Seven-time Indian Kung Fu champion Himanshu Kaushik could be one of the highlights of MMA in 2019 for the ONE Championship (Courtesy: personal collection Himanshu Kaushik).

ONE Championship ™ (ONE) announces 45 events at 2019

After a very productive year in 2018, the ONE Championship ™ (ONE) is expected to grow even more in 2019.
The Singapore-based mixed martial arts organization has ambitious plans for this coming year and announced last Wednesday it intends to hold 45 events now at 2019 with CEO and Chairman of the ONE, Chatri Sityodtong, confirming the news on his Facebook page.

This will include 24 ONE Championship events in the format of the MMA shows we have become accustomed to over the years. But a number of other ONE events will join these in the franchise calendar to total 45 editions over that year.

Rich Franklin's ONE Warrior Series, for example, held three events last year, and that number will double to six in 2019, as the series - whose goal is to seek new talent - will gain even greater importance in this year than now. starts.

The ONE will also organize 12 events from the oddly named series of "ONE Hero" throughout 2019. Details about these events should be announced at a later date.

To complete the 45 'portfolio' of ONE events throughout the year, there will be a trio of ONE Esports shows, which will formally begin the arrival of ONE as a major player in the e-Sports industry.

As part of ONE's calendar of 24 martial arts shows, we will see the beginning of the ONE 'Flyweight' World Championship and ONE 'Lightweight' World Championship Grand Prix tournaments as well as the 'ONE Super Series' Featherweight World Grand Prix, "which will feature a new breed of talent in a formula seen, tested and approved since the days of the legendary K-1 World Grand Prix tournaments.

The first event scheduled for this year's ONE Championship, "ONE: Eternal Glory," will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday, January 19, with world champion champion Joshua Pacio defending his title against former Shooto champion Yosuke Saruta in the main event.

Following this, ONE will return to the Philippines with the show named "ONE: Hero's Ascent" on Friday, January 25, which marks the return of the franchise to the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.

That 'card' with Philippine champion Geje 'Gravity' Eustaquio on his way home will defend his flyweight title against former world champion Adriano 'Mikinho' Moraes in the main event.
Moraes defeated Eustaquio for the first time in September of 2014, with the Filipino securing a rematch with the Brazilian, four years later, when he won the split decision victory. Now, they will face each other for the third time in a tiebreaker and who will determine who is the legitimate owner of the flyweight title in the ONE.

The January 25 'card will also feature a quarterfinal qualifier at the' ONE 'Lightweight' Grand Prix ', where former featherweight champion - and Eustaquio fellow - Honorio Banario, will face the undefeated American and former King Of The Cage champion Lowen Tynanes, who is making his return to the ONE Championship after a nearly three-year hiatus.

Another highlight of Team Lakay, wrestler Danny 'The King' Kingad, is also scheduled to fight in Manila against Japanese veteran Tatsumitsu Wada in a clash that could determine the next heavyweight title challenger.

Muay Thai star Rodtang Jitmuangnon also returns to the event when he will face Fahdi Khaled, a hopeful Tunisian fighter fighting under Muay Thai rules, but wearing four-ounce gloves, valid for the "ONE Super Series" .

Dutch star Brown Pinas wants to confirm his good stage in the "ONE Super Series" against Thailand's Bangpleenoi Petchyindee while WPMF World Champion Elias Mahmoudi will make his "ONE Super Series" debut against the champion WBC super-rooster, the Japanese Yukinori Ogasawara.

Starting the action in the preliminary bouts of "ONE: Hero's Ascent" will be heavyweights Egi Rozten of Indonesia and Himanshu Kaushik of India.
Rozten is coming off a two-win streak, both by knockout, where the Indonesian regional boxing champion showed his incredible hands to the delight of his local fans.
Kaushik, however, will be looking to use this fight with Rozten as a "stepping stone" in his career. The seven-time Indian Kung Fu champion wants to prove he is one of the top heavyweight title contenders, and he can do this by defeating Indonesian.

ONE: Hero's Ascent
25 January 2019
Mall of Asia Arena
Manila, Philippines

ONE Flyweight MMA World Championship
Geje Eustaquio vs Adriano Moraes

ONE Lightweight MMA World Grand Prix (quarterfinals)
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Honorio Banario vs Lowen Tynanes

Flyweight MMA bout
Danny Kingad vs Tatsumitsu Wada

ONE Super Series flyweight Muay Thai bout
Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs Fahdi Khaled

ONE Super Series bantamweight Muay Thai bout
Brown Pinas vs Bangpleenoi Petchyindee Academy

ONE Super Series flyweight Muay Thai bout
Elias Mahmoudi vs Yukinori Ogasawara

Featherweight MMA bout
Sung Jong Lee vs. Tang Kai

ONE Super Series bantamweight Muay Thai bout
Mohammed Bin Mahmoud vs Hiroaki Suzuki

Strawberry MMA bout
Egi Rozten vs Himanshu Kaushik

For more updates on the ONE Championship, visit www.onefc.com, follow ONE Championship on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONEChampionship.

* Text from the collaborator Oriosvaldo Costa. | Written in 5 / 1 / 2019

Adriano 'Mikinho' Moraes and Geje 'Gravity' Eustaquio will be fighting for the third time on January 25 (Courtesy: Macau Press).

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Oriosvaldo Costa "Mr. Kung Fu". The first Muslim MMA fighter from Brazil. 7 fights: 3 wins, 3 defeats, 1 No Contest.

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