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ONE FC breaks in China with Beijing blockbuster

ONE Fighting Championship, in partnership with AMC Live, will hold its first mixed martial arts event in China on October 31.

The fight card, titled ONE FC: Dynasty of Champions and set to pack out Beijing’s 7,000-seater National Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium, will be headlined by a top Chinese bantamweight battle between former Pan-Pacific champion Xian Ji and the undefeated Song Ya Dong.

Meanwhile, Australia’s lightweight contender Adrian Pang will clash with Vincent Latoel of the Netherlands in the co-main event.

Xian (11-2) has made a reputation for himself as one of the top grapplers in Asian MMA. “The Executioner” has a background in the Chinese kickboxing discipline of Sanshou, going undefeated in his first eight professional MMA fights. All of his 11 career victories to date have come from submissions.

Song (4-0) is one of the brightest prospects in the world of cage fighting having won four bouts before his 20th birthday and is one of the most highly touted mixed martial artists to ever emerge from China.

Best known for his takedowns, Song will face his biggest test to date in compatriot Xian as they both make their debuts at ONE FC.

Pang (20-8-2) has made a remarkable return from a horrific assault at the hands of security guards in Queensland two years ago. He is the former Legend FC lightweight champion (a title he lost to new ONE FC featherweight champion Jadamba Narantungalag of Mongolia).

Latoel (15-15-2) has established himself as one of the most exciting lightweights on the ONE FC roster. Beginning his career as a Dutch kickboxer, he has developed an all-action style that will be a tough litmus test for Pang as both veteran fighters look to make a statement on October 31.

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