ONE Championship Adds 14 New Athletes To Their Roster

Fourteen amazing fighters from all around the world have signed a contract with the leading Asian mixed martial arts promotion, ONE Championship.

Below is the next generation of ONE warriors who will compete in the ONE Championship and the ONE Super Series, as soon as the live shows get back on track.

Hyeon Woo Ko

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안녕하세요. 이번에 세계 격투기 3대 리그라고 불리는 대회 중 하나인 원챔피언쉽과 계약을 하게 되었습니다. 일단 이번 계약에 도움을 주신 @teammad_korea @michaelpark.0708 두분께 진심으로 감사드립니다. 원래는 운동을 그만두려고 했었습니다. 운동은 오래했지만 이런저런 이유로 시합을 많이 못했습니다. 몸관리를 못했던 제탓도 있었고 그냥 취소된 시합도 많았습니다. 그러다보니 격투기가 그냥 좋아서 시작했지만 이렇다 할 성과도 못내고 스스로에게 실망도 많이하고 어느순간부터 운동에 대한 열정이 예전같지 않았습니다. 그래서 다른일을 해볼려고 운동도 쉬고 나름의 방황을 하고 있었습니다. 하지만 주변에 많은분들이 좋은말씀과 힘을 주셔서 정말 올해가 마지막이라는 생각으로 다시 해보기로 마음을 먹었고 다시 일상으로 돌아와 운동을 하고 있었습니다. 그러던 중 원챔피언쉽과 계약 얘기가 나오고 계약을 하게 되었습니다. 솔직히 계약을 하게 되어서 기쁘지만 아직 많이 기뻐하고 싶진 않습니다. 아직 갈 길이 멀기 때문입니다. 이제 시작이라고 생각합니다. 나중에 훗날 제가 목표한 바를 다 이루면 그때 정말로 기뻐하겠습니다. 아직 많이 부족하지만 열심히해서 꼭 제 목표를 이뤄내겠습니다. 그때까지 많은 응원 부탁드립니다. 감사합니다^^ ⠀ #onechampionship #계약 #mma #팀매드 #이제 #시작 #챔피언 #떡강정

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Coming from Busan, South Korea, Hyeon Woo Ko (8-1) is a 27-year-old featherweight who is riding a seven-bout winning streak. So far, he has competed in Angel’s Fighting and few other local promotions.

Daniyal Zainalov

Undefeated light heavyweight Daniyal Zainalov (7-0), born in Nefteyugansk, Russia, has finished six of his seven opponents.

Hyun Man Myung

South Korean Hyun Man ‘The Iron Gentleman’ Myung will be stepping into the ONE light heavyweight division. The Max FC Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion has an 5-3 (1 NC) MMA record and a vast kickboxing experience (55-5-2), which he will also get a chance to showcase, as he will be active in both disciplines. He faced the legendary Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic in his sixth pro MMA bout.

Courtney Martin

Courtney Martin is 8-1 as an amateur, and is ready to join the pros in the ONE women’s flyweight division. The Australian earned her contract by winning the 2019 GAMMA World Championships in Singapore at the end of last year, and being declared the tournament’s Best Female Athlete.

Edson Marques

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Saudades disso!!!!

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NP Fight Welterweight Champion Edson Marques is coming from Brazil with a perfect MMA score (9-0) and a significant experience in boxing and Muay Thai. ‘Panico’ will also be a part of ONE Super Series.

Muaina Manase

Muaina Manase won the men’s middleweight tournament at the 2019 GAMMA World Championships, with stoppages in semifinal and final matches. The New Zealand native received the Best Male Athlete award and will join ONE’s welterweight division.

Hiroba Minowa

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キッズ修斗から世界へ! 世界ストロー級新王者・箕輪ひろばがONEChampionshipと契約。 第8代世界ストロー級王者箕輪ひろば(総合格闘技道場STF)が修斗とパートナーシップを結ぶONEChampionshipとの契約が締結した事をご報告させて頂きます。 尚、契約はONE Championshipの本社があるシンガポールで行われ、契約にはチャトリ・シットヨートンCEO自ら立ち会って頂きました。 修斗からは現在契約中の内藤のび太、猿田洋祐、佐藤将光に続きの歴代世界王者として4人目の契約となります。 箕輪選手は12歳からキッズ修斗で活躍し、世界王者へと登り詰めた経歴を持ち、修斗の持つキッズ、ジュニア、アマチュア、プロというヒエラルキーの中において最も成功した選手です。 今や全国に普及しているキッズ&ジュニア修斗に出場する選手達の指標となるべく箕輪選手の今後の活躍にご期待下さい。 箕輪ひろばコメント 「この度、ONE Championshipと契約出来た事を大変嬉しく思います。 僕はキッズ修斗から修斗の世界王者になって今回の契約を勝ち取りました。 格闘技を志している全ての子供達に夢を与える事が僕の最大の目標なので応援よろしくお願いします! 最後にこの様な機会を与えてくれたチャトリCEOをはじめONE Championshipの皆様に感謝致します。」

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The Shooto Strawweight World Champion Hiroba Minowa (11-2), has won all of his matches by stoppage. Eight of which came by the way of submission. The Japanese MMA star has only two losses in his career, and one of them came against former ONE strawweight champion, Yosuke ‘The Ninja’ Saruta.

Shamil Abdulaev

Russian middleweight power house Shamil Abdulaev (12-1), has finished seven of his opponents. The Moscow native is a two-time World Champion in MMA, and his only loss came by the way of a split decision.

Anatoly Malykhin

Anatoly Malykhin (8-0) is a massive addition to the ONE heavyweight division, and is immediately in talks for the title contention. The 31 year-old Russian won the WMMAA Amateur World Championships in 2017, and has finished all of his opponents to date, including Jake Heun.

Mihajlo Kecojevic

Exciting Serbian striker Mihajlo Kecojevic (13-1), signed a two-year contract with ONE for at least 6 matches in the kickboxing light heavyweight division. He earned this chance by scoring a first-round knockout against Maxim Bolotov, and winning the FEA Kickboxing World GP heavyweight tournament.

Murat Aygun

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Murat Aygun is a striking specialist (16-1) who will join ONE’s kickboxing light heavyweight division. The Dutch-Turkish star who trains under Said El Badaoui (also the coach of Ilias Ennahachi), is an ISKA and WFL heavyweight world champion. ‘The Butcher’ has notable wins over some big names, including Errol Zimmerman and Tarik Khbabez.

Jonathan Di Bella

Sensational undefeated kickboxer Jonathan Di Bella (10-0) is coming from Canada, and is joining ONE’s strawweight division. Although very young, he is not unfamiliar with the big stage, having competed at Glory 61: New York.

Captain Petchyindee Academy

Captain Petchyindee Academy (140-40-1) is a Lumpinee Stadium and WPMF Muay Thai World Champion, and will be joining the ONE Super Series Muay Thai in the bantamweight division.

Jacob Smith

Jacob Smith is a British Muay Thai prospect with a 10-1-1 pro record, and will be a great addition to the flyweight division with his exciting and aggressive fighting style.

These signings comes just a couple of weeks after ONE Championship announced several other huge signings, including Glory lightweight champion Sittichai Sitsongpeenong, Glory heavyweight title challenger Guto Inocente, Andrei Stoica’s brother Bogdan Stoica and MAX FC heavyweight champion & ROAD FC/RIZIN veteran Myung Hyun Man.

As ONE has postponed all shows in June, we can’t expect to see these new, exciting athletes competing before July.

Who are you most excited about joining the ONE Championship roster?

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