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ONE FC 23 Results + GIFs: Brandon Vera Destroys Igor Subora, Roger Gracie TKO’s James McSweeney


(Brandon Vera vs. Igor Subora. PRIDE…[*wipes away tear*]…neva die.)

ONE FC 23: Warrior’s Way just wrapped up in Pasay City, Philippines, featuring the promotional debuts of Brandon Vera and Roger Gracie, who were both victorious. Full results are below, and GIFs of the main card stoppages continue after the jump, via Zombie Prophet. As usual, brutal soccer kicks were involved.

- Bibiano Fernandes def. Dae Hwan Kim via submission (rear-naked choke), 1:16 of round 2
- Brandon Vera def. Igor Subora via KO (punch, soccer kicks), 3:54 of round 1
- Timofey Nastyukhin def. Eduard Folayang via KO (flying knee, soccer kicks), 3:11 of round 1
- Roger Gracie def. James McSweeney via TKO, 3:15 of round 3
- Kevin Belingon def. Koetsu Okazaki via unanimous decision
- Herbert Burns def. Honorio Banario via submission (rear-naked choke), 3:59 of round 1
- Jake Butler def. Sylvain Potard via unanimous decision
- Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke def. Rene Catalan via KO (knee), 2:30 of round 1
- Ana Julaton def. Walaa Abas Mohamed Kamaly via unanimous decision
- Jujeath Nagaowa def. Tharoth Sam via TKO, 3:34 of round 2


(Bibiano Fernandes vs. Dae Hwan Kim)

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MMA GIFs of the Day: Two Brutal Soccer Kick Knockouts From ONE FC 21


(All GIFs via ZombieProphet)

There’s only one good reason to watch ONE FC events — the chance to see a knockout that would be totally illegal on this side of the Pacific. Today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ONE FC 21 gave us two knockouts by way of completely brutal soccer kicks. Above, Stephen Langdown straight-up murders Raymond Tan with knees to the head on the ground and a pair of point-blank soccer kicks. Warning: It’s ugly. Below, Anatpong Bunrad crumples Marc Marcellinus with a teep to the gut, then uses his head to score the go-ahead goal.

After the jump: Ev Ting finishes Edward Kelly with a gnarly head-kick of the normal, standing-up variety.

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Video: Amir Kahn, MMA Fighter With Tourette’s Syndrome, Scores TKO Win in Pro Debut at ONE FC 20

A 20-year-old featherweight from Singapore named Amir Khan scored an impressive win in his professional debut earlier today, when he TKO’d Malaysian journeyman Jian Kai Chee midway through the first round of their fight at at ONE FC 20. And while we don’t usually report on obscure international fights, Khan is special: He suffers from Tourette’s syndrome, as evidenced by a prominent tic in which he frequently turns his face to the side, and appears to be vocalizing through the fight.

What’s interesting to me is how Khan doesn’t display the tic whenever he’s storming on Chee with strikes. It kind of reminded me of that scene in The King’s Speech where King George VI realizes that he doesn’t stammer while cursing. (Hot take: Punching people cures Tourette’s.) Anyway, I thought it was worth sharing.

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Will the UFC Be Signing Ben Askren Soon?


(Photo via Getty)

The same chorus emerges every time the UFC makes a questionable signing.

“You sign this guy but not Ben Askren?”

The MMA world might not have to type this sentiment out on Twitter and r/MMA much longer.

“I think if he keeps winning, he could get a shot over here,” Dana White said at the UFC 177 post-fight media scrum. His words on Askren took a bizarrely conciliatory tone. Check them out after the jump…

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‘ONE FC: Reign of Champions’ Results + GIFs — Aoki, Askren, Huerta Score First-Round Finishes


(Roger Huerta destroys Christian Holley with the help of ONE FC’s “Sure, knee ‘em in the head when they’re down, we don’t really care” rule. / GIF via ZP)

ONE FC: Reign of Champions (aka ONE FC 19) went down today at the World Trade Centre in Dubai, featuring Shinya Aoki, Ben Askren, and the return of Roger Huerta after a two-year absence and four-fight losing streak. Quick results are below, and more GIFs are after the jump, via ZombieProphet.

- Shina Aoki def. Kamal Shalorus via submission (rear-naked choke), 2:15 of round 1; Aoki retains the ONE FC lightweight championship

- Ben Askren def. Nobutatsu Suzuki via TKO, 1:24 of round 1; Askren becomes the new ONE FC welterweight champion, and secures his second-straight first-round stoppage. How ’bout that!

- Jadamba Narantungalag def. Koji Oishi via unanimous decision; Narantungalag becomes the new ONE FC featherweight champion

- Roger Huerta def. Christian Holley via TKO (knees & punches), 3:13 of round 1

- James McSweeney def. Cristiano Kaminishi via KO (punch & soccer kick), 1:17 of round 1

- Herbert Burns def. Hiroshige Tanaka via unanimous decision

- Mohamad Walid def. Vaughn Donayre via submission (armbar), 1:05 of round 1

- Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke def. Ali Yaakub via submission (rear-naked choke), 2:34 of round 1

- Ann Osman def. Ana Julaton via split-decision

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Hot Potato: 20 Photos of Christine Hallauer, One FC Ring Girl

The fact that we’ve never done a Hot Potato gallery on Christine Hallauer is a cruel injustice. But as Babes of MMA reminds us, the strikingly gorgeous ONE FC ring girl will be back in action this coming Friday at ONE FC: Reign of Champions in Dubai, and that’s reason enough to show you a bunch of her photos today.

