ONE Championship Announces 14 World-Class Signings

Murat Aygun, Hiroba Minowa, and Hyun Man Myung are just some of the newest additions to ONE Championship

ONE Championship recently announced some incredible additions to its ONE Super Series featherweight ranks, and now there are even more signings for fans to get excited about.

More than a dozen of the world’s top athletes have put pen to paper with the world’s largest martial arts organization, and they are all determined to make an impact in the promotion’s mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and Muay Thai divisions.

Here are the 14 warriors who plan to make their presence felt in The Home Of Martial Arts once the 2020 calendar of events gets back underway.

Hyeon Woo Ko

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안녕하세요. 이번에 세계 격투기 3대 리그라고 불리는 대회 중 하나인 원챔피언쉽과 계약을 하게 되었습니다. 일단 이번 계약에 도움을 주신 @teammad_korea @michaelpark.0708 두분께 진심으로 감사드립니다. 원래는 운동을 그만두려고 했었습니다. 운동은 오래했지만 이런저런 이유로 시합을 많이 못했습니다. 몸관리를 못했던 제탓도 있었고 그냥 취소된 시합도 많았습니다. 그러다보니 격투기가 그냥 좋아서 시작했지만 이렇다 할 성과도 못내고 스스로에게 실망도 많이하고 어느순간부터 운동에 대한 열정이 예전같지 않았습니다. 그래서 다른일을 해볼려고 운동도 쉬고 나름의 방황을 하고 있었습니다. 하지만 주변에 많은분들이 좋은말씀과 힘을 주셔서 정말 올해가 마지막이라는 생각으로 다시 해보기로 마음을 먹었고 다시 일상으로 돌아와 운동을 하고 있었습니다. 그러던 중 원챔피언쉽과 계약 얘기가 나오고 계약을 하게 되었습니다. 솔직히 계약을 하게 되어서 기쁘지만 아직 많이 기뻐하고 싶진 않습니다. 아직 갈 길이 멀기 때문입니다. 이제 시작이라고 생각합니다. 나중에 훗날 제가 목표한 바를 다 이루면 그때 정말로 기뻐하겠습니다. 아직 많이 부족하지만 열심히해서 꼭 제 목표를 이뤄내겠습니다. 그때까지 많은 응원 부탁드립니다. 감사합니다^^ ⠀ #onechampionship #계약 #mma #팀매드 #이제 #시작 #챔피언 #떡강정

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Rising star Hyeon Woo Ko hails from Busan, South Korea, and brings a phenomenal seven-bout winning streak to the global stage. The 27-year-old featherweight is 8-1 as a professional mixed martial artist and has finished seven of his opponents to date.

Daniyal Zainalov

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✅ Очередное испытание уже позади , #alhamdulillah все получилось ???????? NORD86 сила ???? самый заряженный бойцовский клуб в ХМАО ???? благодаря таким грамотным нашим руководителям Геннадию Викторовичу и Антону Викторовичу , спасибо за предоставленную возможность многим ребятам тренироваться в комфортных условиях , в светлом и тёплом доме #единоборств ???? @krokoster @antoxa_888 @nord_86_surgut @makhir8103 @malitskiiiakov @dinislam_005_95 @mura_bro @salam_aleykum_111 @dzhegutanov0986 @daniyal_zainalov111 #111

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Daniyal Zainalov is an unbeaten light heavyweight mixed martial artist who owns a 7-0 slate and a slew of accolades. The Russian has finished six of his seven opponents, including four by way of knockout.

Hyun Man Myung

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안녕하세요. 선수로서 트레이너로서 같이 성장할 식구 구합니다. 인천 미추홀구 학익동 위치한 명현만멀티짐에서 킥복싱 크로스핏 등 트레이너 구합니다. 선수로서의 앞으로 방향이나, 체육관사업의 길을 열어드립니다. 킥복싱에 대한 모든 기술 전수해드리고 트레이닝 지원합니다. 오전11시~ 밤11시 까지 프리한 시간 근무 최대한 맞춰드립니다. 크로스핏 또는 소도구 운동 가능자도 좋습니다. 킥복싱 크로스핏 등의 운동을 하지않으신분은 서비스 마인드와 성실함만 있다면 지원 가능합니다. 운동 트레이너 경력에 따라 시급은 바뀝니다. 시간조절 프리하게 가능한편 입니다 기본시급 9000원~ 13000원 까지 다양합니다.  이메일 또는 문자로 연락 후 이력서 보내주시면 면접 연락드리겠습니다. 많은 지원바랍니다. 명관장 010 8695 7232 이메일 [email protected]

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The light heavyweight division is gaining another colossal talent in the form of South Korea’s Hyun Man Myung. He is a Max FC Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion with a 55-5-2 kickboxing record and a 5-3 (1 NC) mixed martial arts record. “The Iron Gentleman,” as he is called, will compete in both sports on the global stage.

