This is gonna be an exciting match when ONE FC Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano Fernandes defends his title against Bantamweight Grand Prix winner Masakatsu Ueda on stacked card ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES happening on May 2, 2014.
ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES is set to be the largest mixed martial arts event ever witnessed in the history of the Philippines to be held at the 20,000-capacity Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Bibiano and Masakatsu met face-to-face during the media presentation last March 18 at The Atrium of The Mall of Asia in front of Victor Cui, CEO / Owner of ONE Fighting Championship, a mixed martial arts organization based in Singapore which is widely regarded as being the biggest in Asia.
Aside from Fernandes and Ueda, ONE FC: Rise of Heroes stacked card includes matches between the best Australian Featherweight, Rob Lisita, and the former Legend FC Bantamweight Champion, Yusuke Kawanago. It will also feature the young and motivated Filipino hero, Eugene Toquero, who will soak up the passionate support of the screaming Filipino fight fans as he faces one of the top Flyweight prospects in the world, Gianni Subba.
Lisita and Kawanago is gonna be a grudge rematch between the two. Lisita said that the coming match will be different. “I’m aggressive. He (Yusuke) says he’s aggressive, we’ll see. He says he’s gonna teach me a lesson, I’m gonna teach him a lesson… My name is Ruthless Lisita and I’m not called ‘ruthless’ for no reason,” Lisita warned his opponent.
Bibiano has been fighting in the Philippines for four times already and he is excited to be back to this country. “I wish the best for Masakatsu and his training camp. With my belt, Ueada will get it, no way,” said the Brazilian MMA fighter who told the media that sometimes he’s been compared to look like a Filipino born national which he acknowledges positively.
“I’m not gonna talk about (the coming match) it’s gonna be the biggest, the baddest, blah-blah-blah. All that stuff remains accurate. ONE FC right now is watched by a billion viewers worldwide. we have a fantastic deal with Mall of Asia (MOA) and we got new sponsors and partners… What I want to share with you is something away from all that regular stuff. I wanna share with you the stories of our fighters, of what I think really makes ONE FC a great organization. Because to have a great organization, you have to have great people in it. And the men that I’m honored and privileged to work with, these guys are the fighters the quarter men, are some of the greatest men that I have ever met. And they have amazing stories. And in it’s those stories I wanna share with you,” said Victor as he introduce the heroic stories of ONE FC‘s fighters.
Tickets for ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES are on sale now at SM Tickets (www.smtickets.com). Ticket categories begin with the full Red Carpet and cageside experience for VIPs at Php 6,360 followed by Patron at Php 3,180, Lower Box Php 1,280, Upper Box at Php 640 and General Admission at Php 220.
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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