Christine is a Swiss-Filipina model from Perth, Australia, who has appeared on magazine covers for FHM‘s Singapore, Malaysia, and Philippines editions, as well as Men’s Health Singapore and Muse. According to her bio, she earned a Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin University in Western Australia, and “When she’s not appearing before a camera or introducing MMA fights to eager crowds, she’s working in the oil and gas industry in Australia—reaping the rewards of her academically focused career.” Basically, she’s the Shane Carwin of MMA ring girls.

Check out 20 of our favorite Christine Hallauer photos in the gallery after the jump, and visit her Facebook page and official site for lots more. And if you missed ‘em before, take a look at our previous galleries on ONE FC ring girls Felixia Yeap, Maya T., Mila G., and Park Si Hyun.

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And Now He’s Hired: Brandon Vera Signs With ONE FC, Debut Date TBA


(Let me guess…makeup shotgun? / Photo via
MMAJunkie)

A month after his UFC firing went public, Brandon Vera has found a new home. MMAFighting passed along word yesterday that the 36-year-old striker has been signed by ONE FC, and will make his promotional debut later this year against an opponent to be named later.

Known to most MMA fans as “that weird promotion in Singapore or whatever?”, ONE FC has made news in recent months by changing its rules to allow soccer-kicks and knees to the head of a grounded opponent during fights, and hiring Rich Franklin as Vice President of Crowd Participation. The promotion has also continued to stack its roster with internationally-known stars; ONE FC 19: Reign of Champions (August 29th, Dubai) will feature Shinya Aoki, Ben Askren, and Roger Huerta.

So, will Vera follow in Phil Baroni’s footsteps and soccer kick his way to victory, or will the unfamiliar rule-set cause problems for “The Truth”? Honestly, it kind of depends on who they throw at him first. Then again, kicking a dude in the head isn’t rocket science, I guess. We’ll keep you posted.

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Brutal KO of the Day: Major Overall Destroys Bruno Pucci via Soccer Kick at OneFC 16 [GIF]


(Props: @ZombieProphet)

This little bit of savagery just went down at OneFC 16: Honor and Glory in Singapore, where a featherweight prospect named Major “Majee” Overall knocked out Bruno Pucci ice-cold with a soccer-kick to the face. PRIDE-style soccer kicks have been legal in OneFC since September 2012, following the controversial outcome of Andrei Arlovski vs. Tim Sylvia 4.

Note: Ben Askren will be making his promotional debut in the main event of today’s OneFC card, which is still going on at the time of this writing. Askren is fighting a guy named Bakhtiyar Abbasov. We’ll update this post if anything GIF-worthy happens. UPDATE: Askren subbed that dude with an arm-triangle choke in the first round.

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Rich Franklin Named One FC Vice President, Still Planning for “Sensible” UFC Retirement Fight


(Now that I think about it, Rich always was something of a forward thinker when it came to MMA.)

If Rich Franklin is “a loser” by his own admission, I’d sure like to know who he considers a winner (besides Anderson Silva, obviously). The former middleweight champion has been killing it outside of the octagon lately, opening his own successful, high-end juice business and now, accepting a role as the Vice President of burgeoning Asian MMA promotion, One FC. Not bad for a guy who once *insert hackneyed Ace Ventura reference here*

While rumors of Franklin’s potential gig started floating around more than a month ago, it wasn’t until this morning that Cheryl Tay of Yahoo Sports broke the official news. ONE FC chief executive officer Victor Cui was more than elated when discussing the role of his promotion’s latest acquirement:

Rich Franklin is another perfect example – he is an icon in this industry. Everybody loves him, he is well-respected, and he will a fantastic addition to the team in terms of experience and helping the sport grow in Asia from ground up awareness.

We will continue to define his role but to me now what’s most important is finding the best people. I am aggressively hiring in all positions and looking to add another 200 staff in the near future as we grow. At the moment, we are a young company still and Rich will do a lot of different things for us, from talent management to fighter recruitment and giving seminars.

Franklin was similarly excited by the prospect of working for Asia’s fastest-developing MMA promotion, telling Yahoo that “MMA in Asia right now is at the tip of the iceberg.”

“If you were to rewind the clock,” said Franklin, “it’s like MMA in the States back in 2003. I think MMA is going to take off like wildfire here in Asia and I will be part of it.”

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Random News Alert: Rich Franklin In Talks to Become ONE FC Vice President


(We probably could’ve used a better picture. / Photo via Getty)

Here’s the latest in headlines you’d never expect: Former UFC champ Rich Franklin is apparently in talks with ONE FC to become its vice president. Rich Franklin reported the news this morning on his Facebook page, saying the following:

I have been in talks with ONE FC about taking a job with them. They offered me a position as VP. I will be heading to ONE FC headquarters in the next few weeks to work out the details. I met with Dana and Lorenzo at the end of last year and they gave me their blessing. I will keep you posted.

As MMA Junkie reported, Franklin still has a fight on his UFC contract and stated that he wanted to fulfill his obligations. Taking a desk job with another MMA promotion almost definitely means that his fighting days are done.

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