ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC) announced today that all but one fighter made weight. The fighters are ready for ONE FC: HONOR & GLORY which takes place tomorrow evening at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. The card will be headlined by a clash of two of the best welterweights in the world, Ben Askren and Bakhtiyar Abbasov.
Ben Askren stated, “I am brimming with excitement at the opportunity to get back to competing! I cannot wait to get into the ONE FC cage. I’m going to look to finish him quick and there is nothing he can do to stop it. I want to stamp my mark in Asia and this will be my first step towards the ONE FC title!”
Bakhtiyar Abbasov stated, “I did not come all the way to Asia to be Ben Askren’s stepping stone. It’s a huge opportunity to face one of the most-talked about guys in the industry but I feel like I am prepared to prove to the world that I am the best welterweight on the planet.”
The scheduled bout between Ji Xian and Thanh Vu has been cancelled after Ji Xian failed to make the required bantamweight limit. ONE FC: HONOR & GLORY is now set with nine bouts on the card.
The entire card will also be available live on Pay-Per-View at www.onefc.livesport.tv. Visit the official ONE FC: HONOR & GLORY weigh-in photo gallery here.
MAIN EVENT Welterweight bout: Ben Askren (76.9 kg/ 169.5lbs) VS Bakhtiyar Abbasov (77.1 kg/ 170lbs)
CO-MAIN EVENT Lightweight bout: Eddie Ng (70 kg/ 154lbs) VS Vincent Latoel (69.7 kg/ 153 lbs)
MAIN CARD Featherweight bout: Honorio Banario (65.8 kg/ 145lbs) VS Jadambaa Narantungalag (65.6 kg/ 145lbs)
Lightweight bout: Caros Fodor (70.2 kg/ 155lbs) VS Willy Ni (69.9 kg/ 154lbs)
Featherweight bout: Bruno Pucci (65.2 kg/ 144lbs) VS Major Overall (65.7 kg/ 145lbs) Heavyweight bout: Alain Ngalani (104 kg/ 229lbs) VS Chi Lewis Parry (110 kg/ 243lbs)
Bantamweight bout: Radeem Rahman (60.7 kg/ 134lbs) VS Raymond Tan (61.2 kg/ 135lbs)
UNDERCARD Catchweight bout: Brad Robinson (80.4 kg/ 177lbs) VS Nik Harris (78.5 kg/ 173lbs)
Bantamweight bout: Stephen Langdown (60.9 kg / 134.2lbs) VS Casey Suire (61.2 kg / 135lbs)
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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