ONE FC Reschedules Friday’s Event, Shuffles Chinese Schedule

October 27, 2014
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ONE FC CEO Victor Cui on Monday announced that he would be rescheduling ONE FC: Dynasty of Champions from Oct. 31 until Dec. 19 in order to accommodate another 2014 card in a different Chinese city.

ONE FC: Dynasty of Champions was scheduled for the Olympic Stadium Gymnasium in Beijing this Friday night, but will now be taking place in the same venue on Dec. 19 instead.

The main event and co-main event will still be going ahead as planned with Chinese bantamweights Xi Jian (11-2) and Yadong Song (4-0-0-1) set to face off and Adrian Pang (20-8-2) scheduled to meet Vincent Latoel (15-15-2) in a 155-pound match-up.

Cui has been in China since last Thursday and posted the following message on his official Facebook page:

Victor Cui“I’m absolutely blown away by the INCREDIBLE response by fans, partners and sponsors in mainland China. We’ve decided to add an additional event in China THIS YEAR to ensure that our fans get what they want, making it a total of 2 events in mainland China in 2014.

To accommodate for the additional event, our Beijing event, ONE FC: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS, will be held on 19 December 2014. Thank you for the support everyone, I will announce the other new dates shortly. China, here we come!”

ONE FC has partnered with AMC Live Global in a deal which will see Asia’s biggest MMA promotion put on 10 events per year in cities across China. ONE FC has already held a successful show place in Taiwan this year.

Cui’s organization has expanded into several new territories in 2014, including Dubai and Cambodia, and is set to finish the year with a flurry with three shows in three different countries currently booked and an additional event in China set to be announced soon.

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  • onepunch

    Hmn…It’s a good thing it is still an event at a later date plus another event some time after 7th Nov this year. However, the reason is not the right reason for the prosponement because the original date of Oct 31st was nothing wrong and if anything, it would have allowed for other events to follow. My guess is down to the laws in China as well as One FC does not have an exclusive deal in China but another promotion does, therefore they werent allow to be the first foreign org to hold an event. Although, it is now a reduction from 4 events to 2 events, it is still better than no event in China. One step at a time is always better than too quick too soon then totally slip down. Hope these two scheduled events will serve the basis for 10 events in 2015. I do however believe the demand in China for mma is high and One FC will have a massive following and attendance at their events. Let China showcase itsself to the world.

    • Stefano ‘Zwonimir’ Sega Nogaro

      M-1 Global will be in Beijing in the next days.

      • m1

        No…it also got prosponed plus they dont have enough fighters to fill the card. Only one Chinese fighter will not get the crowd interested.

        • Stefano ‘Zwonimir’ Sega Nogaro

          is postponed to 25th November so closer than ONE FC event and I doubt the few chinese MMA fans care about nationalities, and eventually ONE FC has some ethnic chinese, and M-1 Global can sign others …
          generally when a sport in a country is followed only by hardcore fans they don’t care about the passport but about the names, like those fighters that fought in Pride

          • M1

            Hardcore fans do not fill up arenas. But local fighters that r well known will generate interest and bring in the fans. I bet anyone that the One FC will have more fans in attendance and more people watching on TV in China than M1. I doubt that most people in China including the hardcore fans know or care about the Russian M1 fighters on the card. Sure M1 can sign Chinese fighters but i doubt they would want to commit to M1 but only sign to specific event being held in China. Since when has M1 ever featured Chinese fighters outside of China? NEVER. I just dont see them doing as well there. It’s pretty much like when M1 did shows in the US but never gather the momentum or generate fans interest to continue. Only time will tell but putting on shows for the sake of it is never going to work long-term.

          • Stefano ‘Zwonimir’ Sega Nogaro

            The events in USA as in UK, Spain, Brazil and many other countries were for the M-1 Selection project, they’d almost the same number of events for each country just to put an international tournament for teams.

            Last event in Kazakhstan did good numbers but they didn’t showcased many local stars.

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