ONE FC 11: Three Singapore vs. Malaysia Bouts Confirmed
By ONE FC (via press release)
04 September 2013 – Singapore: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts promotion, has added another three fights to the blockbuster ONE FC: TOTAL DOMINATION card set to take place on 18 October in Singapore. All three bouts will feature top Singaporean mixed martial artists facing off against Malaysian rivals. Sherilyn Lim will face Ann Osman, who will become the first Malaysian female mixed martial artist to compete in ONE FC. Two other bouts will also feature Singapore vs Malaysia contests. Manhunt Singapore 2011 winner Juan Wen Jie will make his eagerly anticipated debut against Malaysia’s Alex Lim and in the Bantamweight division, Stephen Langdown from Singapore will battle Mark Marcellinus from Malaysia.
Tickets for ONE FC: TOTAL DOMINATION are on sale now at SISTIC (www.SISTIC.com.sg). Ticket categories begin with the full Red Carpet and cageside experience for VIPs at $348 followed by Arena $148, Terrace $58 and Balcony $38. All applicable service charges apply.
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 first two undercard fights are available for viewing free-of-charge and the main card fights will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.
CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™ Victor Cui stated, “ONE FC, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with 90% of the market share in Asia, returns to Singapore with a blockbuster show on October 18. In each city we go to, MMA fans are eager to rally behind their local heroes and support their nation’s warriors. This time, Singaporean MMA fans will have plenty to cheer about as the age-old rivalry between Singapore and Malaysia is reignited as Singapore’s own Sherilyn Lim, Juan Wen Jie and Stephen Langdown face-off against stiff Malaysian competition In the ONE FC cage. I know that the roar of the Singapore crowd cheering on their hometown warriors will be deafening and I can’t wait to hear the Indoor Stadium erupt with those cheers once again.”
Ann Osman fights out of Borneo Tribal Squad in Kota Kinabalu. She will be the first female mixed martial artist to represent Malaysia in Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization. Coached by ONE FC Featherweight standout AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor, Osman brings a relentless will to win and will be looking to emerge with her hands raised.
Sherilyn Lim will be representing Singapore’s oldest mixed martial arts gym, Fight G. She has been part of Fight G since 2007, when she joined their Muay Thai program and has been training under the tutelage of Singaporean MMA pioneer Darren De Silva. Sherilyn has quickly established herself as the best female mixed martial artist in Singapore and fight fans have been eagerly expecting her debut on the largest stage in Asian MMA. She will be looking to do the Republic proud on Asia’s largest stage when she competes in front of the Singapore fans on 18 October.
Juan Wen Jie will be fighting out of Impact MMA in Singapore. He is a former Singapore Manhunt 2011 winner who went on to represent the country in the year’s international Manhunt competition. Since then, he has made the transition to mixed martial arts and remains undefeated two fights into his professional career. He will be looking to keep the fight standing and showcase his Muay Thai and Sanshou skills. He was initially scheduled for a bout in the third ONE FC event but had to put those plans on hold after suffering an injury. Now fully recovered, he looks to get his ONE FC career back on track with a victory over Alex Lim.
Alex Lim is a Malaysian veteran fighting out of Training Grounds Martial Arts & Fitness. He possesses a dogged determination that has served him well in his mixed martial arts career thus far. He will hope his strength in the clinch and his willingness to get into a brawl will propel him to a victory. Malaysians have won every ONE FC bout against Singaporeans thus far and Lim will be looking to keep that streak going.
Stephen Langdown will be making his professional mixed martial arts debut against Mark Marcellinus. A well-known face in social media circles, he has thousands of followers on social media sites Instagram and Twitter. The young Singaporean has been training hard and has been eagerly awaiting his opportunity to prove himself on the biggest stage in MMA. He will finally get the chance to showcase his skills at ONE FC: TOTAL DOMINATION against a Borneo native. Stephen Langdown stated, “ONE FC has a 90% market share in Asia, it is every fighter’s dream to one day appear in ONE FC and on October 18, I get to realize that dream.”
Mark Marcellinus hails from Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia. He was an orphan growing up and turned to karate and boxing while getting bullied in school. He is a qualified fitness trainer and one of the best mixed martial arts talents to hail from the state of Sabah in East Malaysia. He will be looking to silence the Singapore crowd with a finish of hometown favorite Stephen Langdown.