ONE: Dawn Of Heroes sa MOA

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SA ikinilos nina reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen ng Australia at challenger Koyomi “Moushigo” Matsushima sa kanilang paghaharap sa media pre-event conference, tiyak ang ratsadahan sa ONE: Dawn of Heroes ngayon sa MOA Arena.


Target ni Nguyen na maidepensa ang korona sa ikatlong pagkakataon laban sa sumisikat na karibal sa main event ng nangungfunang MMA promotion sa Asya.

“I hope you guys are as excited as I am, being able to come back here and compete in front of the Manila fans and Filipinos. First and foremost, I’m just happy to compete at the highest level,” pahayag ni Nguyen.

“I want to say congratulations to Koyomi Matsushima in earning his title shot by winning his last bout decisively. It’s an honor and I’m excited to go up against a warrior who puts it all on the line as much as I do.”

“On Friday night, you all are in for a treat. I’ve been working so hard and I’m sure he’s been working so hard as well. But this is my division…and still,” aniya.

Sa co-main event, magtutuos sina newly-crowned champion Jonathan “The General” Haggerty ng United Kingdom at Thai challenger Rodtang ‘The Iron Man’ Jitmuangnon sa ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship.

“I’m fighting Rodtang Jitmuangnon. He’s a very come-forward fighter. I’ve been training hard. I know what I’m going to expect and I have a game plan which I always do. Last May, I defeated Sam-A Gaiyanghadao for the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title. This title is going to be staying with me. This is what I do. This is what I love. I’m here to stay champion,” sambit ni Haggerty.

“This is my second time to compete in Manila and this is the biggest card ever in Philippine history. This is also the most important bout of my career. Fighting for a world title in ONE Championship is something every fighter dreams of. To all my fans around the world, please support me this coming Friday. I will do my best,” pahayag naman ni Rodtang.

Tampok din ang pinakaaabangang laban sa ONE Lightweight Grand Prix semi-finals sa pagitan nina two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion at Filipino mixed martial arts icon Eduard “Landslide” Folayang laban kay multiple-time lightweight world champion at American legend Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez.

Kapwa, target ng dalawa na makabawi sa huling natamong kabiguan.

“I’ll be facing Eddie [Alvarez]. He’s one of those athletes that I spent a lot of time watching before. He says this isn’t the right time, but I believe it’s God’s time. It’s a huge honor for me to be able to test my skills against him. My preparations have gone well. I lost my belt last March. That chapter of my career has closed. It’s time to write another chapter of my journey,” pahayag ni Folayang.

Sabak din ang iba pang Pinoy na sina Danny “The King” Kingad kontra Reece “Lightning” McLaren ng Australia, gayundin sina dating ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio at Yuya “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu sa ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Alternate Bout.