ONE FC officials have announced four fights for the July 11 ONE FC 18: War of Dragons event. The card takes place from the National Taiwan University Sports Center in Taipei City, Taiwan and airs on internet pay-per-view.
Paul Cheng meets Mahmoud Hassan, Koji Ando faces Rafael Nunes, Jake Butler battles Mohamed Ali and Koetsu Okazaki faces Yusup Saadulaev.
“After wowing sold out audiences across Asia, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization will be broadcast live from Taiwan for the first time on July 11,” ONE FC CEO Victor Cui said. “Fans in Taiwan have been clamoring for a live MMA event in their country and ONE FC will now bring world-class mixed martial arts action to Taipei City for the first time.
“Fans in Taiwan will pack the National Taiwan University Sports Center for one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year.”
Of note, Cheng is a former Canadian Football League player who has won all four of his pro MMA fights. Hassan is the first Egyptian to compete for ONE FC. Ando owns an 8-3-2 overall mark, while Nunes is a perfect 10-0 in his fighting career.
Below is a list of fights announced to date. More bouts, including the main event, are expected to be announced in the coming days.
Heavyweight: Paul Cheng vs. Mahmoud Hassan
Lightweight: Koji Ando vs. Rafael Nunes
Light Heavyweight: Jake Butler vs. Mohamed Ali
Bantamweight: Koetsu Okazaki vs. Yusup Saadulaev