ONE FC 16 takes place on May 30, 2014 in Singapore with Ben Askren’s debut as the main event. Two more matches have ben added to the event, and one opponent change.
After months of wondering who would pick up Sengoku superstar and former Legend FC Lightweight Champion Jadamba Narantungalag, ONE FC has announced they’ve done it and matched him against former ONE FC Featherweight Champion Honorio Banario. Jadamba is a slugger with submission skills, and considered a threat to everyone inside the ring. Now he’ll get to test his worth in a cage against one of ONE FC’s fiercest in Banario.
Singapore MMA poster boy Eddie Ng will again fight in front of his adopted home town as he meets Vincent Latoel. Ng rides a win streak since the beginning of his career with all finishes, and he’ll be salivating to lock onto Latoel’s sub defense weakness in one way or another. Latoel showed he can go the distance in his MMA return in his last tough battle with Eduard Folayang.
In the third fight announced, rising star Bruno Pucci will now face Major Overall instead of Martin Nguyen. While both grapplers have shown prowess with their skillets inside MMA bouts, Pucci’s resume boasts a step above with golds in IBJJF competition.
ONE FC 16 – “Honor and Glory”
May 30, 2014
Singapore Indoor Stadium
Ben Askren (12-0) vs Bakhtiyar Abbasov (11-2)
Eddie Ng (7-1) vs Vincent Latoel (14-14-2)
Jadamba Narantungalag (8-3) vs Honorio Banario (8-3)
Caros ‘The Future’ Fodor (8-4) vs Willy Ni (15-8)
Bruno Pucci (3-0) vs Major Overall (4-1)
Jake Butler (3-1) vs Pane ‘The Punisher’ Haraki (3-2)
Ji Xian (11-2) vs Thanh Vu (3-3)
Alain Ngalani (1-1) vs Chi Lewis Perry (5-0)
Radeem Rahman (1-0) vs Raymond Tan (2-1)
Stephen Langdown (1-0) vs Casey Suire (4-0)
Nik Harris (5-2) vs Brad Robinson (2-0)
ONE FC: HONOR & GLORY COMPLETE WITH ADDITION OF FINAL THREE BOUTS
HONG KONG’S EDDIE NG TO MEET FELLOW LIGHTWEIGHT VINCENT LATOEL IN CO-MAIN EVENT
FORMER ONE FC FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION HONORIO BANARIO RETURNS TO FACE TOP MONGOLIAN
CONTENDER NARANTUNGALAG JAMDABAA
TOP FEATHERWEIGHTS BRUNO PUCCI AND MAJOR OVERALL SET TO COLLIDE
TICKETS FOR ONE FC: HONOR & GLORY ARE ON SALE NOW AT SPORTS HUB TIX (http://www.sportshub.com.sg/onefc)
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29 April 2014 – Singapore: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC) has added the final three fights to the 10-bout fight card of ONE FC: HONOR & GLORY, which is slated to take place on 30 May at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Hong Kong’s Eddie Ng will put his undefeated streak on the line when he meets top Dutch kickboxer Vincent Latoel. Former ONE FC Featherweight World Champion, Honorio Banario, is also set to return to action as he takes on the challenge of top Mongolian kickboxer and mixed martial artist, Narantungalag Jadambaa. In addition, no-gi grappling champion Bruno Pucci returns to action against exciting MMA prospect, Major Overall. Berocca® has also joined forces with ONE Fighting Championship™ as an Official Partner and signs on Eddie Ng as its first ever ONE FC Berocca® ambassador.
Tickets for ONE FC: HONOR & GLORY on 30 May in Singapore are on sale now at Sports Hub Tix (http://www.sportshub.com.sg/onefc). Ticket categories begin with the full Red Carpet and cageside experience for VIPs at S$348 followed by Arena S$148, Terrace S$68 and Balcony S$38. Prices exclude ticketing fee.
ONE FC CEO Victor Cui stated, “After months of anticipation, ONE FC will return to Singapore with another explosive night of world-class mixed martial arts action. Fans around the world have been eagerly awaiting the ONE FC debut of top welterweight, Ben Askren. He faces the toughest test of his career when he goes up against another top welterweight, Bakhtiyar Abbasov. ONE FC is redefining the mixed martial arts landscape and close to 12,000 fans will pack out the arena to witness history at ONE FC: HONOR & GLORY! The partnership with Berocca® is a gamechanger that will bring together two of the most recognizable brands in Asia. ONE FC has 90% of the market share in Asia and we are beyond ecstatic to have Berocca® as a partner and are excited about the synergies that this partnership will bring.”
“Berocca® is about providing lasting energy performance to busy individuals; supporting both mental and physical performance as they take on challenges everyday. We are proud to be represented by Eddie Ng, one of the most exciting combat athletes in this region with his discipline and gift in this physically and mentally demanding martial arts sport. Synergistically, One FC is the right sponsorship platform to support MMA fighters as the sport is all about staying sharp and alert. It is also a battle between body, mind and soul to see who emerges as the winner in the cage,” said Ms Eileen Kuan, Marketing Category Manager, Consumer Care, Bayer Healthcare. Ms Kuan added that exciting plans to leverage on Asia’s most premier MMA events are in the pipeline.
Hong Kong’s Eddie Ng is a lightweight contender who is on one of the best winning streaks in ONE FC, having racked up four consecutive wins over the division’s best lightweights. The prodigious mixed martial artist began his career by learning techniques through watching video tapes. He eventually travelled to Singapore, where he has now settled into his role as a member of the Evolve Fight Team. A win over Latoel will reinforce Ng’s position as one of the best Lightweights in the world.
Vincent Latoel is a globe-trotting kickboxer who has faced some of the best in the sport. Latoel has made a career of putting on exciting bouts and enters every bout with the intention of trading blows with his opponent. A win over Ng would propel Latoel up the rankings and establish him as a potential contender for the ONE FC Lightweight World Championship.
Honorio Banario is a Wushu practitioner who has found success in the ONE FC cage. The greatest moment in his fledging career was when he became the inaugural ONE FC Featherweight World Champion last February. He is eager to prove his worth once again on Asia’s biggest stage and gets the perfect opportunity to do so against Narantungalag Jadambaa.
Entering the ONE FC cage for his first time, Mongolian MMA star Narantungalag Jadambaa is hell-bent on further establishing himself on a larger stage. Considered the best mixed martial artist to emerge from Mongolia, Narantungalag channels the iconic Mongolian warrior spirit when he competes, and will now get a step up in competition and bring that energy to ONE FC.
Bruno Pucci has won over MMA fans around the world with his impressive ONE FC debut, where he locked in a rear naked choke and submitted Pakistan’s MMA pioneer, Bashir Ahmad, in the first round. Pucci is a decorated no-gi grappling champion who has remained undefeated since transitioning to mixed martial arts and will look to keep that streak going as he closes in on a title shot.
Major Overall is a fighter not lacking in confidence, as he carries himself with an enthusiastic demeanour both in and outside of the cage. A Brazilian Jiu-jitsu purple belt, he is very comfortable fighting from his back and has significantly improved his striking since moving to Asia. He came to the continent with the intention of learning new martial arts, and will be eager to showcase his new-found skills against Pucci.
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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