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MMA: Latoel, Pang to clash as One FC debuts in China on October 31

Dutchman Vincent Latoel will face Australian lightweight Adrian Pang in the co-main event at One FC: Dynasty of Champions in Beijing on October 31. Photo: One FC.

Dutchman Vincent Latoel will face Australian lightweight Adrian Pang in the co-main event at One FC: Dynasty of Champions in Beijing on October 31. Photo: One FC.

September 22, 2014: One FC, in partnership with AMC Live, will hold its first event in mainland China on October 31 when Beijing’s Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium hosts ‘Dynasty of Champions’.

 

Top Chinese bantamweights will collide as former Pan-Pacific champion Ji Xian makes his One FC debut against undefeated teenager Song Yadong.

 

Australian lightweight Adrian ‘The Hunter’ Pang of Australia will make his One FC debut in the co-main event when he takes on experienced Dutch fighter Vincent Latoel, who upset fans in Singapore when he stopped Eddie Ng in May, but then lost to Caros Fodor in Cambodia this month.

 

The 27-year-old Ji (11-2) made his mark in the MMA scene by going undefeated in his first eight fights, with ‘The Executioner’ fighting five of his last seven bouts on the now-defunct Legend FC promotion.

 

Song (4-0) is one of China’s brightest prospects and has already won four MMA pro bouts. The 19-year-old is best known for his takedowns and will make good use of them against Ji, who has a Sanda background but is also an accomplished grappler.

 

The 37-year-old Pang (20-8-2) is a battle-hardened veteran of 30 pro fights since 2001 and the Papua New Guinea-born ‘Hunter’ was previously a Legend lightweight champion.

 

Latoel (15-15) has established himself as one of the most exciting fighters on the One FC roster. The 35-year-old began his career as a kickboxer, but has developed an all-action style and will be fighting in the One FC promotion for the fifth time next month.

 

Fans around Asia can watch the action live on Fox Sports 3 or via live streaming at www.onefc.livesport.tv (main-card fights: US$9.99).

 

Source: One FC (www.onefc.com); Editing by SportAsia

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