ONE FC Battle of Lions: Zorobabel Moreira to Face Koji Ando
By ONE FC (via press release)
24 October 2014 – Singapore: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), has added three bouts to ONE FC: BATTLE OF LIONS. The event will see the return of top lightweight contender Zorobabel Moreira to take on streaking Japanese star Koji Ando. The event is set to take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 7 November. The inaugural ONE FC Middleweight World Champion will be crowned in the main event when Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Leandro Ataides meets top middleweight star from Kazakhstan, Igor Svirid.
Tickets for ONE FC: BATTLE OF LIONS on 7 November in Singapore are on sale now at Sports Hub Tix (http://www.sportshubtix.com). Ticket categories begin with the full Red Carpet and cageside experience for VIPs at S$378 followed by Arena S$158, Terrace S$58 and Balcony S$38. Prices exclude ticketing fee.
CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™, Victor Cui, stated, “ONE Fighting Championship returns to Singapore with another night of world-class mixed martial arts action at the iconic Singapore Indoor Stadium. Zorobabel Moreira is one of the top lightweights in the world and he returns to the ONE FC cage to take on Koji Ando, who is on one of the hottest streaks in the division. Get set for a night of adrenaline pumping mixed martial arts action as the superstars of ONE FC returns to battle it out inside the ONE FC cage!”
Fans around Asia can catch all the action live on FOX Sports 3. Check your local listings. Also, fans from around the world can witness the action online via live streaming at http://www.onefc.com/livestream. The event will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.
Zorobabel Moreira is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion and 3rd degree black belt under Carlos Gracie Junior. He has only been to a decision once in nine professional bouts and has defeated some of the top lightweights in the world. Moreira returns to the ONE FC cage after a two-year absence and fans are eager to see the improvements he has made in his time away.
Koji Ando is one of the top lightweights in the world. The 29-year-old lightweight has won his last four outings and holds a victory over ONE FC Featherweight World Champion Jadambaa Narantungalag. As a judoka, Ando finished in the top eight of the All-Japan Judo Tournament when he was still a high school student. His love of judo led him to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and he later transitioned into mixed martial arts. In his ONE FC debut, he made quick work of top prospect Rafael Nunes in impressive fashion, submitting the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in the first round.
Rocky “The Outlaw” Batolbatol is one of the most promising prospects from the Philippines. Batolbatol has impressed in regional competition and now gets to step up in competition as he prepares to compete under the ONE FC banner for the first time. Batolbatol has never tasted defeat in his career and will aim to keep the winning streak going with a victory over Nguyen.
Martin Nguyen earned a ONE FC contract by becoming the featherweight champion of ONE FC network partner Brace. Nguyen is one of the top featherweights to emerge from Australia and will now have the opportunity to stamp his mark inside the ONE FC cage
Jeff Huang is Taiwan’s top welterweight, and cemented that standing when he knocked out Indian kickboxer Bala Shetty in his ONE FC debut. Despite having a comfortable career as a financial consultant, Huang elected to give it up to dedicate himself to mixed martial arts, and spent his savings to travel the world and pick up new techniques. Huang is a power puncher and has finished the majority of his opponents by strikes.
Zuli Silawanto is an Indonesian MMA veteran who has more than 10 years of professional mixed martial arts experience. Silawanto has a diverse martial arts arsenal that includes Kickboxing, Pencak Silat and Submission Wrestling. He returns to ONE FC action intent on representing his country of Indonesia and testing himself against world-class competition.