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ONE FC fills Jakarta card

Filipino flyweight Ruel Catalan
Filipino flyweight Ruel Catalan (left), pictured fighting Cambodia’s Khim Dima at ONE FC Moment of Truth in Manila on December 6, 2013, will be back in action on June 14 in Jakarta. ONEFC.COM

ONE FC fills Jakarta card

One Fighting Championship (ONE FC) has confirmed the final three bouts of its Era of Champions mixed martial arts fight card, which will be held at the 20,000-seat Mata Elang International Stadium in Jakarta on June 14.

Top Filipino flyweight Ruel “The Avenger” Catalan (2-4), who defeated Cambodia’s Khim Dima via a first round stoppage in his previous ONE FC fight last December, will face off against Malaysia’s Gianni Subba (3-1).

Muay Thai world champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke of Thailand will make his debut in the ONE FC cage, duelling fellow flyweight Joseph Omana of the Philippines, who is also kicking off his professional MMA career.

In another eagerly anticipated match, home town heroine Desi “Eagles Eyes” Rahayu will take on Malaysian bantamweight Ella Tang (0-1) in the first female MMA match to be fought in Indonesia.

ONE FC CEO Victor Cui said: “The card is stacked with a bevy of international stars, and fans, both watching live in Jakarta and around the world, can prepare for a night of thrilling world-class mixed martial arts action when the ONE FC warriors battle it out in the cage.”

StarSports will be broadcasting live coverage of the event on the night, with local channel MyTV to screen a delayed program with Cambodian commentary the following morning.

The nine-bout card on June 14 will be headlined by a flyweight clash between Kosuke “Rambo” Suzuki (10-3-2) of Japan and Brazilian Adriano “Black Diamond” Moraes (10-1).

ONE FC sign seven stars
Meanwhile, Singapore-based organisation ONE FC have announced seven exciting additions to its roster.

They include ex-Legend FC lightweight champions Adrian “Hunter” Pang (20-8) of Australia and Koji Ando (8-3) of Japan, Russia’s six-time female Wushu world champ Irina Mazepa, 2010 Pan Asian BJJ gold medalist and Filipino lightweight Vaughn Donayre (7-1), Japanese featherweight and Shooto and Zst veteran Hiroshige Tanaka (10-1), English lightweight and Honor FC Spanish champion Christian “The Animal” Holley (10-0) and former Heat heavyweight champion Cristiano Kaminishi (8-1) of Japan.

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