Today via Facebook, ONE FC announced the signing of seven more fighters from around Asia and the world. Included are four champs from other organizations, a BJJ standout, and a female kick boxer.
Off the top of the list, more Legend FC fighters have made it onto the ONE FC roster, including former Lightweight Champ Adrian Pang and final Lightweight Champ Koji Ando. Pang repeatedly impressed in his grueling battles with the likes of Nam Yui-Chul (former ROAD FC Champ, now UFC) and Jadamba Narantungalag, who just made his blistering return to action against Honorio Banario at ONE FC 16. Judoka Ando claims besting Jadamba on the last Legend event, thus claiming the belt from him.
Lightweight Vaughn Donayre went undefeated in the URCC and was heralded as “the king of jiujitsu of Cebu” by a fan. The gold medalist claims three of his wins by submission.
Featherweight Hiroshige “Hanzo” Tanaka is a Shootist who can claim wins over warhorse Hideki Kadowaki, up-and-comer Yoshifumi Nakamura, and former Pancrase title contender Yo Saito. His heavy hands make him dangerous to stand in front of. His only loss came from a TKO doctor stoppage because of a cut, way back in 2008.
light heavyweight Cristiano Kaminishi has been out of the rat race for a while, sidelined by a torn bicep attachment and subsequent surgery. He was due to appear on the first Rebel FC card, but injury again sidelined him. The HEAT Heavyweight Champ always contested at a higher division because there was no one his size.
Super featherweight Irina Mazepa studied wushu as a child and it lead her to winning 6 World Championships. She then branched out into kickboxing and Muay Thai, winning about half of her contests against more experienced kick boxers.
Finally, England’s Christian Holley who is undefeated across ten fights joins the roster. His roots in karateka led him into an interest in MMA. While living in Spain he trained with the National Wrestling Team, and now with pro-fighter heavy gym Atherton Submission Wrestling.