Tuesday, July 24, 2018

KEVIN BELINGON AND MARTIN NGUYEN FACE-OFF AT ONE: REIGN OF KINGS, ANNOUNCES LEGENDARY FIGHTS ON JULY 27 AT THE MOA ARENA

Martin Nguyen of Australia faces Filipino Kevin Belingon to battle for the ONE Interim Bantamweight World Championship slated on Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.  Looking on is ONE Championship Chairman and CEO, Mr. Chatri Sityodtong during the press conference on July 24, 2018 at the City of Dreams.

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), held the ONE: REIGN OF KINGS Official Kick-Off Press Conference today, 24 July at the City of Dreams Manila.

Full story on the recently concluded fight, please click here.
ONE Championship, in conjunction with Globe Telecom, the leading provider of telecommunications services in the Philippines, is launched as the exclusive ONE Championship Super App launch sponsor in the Philippines at the ONE: REIGN OF KINGS Official Kick-Off Press Conference.

Full to the brim. The ballroom at the City of Dreams during the ONE Championship Press Conference.

Gracing the press conference with their presence were ONE Championship Chairman and CEO, Mr. Chatri Sityodtong, as well as a handful of ONE Championship superstars ready to ignite the Mall of Asia Arena with action and excitement.


ONE Championship announces partnership with Globe Telecom's ONE Super App. On stage with Mr. Sityodtong are Globe SVP - Content Business Group Mr. Nikko Z. Acosta and Globe CCO Mr. Albert de Larrazabal.


Flanking Mr. Sityodtong are City of Dreams Manila SVP and COO Mr. Kevin Benning, Games and Amusements Board Chairman Mr. Abraham Kahlil B. Mitra.

In attendance are Globe CCO Mr. Albert de Larrazabal, Globe SVP - Content Business Group Mr. Nikko Z. Acosta, City of Dreams Manila SVP and COO Mr. Kevin Benning, Games and Amusements Board Chairman Mr. Abraham Kahlil B. Mitra.


The Main Event: Top bantamweight contender Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon (18-5) of Baguio City, Philippines will go head-to-head with reigning ONE Featherweight & Lightweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen (11-2) of Sydney, Australia.

Top bantamweight contender Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon (18-5) of Baguio City, Philippines will go head-to-head with reigning ONE Featherweight & Lightweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen (11-2) of Sydney, Australia in a highly-anticipated showdown for the ONE Interim Bantamweight World Championship. The two superstars both pack incredible power in each of their fists and will look to put on a show in Manila.


Also on the card are co-main event participants, former ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan”  Aoki (40-8, 1NC) of Tokyo, Japan and Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai (9-2) of Bangkok, Thailand, who will do battle for lightweight supremacy. 

Legendary Renzo Gracie (13-7-1, 1NC) of Brazil will face Yuki Kondo (60-34-9) of Japan in a historic bout between legends of the cage.

ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang (19-6) of Baguio City, Philippines and opponent Aziz Pahrudinov (20-0-1) of Dagestan, Russia were present. Both will compete in a much-anticipated three-round lightweight contest.

“ONE Championship is going all-out in the second half of 2018, and we always have something special planned for Manila. In what is perhaps the biggest martial arts spectacle ever held in the Philippines, we have an amazing evening planned for everyone this Friday night. The Mall of Asia Arena will be rocking with action and excitement, delivered by the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent,” said Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship. 

“Kevin Belingon and Martin Nguyen are ready to put on a show. This matchup gives me goosebumps and I know everyone is excited to see how it unfolds. When you put two aggressive and explosive strikers in the cage together, it is sure to produce fireworks. You literally cannot blink when these two guys finally meet at the center of the ONE cage. Given how both are incredible finishers, I don’t expect this bout to go the distance. Bibiano Fernandes is lying in wait, and the winner of this bout goes on to unify the bantamweight world titles,” Sityodtong added.


Renzo Gracie will be showcasing his talent for the final time in his career against Japanese veteran Yuki Kondo.

“In addition, we have a special treat for all the fans in Manila, as world-famous and legendary martial arts icon Renzo Gracie will be showcasing his talent for the final time in his career against Japanese veteran Yuki Kondo. I have known Renzo for a long time and it is an absolute honor and privilege to give them the stage for which he can perform once again and do what he loves to do in front of the entire world. We are ready to make history once again this Friday night at ONE: REIGN OF KINGS. See you all there!”


ONE Championship Reign of Kings in Manila press conference was a show of energy and excitement.

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