ONE Fighting Championship events are coming in quick succession this month and next. On 7 November, in Singapore, we saw the first ever ONE Fighting Championship Middleweight World Champion being crowned. Igor Sivirid took only 17 seconds to secure his title, when he fought the previously undefeated Leandro Ataides.
The Kazakh 185 pound fighter has been on a roll this year, with six victories and now the ONE FC: Battle of Lions brings his set of victories to ten in a row. A stiff left hand jab from Svirid meant that Ataides was never really able to recover, as Svirid followed through with a series of punches against the cage.
At the same event, in the Lightweight class, Koji Ando faced Zorobabel Moreira and beat Moreira in the last stages of the final round of their fight.
The Battle of the Lions may be over, but there is plenty more to look forward to on the ONE FC fixtures list. In December, there will be ONE Fighting Championship: Warrior’s Way in the Phillipines on 5 December, followed by ONE Fighting Championship: Dynasty of Champions on 19 December in Beijing, China.
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At the ONE FC: Warrior’s Way event, which takes place in Pasay City in the Philipinnes, former UFC veteran fighter Brandon Vera will take on Igor Subora, the URCC Heavyweight Champion.
And then in the middle of December at the ONE Fighting Championship: Dynasty of Champions another threshold will be broken as this will be the inaugural ONE Fighting Championship event to take place in China. Already the event has been delayed by a couple of months as the original date set was Halloween. In the Bantamweight class, Song Ya Dong will fight Ji Xian and in the Lightweight class, Vincent Latoel will be challenging Adrian Pang.
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