You have probably seen a few of the official photos from ONE FC's inaugural event this weekend, and now here are the several interesting backstage and event photos that I was able to take while I was in Singapore.
Pictured above, is PRIDE, and now ONE FC, Rule Director and Head Official, Matt "The Wizard" Hume, briefing the fighters and the officials a couple of hours before the event started. Check out more behind the scenes photos after the jump.
DAY OF THE WEIGH-INS
Eduard Folayang sharing pleasantries with his original ONE FC opponent, and fellow Filipino, Ole Laursen, who suffered a knee injury during training. This was a few minutes before heading to the weigh-ins.
Renzo Gracie speaking with URCC Head, Bubbles Aguilar during the weigh-ins.
Phil Baroni and Josh Thomson after the NYBA made weight.
Yuji Shimada, Matt Hume, and Bas Rutten hanging out after the weigh-ins concluded.
DAY OF THE EVENT
Leandro Issa vs. Soo Chul Kim, with Issa about to land a knee to the head.
Former Boxing world champ Yodsanan Sityodtong celebrating after winning his MMA debut
Akihiro Gono, who is rumored to be negotiating with ONE FC, is enjoying a few drinks at the open bar on the VIP section
Singapore local, Radeem Rahman is lifted up and drew massive cheers from the hometown crowd.
Unbeaten URCC Featherweight Champion, Eric Kelly on the prep point.
Eric Kelly gets emotional after defeating his heavily marketed and hyped opponent in Mitch Chilson.
Kazuo Misaki watching the replay at the big screen as he corners Yoshiyuki Yoshida.
DAY AFTER THE EVENT
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