ONE Championship has made its long-awaited return.
The world’s largest martial arts organization hosted a pair of closed-door, audience-free events in Shanghai, China, with ONE Hero Series 13 taking place on Saturday, 20 June, and ONE Hero Series 14 going down on Sunday, 21 June.
They were the promotion’s first events since the COVID-19 global pandemic forced ONE and other sports leagues around the world to postpone their shows.
In anticipation of its return, ONE followed strict protocols to ensure the safety of the athletes and staff in attendance.
“We at ONE Championship are delighted to once again host the world’s most exciting martial arts events. I would like to personally thank all the fans for their continued support for our organization and our athletes,” said Hua Fung Teh, Group President of ONE Championship.
“Shanghai served as the perfect backdrop for the prestigious ONE Hero Series, which aims to showcase the absolute best in rising young martial arts talent from China.
“By enforcing strict safety and sanitary measures, we made sure to prioritize the health and well-being of everyone who made these back-to-back events a huge success. As a result, ONE Hero Series was able to share the very best of martial arts with the world, showcasing the power of the human spirit.”
In the main event of ONE Hero Series 13, Ze Lang Zha Xi beat promotional newcomer “The Little Monster” Liang Hui via unanimous decision to improve his professional mixed martial arts record to 13-4-1 (3-1 in OHS).
In the headline attraction of ONE Hero Series 14, Xu Liu edged out “The Young King” Zhao Xiao Yu in a ONE Super Series kickboxing bout to earn a unanimous decision victory. The win moved his professional record to 24-6 (1-1 in OHS).
The events also featured a slew of ONE veterans, including kickboxing stars “The Dragon King” Fu Qing Nan and “The Great Sage” Wei Zi Qin, as well as mixed martial artists Zhang Ze Hao, Wang Zhen, and Li Zhe.
Full Results For ONE Hero Series 13
Ze Lang Zha Xi defeats “The Little Monster” Liang Hui via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts – strawweight)
Luo Chao defeats Zhao Jun Chen via split decision (ONE Super Series kickboxing – catch weight of 71.8 kilograms)
“Sky Rocket” Yang Hua defeats “The Great Sage” Wei Zi Qin via split decision (ONE Super Series kickboxing – flyweight)
Wang Zhen defeats Zou Jin Bo via split decision (mixed martial arts – flyweight)
Fu Kang Kang defeats Wang Hu via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:29 of round two (mixed martial arts – lightweight)
Full Results For ONE Hero Series 14
Xu Liu defeats “The Young King” Zhao Xiao Yu via unanimous decision (ONE Super Series kickboxing – catch weight of 72 kilograms)
“The Hypnotist” Zhu Kang Jie defeats “Tianshan Eagle” Ayijiake Akenbieke via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts – featherweight)
“The Dragon King” Fu Qing Nan defeats Yuan Peng Bin via split decision (ONE Super Series kickboxing – bantamweight)
Zhang Ze Hao defeats “Triangle Hunter” Gao Bo via knockout at 3:43 of round one (mixed martial arts – lightweight)
Li Zhe defeats Mo Hao Xiong via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:16 of round one (mixed martial arts – strawweight)