17 August 2016 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its collaboration with Tune Talk and Universal Music Group (UMG) for the event ONE: UNBREAKABLE WARRIORS which is set to take place at the Stadium Negara on 2 September in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. UMG will be bringing artists Faizal Tahir and Ella to perform live at the event. The card will be headlined by a massive bout between Malaysia’s own Ev “E.T.” Ting and Australia’s “Ruthless” Rob Lisita.
Photos of the press conference can be downloaded here.
CEO of ONE Championship, Victor Cui stated, “The fans in Malaysia, particularly in Kuala Lumpur are some of the most passionate people in the world. The atmosphere of live ONE Championship events in this city is hard to match anywhere in the world. Earlier this year, ONE had great success with matching together live MMA with elements of a rock concert in Bangkok. It was such an amazing show. Together with our partners UMG and Tune Talk, we are going to do the same for the people of Kuala Lumpur. Fans can expect an awesome evening of incredible fights, action, excitement and world-class musical performances.”
Mr Kenny Ong, Managing Director of UMG, Malaysia and Singapore, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with ONE Championship on an evening of live sporting action and music. We are excited with the concept of a live MMA sport event combined with the energy and adrenaline of a rock concert, and making this a historic occasion. Kuala Lumpur will witness an atmosphere like no other at ONE: UNBREAKABLE WARRIORS. We are ecstatic for everyone to be part of all the excitement of fight night.”
Jason Lo, Tune Talk CEO stated, “When Tune Talk started this partnership with ONE Championship five years ago, you just knew great things were in store. The dream was to build an MMA community here in Malaysia because we foresaw the potential that the sport has. We ended up uniting Malaysians for the love of MMA. Through hard work and dedication from both companies, the Malaysian MMA scene has grown healthily with locally bred MMA fighters through the Malaysian Invasion Mixed Martial Arts (MIMMA). Mohd Aiman, Keanu Subba and Agilan Thani, are among great talents discovered by MIMMA. These MIMMA Champions are now fighting for ONE Championship alongside the existing big names of MMA in Malaysia, proving that our country can produce top-notch talented fighters. ONE: UNBREAKABLE WARRIORS will be one for the record books due to the massive fights which will draw attention globally. Malaysia will again bear witness to the rise of Malaysian MMA and nothing shall halt our dreams of taking the sport into unprecedented levels.”
Malaysian MMA star Ev “E.T.” Ting returns to Kuala Lumpur to showcase his world-class mixed martial arts skills in front of his hometown crowd opposite fierce challenger “Ruthless” Rob Lisita of Campbelltown, Australia. The two featherweight standouts will do battle in a three-round main event showdown.
Ev “E.T.” Ting is a mixed martial artist of Malaysian descent. He lives and trains out of Auckland, New Zealand, and has amassed a stellar 11-3 record so far in his professional career. A winner of his last two bouts by impressive submission over top caliber opponents, Ting is one of the most talented fighters to come out of Malaysia.
33-year-old “Ruthless” Rob Lisita of Campbelltown, Australia, is known as a relentless offensive force, armed with powerful striking combinations intended to score highlight-reel finishes. He is 14-8 as a professional mixed martial artist, and has proven to be a fixture in big fights owing to his fan-friendly style. A veteran fighter who has faced the best in his division and beyond, Lisita looks to continue fulfilling his goal of competing against the promotion’s top contenders.
The card will also feature Malaysian MMA stars Peter Davis, Ann “Athena” Osman, Agilan “Alligator” Thani, as well as Gianni and Keanu Subba. Three preliminary bouts will also be available live via Facebook Livestream.
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 largest sports entertainment events across Asia featuring the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Championship is broadcast to over 1 billion viewers across 118+ countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including FOX Sports, Setanta, MNC, Astro, Thairath TV, ABS-CBN, TV5, Physique TV, MYTV, HTV, Esporte Interativo and more.
About Tune Talk
Tune Talk is the fastest-growing Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in Asia, officially launching commercial services in Malaysia in 2009. Our target is to provide super low rates and exciting incentives to the market. Our 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 of companies, we 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.
About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. Featuring the most comprehensive catalog of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMG identifies and develops artists and produces and distributes the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the world. Committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship, UMG fosters the development of services, platforms and business models in order to broaden artistic and commercial opportunities for our artists and create new experiences for fans. Universal Music Group is a Vivendi company. Find out more at: http://www.universalmusic.com.