ONE Fighting Championship's next card will be on February 11, in Jakarta, Indonesia. As reported here earlier, the planned super-fight between Martial Combat Champion, Ole Laursen and CFC Champion, Bernardo Magalhaes has been called off because of a training injury suffered by the Australian. Laursen will remain on the card, but as of this writing, no replacement has been named.
Aside from Laursen, multiple sources have also confirmed several of the more high-profile participants on the card, such as welterweights, Igor Gracie, and DEEP champion Yuya Shirai, along with bantamweights, URCC Champion Kevin Belingon, and former boxing champion Yodsanan Sityodtong.
Although it would be interesting match ups, it was unclear whether the welterweight and bantamweight pairs would be facing off against each other.
As another candidate for Belingon's opponent, it was also suggested that the CFC bantamweight champion would also be on the card as part of the partnership they have with the Australian promotion. Gustavo Falciroli will be defending that title on tonight's CFC 19 main event bout, so if this is the case, they would be waiting and hoping that the participants to come out uninjured, and would be ready to compete just two months after.
As a treat for the locals, the promotion also picked up Youne Senduk, a recent silver medalist of Wushu / San Shou during last month's South East Asian Games held in his home country of Indonesia. Interestingly enough, the gold medal winner for that event is Mark Eddiva, who is also a Filipino MMA fighter, that is teammates with Folayang and Belingon at Team Lakay Wushu.
In relation to what we reported on earlier about a TV Deal, BloodyElbow.com has now confirmed that the promotion has finalized a deal that will air their events on free TV. Sources close to the situation have told us that ONE FC has reached an agreement with MNC, the largest television network on the country, and will begin broadcast events on their sports channel, Global TV.
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