Igor Svirid And Vitaly Bigdash Make Weight Ahead Of One Middleweight World Championship Showdown
8 October 2015 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), in partnership with Tune Talk, announced today that the mixed martial artists competing at ONE: TIGERS OF ASIA have made weight and are ready for all the action which takes place tomorrow evening, 9 October, at the Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur. The Ev Ting versus Honorio Banario fight will now be fought at a catchweight.
Visit the official ONE: TIGERS OF ASIA weigh-in photo gallery by clicking here.
Main event combatants, reigning champion Igor “Lionheart” Svirid, and the challenger Vitaly Bigdash both stepped onto the scales at 83.5 kg/184 lbs and 83.8 kg/184.5 lbs respectively, and are ready to give fight fans a great show.
“I respect all men who have the courage to step inside the cage, but the ONE Middleweight World Championship is mine and I’m not leaving without it. I’m ready to show the world that my reign on top of this division will be long and dominant,” stated the champion, Igor Svirid.
“To be the man you have to beat the man, and that’s what I’m here to accomplish against Igor Svirid. My time has come and I’m ready to take that belt with my bare hands. I’m excited to show everyone exactly what I can do inside the ONE Cage,” stated Vitaly Bigdash.
The pair will be competing for the ONE Middleweight World Championship which Svirid currently holds.
In the Malaysia Super Fights, Peter Davis, Ev Ting, and Ann “Athena” Osman are ready to bring the hometown crowd up to their feet with some local flavour.
“It’s always a pleasure to fight in front of the fans in Kuala Lumpur. This city energizes me, it strengthens me and makes me who I am. I am ready to continue my rise to the top,” stated ONE lightweight standout Peter Davis.
“I gained a lot of experience from my last fight, and I know what I have to do in my quest for the featherweight title. I’m eager to show my improvements on fight night,” said Ev Ting, as he prepares to take on the Philippines’ Honorio “The Rock” Banario.
“As a martial artist, I continue to seek the challenges that I know will push me to become a better fighter. This bout against Irina Mazepa is no exception. I look forward to showcasing the result of all the hard work I put in training,” stated Ann Osman, as she returns to the ONE Cage.
Tickets for ONE: TIGERS OF ASIA, are still available at www.airasiaredtix.com/.
COMPLETE WEIGH-IN RESULTS
ONE Middleweight World Championship bout: Igor Svirid (83.5 kg/184 lbs) VS Vitaly Bigdash (83.8 kg/184.5 lbs)
MALAYSIA SUPER FIGHTS
Female flyweight bout: Ann Osman (55.8kg/123 lbs) VS Irina Mazepa (56 kg/123 lbs)
Catchweight bout (66.7 kg): Ev Ting (66.7 kg/147 lbs) VS Honorio Banario (65.6 kg/144.5 lbs)
Lightweight bout: Peter Davis (70.3 kg/155 lbs) VS Adrian Pang (70.3 kg/155 lbs)
Featherweight bout: Eric Kelly (65.6 kg/144.5 lbs) VS Hiroshige Tanaka (65.7 kg/145 lbs)
Flyweight bout: Eugene Toquero (56.5 kg/124.5 lbs) VS Riku Shibuya (56.6 kg/124.5 lbs)
Bantamweight bout: Dae Hwan Kim (61.0 kg/134.5 lbs) VS Teng Li Ge (61.1 kg/135 lbs)
Flyweight bout: Gianni Subba (56.7 kg/125 lbs) VS Almiro Barros (56.6kg/125 lbs)
Featherweight bout: Keanu Subba (65.3 kg/144 lbs) VS Florian Garel (65.5kg/144.5 lbs)
Bantamweight bout: Saiful Merican (61.2 kg/135 lbs) VS Melvin Yeoh (61.0 kg/134.5 lbs)
Welterweight bout: Agilan Thani (77.1 kg/170 lbs) VS Hisham Hiba (77.1 kg/170 lbs)
Fans from around the world can witness the action online via live streaming at http://www.onefc.com/livestream. The event will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.
About ONE Championship™
ONE Championship is the largest sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization hosts the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Championship™ has partnered with FOX and STAR Sports for an unprecedented 10-year cable television deal with a coverage that spans 70+ countries across the world.
About Tune Talk
Tune Talk is the fastest-growing Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in Asia, officially launching commercial services in Malaysia in 2009. Tune Talk’s target is to provide super low rates and exciting incentives to the market. Tune Talk’s prepaid service offers voice, SMS, data and BlackBerry packages that meet the demands for a simple, value-for-money product with easy accessibility and a wide distribution reach. As a member of the Tune Group, Tune Talk have the advantage of providing a completely unique lifestyle service with offers by Tune Money, Tune Hotels, Tune Insurance, BIG Loyalty Programme and AirAsia. For more information, please visit www.tunetalk.com.