• Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke had been the most dominant strawweight in ONE Championship. The Muay Thai legend crushed his opponents en route to becoming the inaugural ONE Strawweight World Champion, and the first Thai-born MMA World Champion. But he made a critical mistake in his last fight that cost him the belt and shattered his pride.

    Last May, in front of his compatriots in Bangkok, Thailand, the Evolve MMA product defended his title against unbeaten Japanese wrecking ball Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito at ONE: KINGDOM OF CHAMPIONS. Although he had a promising start, Naito eventually wore him down with flawless grappling, and spoiled his homecoming in the fourth round via rear-naked choke.

    Not only did Amnuaysirichoke drop the title and receive his first career loss, but he felt he had let his countrymen down. 

    “I was disappointed that I lost in front of my home crowd. I had prepared for all aspects for that fight with Naito — both stand-up and on the ground. But I made a mistake on the

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  • Joshua Pacio wants to be just like his role model and teammate, ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang.

    The 21-year-old Benguet, Philippines, native witnessed first-hand how Team Lakay’s elder statesman Folayang rose above poverty, and endured a tumultuous period of uncertainty in his mixed martial arts career before becoming one of the brightest superstars and most beloved titleholders in ONE Championship.

    “Before he got the belt, he went through a lot of ups and downs in his career. He was beaten and  was knocked out twice, but I saw the fight still burning in him,” Pacio says. “Now, he still goes to the gym and tries to get better and better every day. He taught me a lot about life and its spiritual side, and he taught me positive attitudes that will bring me up in my career.”

    Now, nearly five months removed from his first career loss, Pacio will carry all of his hero’s guidance and wisdom with him as he restarts his campaign to title contention.

    At ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM on

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  • In the past year, 26-year-old Jenny Huang of Chinese Taipei has impressively disposed of three quality opponents in ONE Championship with slick submissions, pushed her flawless record to 5-0, and excited the fans every time she stepped inside the cage. Now, she is being rewarded for her efforts.

    Huang is set to challenge inaugural ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee for her coveted title in the main event of ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM. The card broadcasts live on Saturday Night, 11 March, from the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.“I am really shocked. It means nothing is impossible,” she says. “The champion Angela Lee is a well-rounded fighter, so it is an honor to have an opportunity to fight against her.”

    With the title bout set, Huang decided to make some important life changes. The atomweight left her longtime gym, Martial Armour in her native Chinese Taipei, and relocated to China to be part of Tianjin Top Team, which features fellow ONE competitors Li Kai Wen, Xie Bin, and

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  • “Unstoppable” Angela Lee spent the past two years building her reputation in the mixed martial arts world, eventually forging her way to becoming the inaugural ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion.

    Now, ten months removed from winning the belt, it is time for her to defend the gold. The unbeaten Lee will make her first title defense on Saturday Night, 11 March, when she meets undefeated Taiwanese challenger Jenny Huang at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. 

    It will serve as the headlining bout of ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM, and Lee aims to have a dominant performance.

    In this interview, Lee talks about her upcoming opponent, as well as her passion for the martial arts, female empowerment in MMA, and handling the pressures of being a young champion.

    After defeating Mei Yamaguchi at ONE: ASCENT TO POWER last May, you took a break from competition. But still, you remained active by training at Evolve MMA in Singapore. In what areas have you improved?

    Angela Lee: I have been improving

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  • Asian MMA’s Hottest Ring Girls: Lee Jina

    A weekly look at the beautiful babes entertaining us between rounds in Asian MMA.

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    Lee Jina hails from South Korea, but also has a huge fan following in China. She grew up on a farm and studied economics at university, taking a job at one of the country’s most prestigious banks before turning her back on the world of finance to focus on her modeling career.

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    Lee speaks English and Mandarin as well as Korean, and has proved a smash hit with fight fans in Asia after making her debut as a ONE Championship ring girl last year. With stunning good looks and impressive language skills, she has already emerged as a firm favorite on the MMA scene.

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  • ONE Championship recently announced additional bouts for ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM, its highly-anticipated return to Thailand. The event will take place on 11 March at the Impact Arena in Bangkok.

