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One FC Announces Major Collaboration, Three Events in Three Countries in 2012

In what may be the biggest game changer in Asian MMA history, Singapore based upstart promotion One FC has recently announced a major partnership with over 15 smaller promotions spanning from Australia to India. One FC, who you might remember held a rather successful inaugural event back in September, released a list of the organizations they had gained exclusive partnerships with in a recent statement:

URCC (Philippines), Cage Fighting Championship (Australia), ROAD Fighting Championship (Korea), DARE Championship (Thailand), Team Lakay Wushu (Philippines), Tiger Muay Thai and MMA (Thailand), Tigers Gym (India), Evolve Mixed Martial Arts (Singapore), Legacy Gym (Thailand), Tough MMA (Taiwan), Synergy Jiu-Jitsu (Indonesia), Juggernaut  FC (Singapore), Fightworks Asia (Singapore), PAK MMA (Pakistan), Team Force (Korea), MuayFit (Malaysia), Leverage MMA (Malaysia)

Aside from this list, CEO/Owner Victor Cui announced that they would be adding 23 more gyms and promotions to their network in the following weeks in an effort to “unify Asian MMA and to build the sport that we all love dearly.” Cui continued:

With today’s announcement, many of the top MMA organizations and gyms in Asia have joined hands. These strong partnerships will help to accelerate the development of Asian fighters and the sport of MMA in the region. Asian fighters need platforms to gain invaluable experience and to showcase their skills to the world.

Damn, playa. DW would be proud.

Since the fallout of Pride, there is little denying that the opportunities for Asian mixed martial artists have shrank considerably. Under this new deal, any fighter signed under One FC will be able to compete under 5 different smaller banners (Cage Fighting Championships, Road FC, URCC and Dare Championships) for the opportunity to be called up to OneFC based on their performances, in turn allowing One FC to promote upwards of 30 events in 2012.

And, proving the theory that people on that side of the world simply work more efficiently than us, One FC has already announced three events to transpire across three countries in 2012. Though no fights have been announced, the first event will take place on February 11th in Kelapa Gading Sports Mall in Jakarta, Indonesia. The second, at the 12,000 capacity Singapore Indoor Stadium on March 31st. The third, will be the first ever major MMA event held in Malaysia, and will go down at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur on April 27th.

With the DREAM promotion currently hovering between “sporadic” and “possibly going under”, it is great to see that there is hope for the face of Asian MMA, and with a CEO as ambitious as Cui, it seems the sky is the limit for One FC.


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SnackDaddy- October 27, 2011 at 6:24 am
This is pretty exciting!
XENOPHON- October 26, 2011 at 1:42 pm
Hold your horses on this. I am a One FC proponent, but the fact is Asian business is shady and spun up most of the time.

CEO/Owner Victor Cui is best to be let to shooting his wad for while, before anyone considers sinking their hooks in to what he has put together....but as they say, there are no thrills for the carious.
Hey Charles, if you and that Central American editor of yours are still lurking, get your ass in gear and approach CEO/Owner Victor Cui with a business plan that includes expansion provisions, and see if you can land a contract to write some fluff for One FC.
Worse case is you have to swallow a Asian prick, and we all know that's not that big of feat.
Morningwood- October 26, 2011 at 10:55 am
so this is a "bundle deal" for the UFC when they buy the APO market?
Stak40- October 26, 2011 at 9:08 am
I'm doing my best to be excited about this.