ONE Championship 41: Gracie vs. Pasternak - May 6 (OFFICIAL DISCUSSION)

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ONE Championship 41: Gracie vs. Pasternak - May 6 (OFFICIAL DISCUSSION)

Post by Kingfedor on Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:30 pm

One FC 41 
May 6, 2016
Singapore Indoor Stadium

Kallang, Singapore

Main Card:

Roger Gracie (7-2)                     vs.    (11-0) Michał Pasternak    
Main Event |  Title Fight | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs  (93 kg)

Angela Lee (5-0)                        vs.     (15-8 ) Mei Yamaguchi  
Co-Main Event |  Title Fight | Female Strawweight | 115 lbs (52 kg)

Jadambaa Narantungalag (10-4) vs.       (24-10) Kotetsu Boku  
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (66 kg

Sylvain Potard (7-5)                   vs.    (14-11) Tatsuya Mizuno  
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs  (93 kg)

Christian Lee(3-0)                     vs.              (7-3) Cary Bullos  
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (66 kg)

ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash of Rostov-on-don, Russia, will be making the first defense of his title since winning the belt back in October. Bigdash's resounding technical knockout victory over former champion Igor Svirid is one of the most action-packed fights under ONE Championship, and he showcased tremendous heart and resolve to overcome a devastating attack by Svirid to score the upset. Now, he takes on his first challenger as champion in Aleksei Butorin.

St. Petersburg, Russia's middleweight contender Aleksei Butorin debuted successfully in ONE Championship with an exciting knockout over highly-regarded Leandro Ataides last September. Butorin made waves with his frightening knockout power and relentless attack, showing fans why he remains undefeated in his seven-year mixed martial arts career. Now, Butorin receives the opportunity to fight for the title against ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash.

“Unstoppable” Angela Lee of Waipahu, Hawaii, is one of the promotion’s most promising young prospects regardless of division and weight class. Lee, who is of mixed Canadian and Korean descent, has roots in Singapore and trains at Asia’s premiere mixed martial arts gym, Evolve MMA. Lee’s beautiful combination of solid striking and grappling skills has proven to be a potent formula for success as she remains unbeaten so far in her MMA career. Lee will now challenge Japanese MMA veteran Mei Yamaguchi for the inaugural ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship.

33-year-old Japanese MMA veteran Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi is a female atomweight from Tokyo with a 15-8 professional mixed martial arts record. She is the current Deep Jewels Atomweight Champion and has won her last three bouts, including two by knockout. Yamaguchi’s experience and championship mettle will prove to be a big test for the surging Angela Lee in a battle for the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship.

Former ONE Featherweight World Champion Narantungalag Jadambaa of Mongolia makes his highly-anticipated return to the ONE cage since losing his title to current titleholder Marat “Cobra” Gafurov in an instant classic last November. Jadambaa and Gafurov went back-and-forth for four gruelling rounds before Gafurov was able to unseat the former champion. Jadambaa is now officially on the comeback trail, but will face tough foe Kotetsu Boku next.

Kotetsu “No Face” Boku, although originally from South Korea, is a Japanese mixed martial arts legend and former ONE Lightweight World Champion. With more than 30 professional fights on his fight resume, Boku has the experience of a seasoned veteran and has seen it all inside the cage. Always a crowd pleaser, Boku gets to showcase his dynamite fists once again as he takes on fellow former champion Narantungalag Jadambaa.

Needing no introduction, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu master Roger Gracie of the Gracie fighting family returns to ONE Championship after more than a year away from professional competition. In Gracie’s last bout, he overcame a dangerous James McSweeney to win via third-round technical knockout at ONE: WARRIOR’S WAY in 2014. This time, Gracie takes on unbeaten middleweight contender Michal Pasternak.

32-year-old Michal Pasternak of Pinczow, Poland, is returning to professional mixed martial arts competition after a year-long layoff since his last bout. The undefeated Pasternak was successful in his ONE Championship debut against Rafael Silva, winning by decision to extend his win streak to 11. More than half of his victories have come either by knockout or by submission, but he’ll be put to the test against Roger Gracie in a highly-anticipated three-round middleweight contest.

French mixed martial artist Sylvain Potard is an aggressive and powerful contender who has enjoyed mixed success in the ONE Championship cage. He is a 12-fight veteran who possesses experience and solid technique to match his undoubted power. In his promotional debut, he defeated highly-regarded American wrestler Jake Butler by knockout. Now, he returns to ONE to face Tatsuya Mizuno.

Tatsuya Mizuno is a 34-year-old Japanese mixed martial arts veteran from Tokyo. His extensive professional MMA record of 14 wins and 11 losses has given him knowledge and experience that is a cut above the level of many fighters. Mizuno uses his great all-round striking and grappling skills to subdue his opponents, and he gets another chance for victory inside the ONE Cage against Sylvain Potard.

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Re: ONE Championship 41: Gracie vs. Pasternak - May 6 (OFFICIAL DISCUSSION)

Post by Audax on Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:12 am

Jadambaa VS. Boku is a great matchup! This is looking like ONE Championship's best card of the year so far.

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Re: ONE Championship 41: Gracie vs. Pasternak - May 6 (OFFICIAL DISCUSSION)

Post by Kingfedor on Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:32 pm

The inaugural ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship title belt will be on the line on 6 May when Roger Gracie (7-2) takes on Michał Pasternak (11-0) at ONE: ASCENT TO POWER in Singapore! With TWO inaugural title belts on the line next Friday, this event is set to be a historic moment in Asian MMA!

The previously scheduled ONE Middleweight world title bout between Vitaly Bigdash and Aleksei Butorin has been rescheduled due to an injury suffered by Bigdash du...ring training.



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Re: ONE Championship 41: Gracie vs. Pasternak - May 6 (OFFICIAL DISCUSSION)

Post by ToshihiroTakeda on Wed May 04, 2016 5:37 am

Dissapointes the last 2 main events of the Singapore cards have been cancekles but still excited for this, I'll be there on Friday.

See if you can spot me in your monitors

I'll be sitting near the back, quietly

Wearing plain clothes


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