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MMA: One FC debutants Pasternak, Silva to face off in Beijing

Chinese bantamweights Song Yadong and Ji Xian will headline One FC: Dynasty of Champions in Beijing.

Chinese bantamweights Song Yadong and Ji Xian will headline One FC: Dynasty of Champions in Beijing.

December 15, 2014: Undefeated Polish fighter Michal Pasternak and Rafael Silva of Portugal will make their One FC debuts in Beijing on Friday when they face off in Dynasty of Champions, the promotion’s first event in mainland China.

 

A clash between lightweights Ariel ‘Tarzan’ Sexton and Willy Ni has also been added, while the finalised card includes a four-man Beijing Flyweight Tournament, which will be held alongside a four-man featherweight event, with both crowning winners on the same night.

 

Dynasty of Champions is headlined by an all-Chinese bantamweight clash between Song Yadong and Ji Xian and co-headlined by Australian lightweight Adrian Pang facing Dutchman Vincent Latoel.

 

Victor Cui, CEO of One FC, said: “One FC: Dynasty of Champions is set to be an epic night of world-class mixed martial arts action. Some of the world’s best mixed martial artists will descend on Beijing along with some of the best in China to put on a night to remember.”

 

Pasternak, 30, has an unblemished pro record of 10 wins and no losses as he enters a One FC light heavyweight division featuring Roger Gracie, James McSweeney and Jake Butler. Silva, 29, is also making his One FC debut and has a record of 22 wins and four losses.

 

Canada-born Sexton, who lives in Costa Rica, is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt with eight wins and three losses, and will look to make up losing his One FC debut in Malaysia in March. Ni, 27, started his career with 15 wins in 16 bouts, although the Dutchman has lost his last seven, including two with One FC.

 

In the Beijing Flyweight Tournament semi-finals, Liu Xu will face Wang Wei, while 18-year-old Li Weibin takes on Hao Yijie. In the Beijing Featherweight Tournament semis, He Nannan takes on Li Kaiwen before Li Gen faces Wang Yawei.

 

For tickets, visit: www.228.com.cn. The event will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 3 and streamed live at www.onefc.com/livestream (US$9.99).

 

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

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