    Headlined by Asian MMA star Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, who makes the first defense of her ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship title against Chinese Taipei’s Jenny Huang, ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM will feature a slew of local and international MMA stars.

    The 20-year-old Lee (6-0) is undefeated, and fresh off capturing the inaugural women’s title in May of last year with a hard-earned victory over Japanese MMA veteran Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi in Singapore.  Her opponent, Huang (5-0), also boasts an unblemished record, including a Submission of the Year 2016 victory in her last bout, a rare gogoplata finish of Filipino fighter April Osenio.

    What is perhaps the next-most exciting bout on the card sees the return of three-time Lumpinee stadium champion and former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong “Kru

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  • Can Lethwei become an internationally recognized martial art? The World Lethwei Championship (WLC) believes so, as they have recently unveiled an ambitious plan to grow the sport internationally.

    WLC Chairman Zay Thiha and its board of directors were inspired after witnessing the success Asian MMA giant ONE Championship experienced in Myanmar. The WLC is a subsidiary of Lekkha Moun Co, Ltd, which was one of ONE Championship’s partners at the recent ONE: STATE OF WARRIORS event last October. 

    ONE Championship has held three events in Myanmar’s capital city Yangon in 2015 and 2016, and was the inspiration behind WLC’s creation.

    “ONE Championship proved that a world-class martial arts event can thrive in the country, and we believe we can replicate that with the national martial art of Lethwei,” said Zay. “Lethwei events in the country leave much to be desired at the moment, and we believe we can elevate the sport and showcase Myanmar as a world-class sporting nation in the process.”

    WLC’s

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    Malaysia was treated to a spectacle Friday night, as six homegrown mixed martial arts talents emerged victorious in their respective bouts at ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS.

    The Stadium Negara, site of many epic ONE Championship cards in the past, once again roared with excitement as modern-day warriors took to the ONE Championship cage.

    Like we do for every ONE Championship card, we now take a look at some of the movers and shakers after such a memorable event. Let’s check out what could be next for some of the winners of ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS.

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    Ev “E.T.” Ting

    Now 3-0 at lightweight, Ev Ting is slowly but surely carving a niche out in his new division. The 27-year-old Malaysian-Kiwi sensation, who lives and trains out of Auckland, New Zealand, has now strung together four straight wins since his first round loss to ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat “Cobra” Gafurov in 2015.

    He stepped into the cage Friday night and took care of business against a tough, world-class competitor in Kamal Shalorus,

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  • ONE Championship was out in full strength this past Friday Night, 10 February, at the company’s latest show, ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS. It was an unforgettable evening of fights at Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and several victors made some major statements inside the cage.

    Most notably, a pair of hometown heroes stated their case for future title shots. Ev Ting edged out former ONE Lightweight World Championship challenger Kamal Shalorus en route to a split decision victory, while Agilan “The Alligator” Thani continued his journey towards Ben Askren’s ONE Welterweight World Championship.

    Malaysia has plenty to be proud about. Actually, they have six reasons to be proud, as all six of their warriors took home wins. In addition to that, there was an incredible debut from undefeated combat sambo specialist Movlid “Killer” Khaibulaev, and a touching tribute to Casey Suire, who sadly passed away last weekend in a road accident.

    Here are five of the top highlights from ONE: THRONE OF

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  • The main event at ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS was an absolute war, but the hometown hero, Ev “E.T.” Ting, narrowly pulled away with a razor-thin split decision victory over “The Prince Of Persia” Kamal Shalorus.

    It was a back-and-forth stand-up war, where Ting was able to successfully throw the Iranian Wrestling Champion off his game with a fundamentally-sound approach.

    “I knew I needed to fake a lot to put him off the takedown, but Kamal is tough. I hit him with a lot of shots, but he kept moving forward,” Ting told commentator Mitch Chilson in front of a sold-out crowd at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur.

    The first round was a stand-up battle, and that foreshadowed what was to come.

    Ting, a product of Auckland MMA, was methodical with his strikes. He kept switching between the southpaw and orthodox stances, cleverly mixing between punching combinations and powerful leg kicks, which bruised the lead leg of Shalorus.

    However, “The Prince Of Persia” threw heavy punches with bad intentions,

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