Manila, Philippines: ONE Championship™ (ONE) in cooperation with City of Dreams Manila, held the official ONE: DAWN OF HEROES Kick-Off Press Conference on Tuesday, 30 July. The world’s finest martial arts athletes came out to address fans and media ahead of the blockbuster event taking place at the Mall of Asia Arena on 2 August.
Reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen stood face to face with challenger Koyomi Matsushima for the first time in an intense staredown in lieu of their main event matchup.
Also in attendance was ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, as well as ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Jonathan “The General” Haggerty and opponent Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon, American mixed martial arts legends Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez and Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, among other ONE athletes competing on the card.
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