16 July 2014 – SINGAPORE: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, has confirmed that flyweights Geje Eustaquio of the Philippines and Adriano Moraes of Brazil will battle for the inaugural ONE FC Flyweight World Championship at ONE FC: RISE OF THE KINGDOM to be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 12 September.
Tickets for ONE FC: RISE OF THE KINGDOM will go on sale starting 26 July.
CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™ Victor Cui stated, “ONE FC is the largest sports media property in Asian history, bringing world-class mixed martial arts action all over Asia, including Cambodia. ONE FC: RISE OF THE KINGDOM will feature a battle for the inaugural ONE FC Flyweight World Championship between Geje Eustaquio and Adriano Moraes. This highly anticipated bout pits two of the best flyweights in the world against each other and promises a night of intense action and heart-thumping excitement! ONE FC: RISE OF THE KINGDOM will feature a fight card that fans in Cambodia and the millions of fans watching around the world would not want to miss!”
Geje Eustaquio is a skilled flyweight who trains with Team Lakay in the high altitudes of Baguio City, Philippines. Extremely quick and agile, he is proficient in every facet of mixed martial arts. Eustaquio earned a shot at the ONE FC Flyweight World Championship by defeating the tough Kentaro Watanabe last June. He’s now set to take on one of the toughest challenges of his career in Moraes.
Adriano Moraes of Brazil is one of the most dangerous fighters in the world. His high-level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and lightning quick strikes have been instrumental in his 11 wins thus far. Moraes earned the right to compete for the ONE FC Flyweight World Championship with his sound technical submission of Kosuke Suzuki, a fight which he won by Arm-Triangle Choke. Moraes will be tested against Eustaquio, one of the toughest mixed martial artists from the Philippines.
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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About ONE FC
With a 90%+ market share in Asia, ONE Fighting Championship™ is Asia's largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization. Headquartered in Singapore, the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization hosts the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Fighting Championship™ has partnered with FOX and STAR Sports for an unprecedented 10-year cable television deal with a coverage that spans 70+ countries across the world.
NagaWorld®, Phnom Penh is the first and best-in-class integrated Hotel, entertainment complex in fast-emerging Cambodia, owned by NagaCorp. The reputable business and entertainment hub played host to several of the world’s greatest leaders including a recent visit by Malaysian Prime Minister – YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak - and global blue-chip companies of commanding stature. NagaWorld® is a socially responsible organization with more than 3,000 associates who helped build infrastructure and communities under the distinguished patronage of the First Lady of Cambodia. NagaWorld® is an icon and widely recognised as the best Entertainment and M.I.C.E. destination in Indochina.
MyTV is a free-to-air interactive TV channel launched in 2003 aimed at providing original local programming to the younger generation, is owned and operated by Cambodian Broadcast Service (CBS), who also controls Cambodian Television Network (CTN) and Cambodian News Channel. It is currently the number 2 TV channel behind only CTN and is renowned for its cutting-edge innovation. MyTV has become the ‘social network’ broadcaster with mobile phone and internet applications, leading the charge for modern contemporary entertainment in Cambodia.