08 Jul '11, 9am

Singapore to host mixed martial arts championship

Singapore to host mixed martial arts championship

SINGAPORE: It's called the biggest mixed martial arts event in Asia. The ONE Fighting Championship will take place in Singapore on September 3 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. It's expected to attract some of the biggest names in every major martial art's field. It combines Brazilian jujitsu, boxing, Muay Thai and wrestling among other martial arts into one. Singapore will see 16 world champions and national champions pit themselves against each other in nine fights. Victor Cui, CEO of ONE Fighting Championship, said: "It has filled up 55,000-seater stadiums and 30,000-seater stadiums in Sydney Australia. Now, it is coming to Singapore. "Our tier one category ticket sales was sold out within two hours. We actually crashed the SISTIC system because they were sold too quickly. And, we haven't even started marketing yet." Another event is already lined up for 2012 as organise...

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