A bantamweight fight between Mark “Mugen” Striegl and Jordan “Showtime” Lucas has been added to ONE Championship’s next Manila card, set for 11 December at the Mall of Asia Arena.
ONE: Spirit of Champions will be headlined by top ranked heavyweight contenders Brandon Vera and Chi Lewis Parry, with the winner to be crowned the inaugural ONE Heavyweight World Champion.
Striegl is one of the Philippines’ most talented young bantamweights. He owns a 14-1 professional record which includes 12 submission victories. He is set to take on the undefeated Jordan “Showtime” Lucas of Melbourne, who will make his ONE Championship debut.
The 21-year old Lucas is one of Australia’s top bantamweights and has railed off two straight submission finishes in his last two outings.
Filipino mixed martial artists Ana Julaton and Ruel Catalan also return to the ONE cage to electrify Filipino fight fans.
CEO of ONE Championship, Victor Cui stated,
“Each year in Manila, we try to outdo ourselves by putting on increasingly exciting fight cards for passionate fight fans in the Philippines,” said ONE Championship CEO Victor Cui.
The owner of eight KO victories, Vera is one of the most recognisable figures in MMA.
Vera devastated Ukrainian heavyweight Igor Subora with a straight left and a flurry of kicks in his ONE Championship in Manila.
Now, Vera looks to utilize his outstanding ability and vast experience fighting some of the very best fighters in the world to his advantage as he accepts the challenge of prospect Chi Lewis Parry.
Female boxing world champion, Ana “Hurricane” Julaton, was last seen in the cage scoring a unanimous decision victory over Egypt’s Walaa Abbas last December. She has steadily been improving her ground game since then under the watchful guidance of a new grappling coach and cannot wait to show fight fans just how much she has learned in training.
Julaton finally gets her chance to showcase her wares in front of her passionate Filipino fan base against Russian kickboxer Irina Mazepa.
Mazepa is just fresh off defeating the highly-regarded Ann “Athena” Osman in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month at ONE: TIGERS OF ASIA.
Mazepa stopped Osman via TKO in the very first round of her ONE Championship debut, shocking Osman’s hometown crowd. Mazepa is in for another tough test however, as she takes on Ana Julaton of the Philippines.