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4.20.2014

ONE FC: Rise of Heroes | Ana Julaton set for MMA debut.

After making a name for herself in the world of professional boxing, Ana 'The Hurricane' Julaton will become a two-sport athlete as she makes her mixed martial arts debut in ONE FC.

CEO of ONE Fighting Championship™ Victor Cui stated, “ONE FC is returning to the Philippines with a night of exciting mixed martial arts action. Filipino fight fans have been clamoring to see Ana Julaton in action for years and their wait is finally over as Julaton will make her mixed martial arts debut opposite kickboxing champion Aya Saeid Saber. This explosive bout completes the lineup for ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES. Fans all over the world can look forward to a night of world class mixed martial arts action as ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES comes to you live from the Philippines!”
Photo credit: Kevin Iole
Ana 'The Hurricane' Julaton is the first Filipina boxer to win the women’s WBO Super Bantamweight and IBA Super Bantamweight World Championships. Julaton’s signing with ONE FC marks her first step to becoming a two-sport athlete. Her overpowering attacks in the ring earned her the nickname “The Hurricane” and made her a fan favorite in the Philippines. It took her only five professional bouts to win a championship in boxing and she hopes her mixed martial arts career will be equally successful.

Ana Julaton is excited to compete in the Philippines for the first time. She stated, "Aya Saber is an experienced MMA warrior and champion in kickboxing. I know she will bring her very best on May 2nd. I'm training for my ONE FC homecoming fight in Manila harder than ever before and what gives me strength through my ups and downs are the hearts of my kababayan all over.”
Julaton vs Saber - the match that completes the ONE FC: Rise of Heroes fight card.
Aya Saeid Saber is an Egyptian kickboxing champion who has conquered the kickboxing scene in the Middle East. Saber now sets her sights on scaling ONE FC’s highly competitive female circuit. She combines explosive kicks with steadily improving takedown skills. This is a clash of striking styles and Saber is relishing her opportunity to upstage Julaton and upset the boxing world champion in front of her 20,000-strong Filipino home crowd.

Saber stated, “I am excited and honored to be the first female mixed martial artist from Egypt to compete in ONE FC. I can’t wait to get into the cage and beat Ana and make my fight team and family proud. Unlike Ana, I am not new to MMA. Be careful Ana, you are entering my world. I’m coming!

Tickets for ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES are on sale now at SM Tickets. Ticket categories begin with the full Red Carpet and cageside experience for VIPs at PHP 6,360 followed by Patron PHP 3,180, Lower Box PHP 1,280, Upper Box PHP 640 and General Admission PHP 220.

Fans in the Philippines can catch all the action live on FOX Sports Philippines while the rest of Asia can catch the action live on STAR Sports. Check your local listings. Also, fans from around the world can witness the action online via live streaming at www.onefc.livesport.tv. The event will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.

16 replies:

Kumiko Mae said...

I had a.phase when.i will watch any fighting sport, but suddenly became faint hearted at one point, so much that my fascination faded! But i have.to.say these athletes.are very very dedicated! I've seen a.live fight at resorts world and felt their.pain!!

Gellie Abogado said...

Wow, girl power! Good luck to Ana. She will conquer, not only the women's boxing world, but also of the women's mma world! :D


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Han Abello said...

Good luck to our representative! I can't bear to watch MMAs so I'll probably just wait for updates re: her match :)

Leelo R said...

Seems it going to be interesting match.

Mitch said...

Not into watching sports lalo na yung ganyan kasi titili lang ako ng titili haha!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

Sounds like a great match up. Although I'm not much of a fan--I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

roviedear said...

hanga talaga ako na you can stand watching ufc fights. ako nga boxing palang ni manny nagcicringe na haha! :))

Camille Duque-Aguila said...

This is exciting. I have been introduced to MMA when I met my husband who is a fan of one. It's great to have a renowned boxer be in the octagon for a world bout. Let's all hope she will be as successful!

Karen Dawkins said...

YIKES! MMA makes me so nervous. I'm impressed with any woman who enters the field. Good luck to her!

bxcrochet said...

That is awesome. I love that girls can play such a "male" heavy sport.

Michelle F.

Debi Gerhart said...

I love kick boxing. This would be awesome

Ruth said...

I cannot stand watching boxing, and to see a woman play the sport is just a "wow" thing.. makes me nervous.

I admire her for embracing a sport dominated by men! Good luck to her! :)

Lexie Lane said...

She's too pretty for this! lol! I don't like watching fighting. I don't like seeing people get hurt.

Sharon Ruggieri said...

Dang...she's one tough cookie! Wish I would have gotten into that when I was younger

Fan R. said...

That's awesome, I am always envious when girls reach such great achievements in sports.

Fan R @TeddyOutReady

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Haha, thanks Rovie! Alam mo naman ako, big fan of the sport. Hehe. :)

Hi Sharon! Same here! How I wish my Mum enrolled me in karate or taekwondo instead of piano lessons. Haha!

Thanks for the comments, everyone! Let's all wish Ana Julaton the best of luck! :)

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