China’s Qiu Jianliang, Banma Duoji, And Zhang Lipeng Sign With ONE

Chinese kickboxing superstar Qiu Jianliang

Three new Chinese superstars are ready to run wild on the global stage.

On Monday, 21 June, multiple-time Kickboxing World Champion Qiu Jianliang and mixed martial arts phenoms “The Prince” Banma Duoji and “The Warrior” Zhang Lipeng announced that they have signed with ONE Championship.

Chinese kickboxing superstar Qiu Jianliang

Qiu, who has long been ranked the #1 super featherweight kickboxer on the planet, will officially compete in the ONE Super Series bantamweight kickboxing division.

Although the Chinese striker is riding an 18-bout winning streak, he recently took a break from competition to pursue a Master’s Degree in Sports Marketing at Loughborough University in London, England.

But now that he has completed his program, the 31-year-old is eager to resume his kickboxing career in ONE Super Series and become the first man from his country to win ONE World Title gold.

“I am very honored to join ONE Championship, the world’s largest martial arts organization. I am excited to take my professional fighting career to the next level,” he says.

“Right now, Xiong Jing Nan is the only Chinese ONE World Champion, but that will soon change. I want to make history as the first-ever male ONE World Champion from China.”

Qiu will officially compete in the ONE Super Series bantamweight kickboxing division, which is currently ruled by its reigning World Champion Capitan Petchyindee Academy.

Joining Qiu in the world’s largest martial arts organization is Banma, who kicked off his professional mixed martial arts career with a 12-bout winning streak.

The 23-year-old strawweight is also known for his starring role in the 2018 Chinese boxing movie “The Golden Belt.”

In addition to those two names, Zhang will look to begin his charge toward the ONE Lightweight World Title.

The 31-year-old veteran became the “The Ultimate Fighter: China” Champion and went on to compete in some of the biggest mixed martial arts promotions around the globe.

All three men will make their ONE debuts soon, so stay tuned to for more details.

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