003, Fransino Tirta has amassed an unblemished 15-0-1 record. Tirta is only the second Indonesian home-grown Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. He is also a multiple-division winner in grappling, and has beaten world-class competition in sanshou, boxing and combat sambo. His well-roundedness is legendary having started training 12 years ago in Japanese Jiu-jitsu and adding wrestling, boxing, sanshou and grappling into his arsenal. This June, Tirta is set to proudly represent his homeland on a global stage of MMA as he faces Egyptian mixed martial artist Sami Amin.
Egyptian Sami Amin will also be making his ONE FC debut this June when he faces Indonesia’s Fransino Tirta. With a record of 4-1, Amin won most of his fights via TKO and looks like one of the most promising MMA talents to come from Egypt. Winning this fight against Tirta will further his case as an exciting mixed martial artist and move him one step closer to a future title opportunity.
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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