Courtney Martin

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I'm still trying to find the right words to summarise this last week. To say I'm still completely overwhelmed and shocked is an understatement. I went into this tournament with the expectation of gaining experiance and the mindset of being grateful to just be there. Never in my wildest dreams did I believe I'd come away with gold. I didn't even tell most people a contract with @onechampionship was up for grabs because there was no way I could fathom the idea that I could come away with it. At the end of the day, all I can say is I am so utterly thankful, grateful and appreciative to all those that got me to @gamma_mma. Without the constant support from my gym, my family, my friends and my team this would never have happened and these wins are all dedicated to you. All I ever hope to do is make everyone that has dedicated time and effort into me proud. Now onto the next challenge @onechampionship ???? #imjusthappytobehere #whatevenjusthappened #inshock #youcantbeserious #thegumbydidit #guessimaworldchampnow #doesntchangeanything #bringonthenextfightcamp #gammaworldchampion #gammamma #onechampionship #bloodsweatandtears #hardworkpaysoff #trainhardfighteasy #dedication #mach1fightclub #mach1family #teamm1fc #teamaustralia???????? #teamecto #flowperformance

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Courtney Martin earned her spot on the ONE roster when she won gold at the 2019 GAMMA World Championships in Singapore last November and claimed the tournament’s Best Female Athlete accolade. The Australian, who owns an 8-1 amateur record, will make her professional mixed martial arts debut in the women’s flyweight division later this year.

Edson Marques

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Saudades disso!!!!

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Edson “Panico” Marques is another undefeated star who has inked a deal with ONE. The Brazilian boasts a 9-0 record in professional mixed martial arts competition and is the current NP Fight Welterweight Champion. With his strong background in both boxing and Muay Thai, Marques will also compete in ONE Super Series.

Muaina Manase

New Zealand’s Muaina Manase also earned his ONE contract at the 2019 GAMMA World Championships, where he won the men’s middleweight division and was named Best Male Athlete. The powerful Kiwi scored stoppage wins in both his semifinal and final bouts. When he makes his promotional debut, it will be in the welterweight division.

Hiroba Minowa

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キッズ修斗から世界へ! 世界ストロー級新王者・箕輪ひろばがONEChampionshipと契約。 第8代世界ストロー級王者箕輪ひろば(総合格闘技道場STF)が修斗とパートナーシップを結ぶONEChampionshipとの契約が締結した事をご報告させて頂きます。 尚、契約はONE Championshipの本社があるシンガポールで行われ、契約にはチャトリ・シットヨートンCEO自ら立ち会って頂きました。 修斗からは現在契約中の内藤のび太、猿田洋祐、佐藤将光に続きの歴代世界王者として4人目の契約となります。 箕輪選手は12歳からキッズ修斗で活躍し、世界王者へと登り詰めた経歴を持ち、修斗の持つキッズ、ジュニア、アマチュア、プロというヒエラルキーの中において最も成功した選手です。 今や全国に普及しているキッズ&ジュニア修斗に出場する選手達の指標となるべく箕輪選手の今後の活躍にご期待下さい。 箕輪ひろばコメント 「この度、ONE Championshipと契約出来た事を大変嬉しく思います。 僕はキッズ修斗から修斗の世界王者になって今回の契約を勝ち取りました。 格闘技を志している全ての子供達に夢を与える事が僕の最大の目標なので応援よろしくお願いします! 最後にこの様な機会を与えてくれたチャトリCEOをはじめONE Championshipの皆様に感謝致します。」

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Japanese mixed martial arts star Hiroba Minowa is ready to step onto the global stage. The Shooto Strawweight World Champion would love to follow in former foe Yosuke “The Ninja” Saruta‘s shoes by reaching the top of the division. At 11-2, Minowa has finished all of his opponents inside the distance, with eight of those wins coming by way of submission.

Shamil Abdulaev

Russia’s Shamil Abdulaev will add firepower to the middleweight division. The Moscow native, who owns a 12-1 record, is a two-time World Champion in mixed martial arts and has finished seven of his opponents.

Anatoly Malykhin

Anatoly Malykhin is set to bolster the heavyweight mixed martial arts ranks with his freestyle wrestling repertoire and athleticism. The Russian is unbeaten at 8-0 – with all his victories coming by way of submission or knockout – and won the WMMAA Amateur World Championships in 2017.

Mihajlo Kecojevic

Serbia’s Mihajlo Kecojevic will join the ONE Super Series kickboxing ranks in the light heavyweight division. The FEA Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion holds a 13-1 record, and he is known for his aggressive, come-forward style.

Murat Aygun

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Murat “The Butcher” Aygun is another striking superstar who will be competing in the light heavyweight division. The Dutch-Turkish kickboxer holds a 16-1 record in the sport, and he is an ISKA and WFL Heavyweight World Champion. Aygun trains under Said El Badaoui – coach to ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion, Ilias Ennahachi.

Jonathan Di Bella

Canada’s Jonathan Di Bella is one of the most exciting young kickboxers on the planet. After winning several regional and national titles in North America, Di Bella makes his way to the global stage. The Canadian, who owns a 10-0 record, will compete in the strawweight division.

Capitan Petchyindee Academy

Captain Petchyindee Academy wins his Thai fight

Lumpinee Stadium and WPMF Muay Thai World Champion Capitan Petchyindee Academy is joining the ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight ranks. The Thai is armed with an astonishing 140-40-1 record in “the art of eight limbs,” and he will look to emulate stablemates Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy and Petchdam “The Baby Shark” Petchyindee Academy en route to World Title success.

Jacob Smith

British Muay Thai striker Jacob Smith is known for his relentless aggression in the ring. With a 10-1-1 professional record, he is another exciting addition to the already-packed flyweight division.

Read more: Kickboxing Superstar Ismael Londt Signs With ONE Championship

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