ONE Championship World Series Catch-Up

In the first episode of ONE Championship's Warrior Spirit, the focus was on ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon "The Truth" Vera. Since then, four more athletes have been featured on the special series - Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson, "The Panda" Xiong Jing Nan, Aung La "The Burmese Python" N Sang, and Ritu "The Indian Tigress" Phogat.


Warrior Spirit gives fans a look at what adversities the top athletes of ONE have endured to ascend to the height of the sport.

Johnson, the winner of the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix, was featured in the second episode. The episode detailed his early struggles alongside some of his top performances in ONE since joining The Home of Martial Arts in 2019.

Alongside the American star, many consider the greatest pound-for-pound mixed martial artist in history are three international stars making their name on the global stage.

ONE Strawweight World Champion Xiong Jing Nan and ONE Middleweight & Light Heavyweight World Champion Aung La N Sang have already found glory with world titles after overcoming their hardships while the latest episode featured Indian star Ritu Phogat.

Phogat is a member of a famed Indian wrestling family, but she decided to forgo a shot at Olympic dreams to chase victory in ONE in the hopes of becoming India's first mixed martial arts World Champion.

The Indian talent has begun training at Evolve MMA, where she continues her development to become a complete martial artist. Already a perfect 2-0 in her young career, the future remains bright for the dominant grappler.

Warrior Spirit gives fans a closer look at the world's top martial artists and hopes to inspire them through shared stories of triumph over hardship.

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The UFC returned to American network television for the first time in more than two years Saturday on ABC while former featherweight champion Max Holloway returned to his winning ways following two straight losses, earning a unanimous decision over Calvin Kattar in Abu Dhabi. Holloway showed he still has plenty left as a fighter dominating Kattar from the opening bell of the main event with a mix of punches and low kicks.

It appeared as if the former champion might stop his opponent in the fourth round landing a series of vicious body blows followed by hard elbows to the head as a bloodied Kattar sagged against the fence. But Kattar somehow survived managing to keep himself upright through the fifth stanza as well, only to lose a lopsided decision. After dropping his title to Alexander Volkanovski and then losing a controversial rematch, Holloway may have put himself in position for one more crack at the championship following Saturday's impressive performance.

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When it comes to grappling arts most people have heard of Judo, Ju-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Sambo, and Sumo. The dynamic art of Shuaijiao, though it is not as well known as the others, should be.

What is Shuaijiao?

Shuaijiao (also spelled Shuai-Chiao) is a Chinese martial art that is approximately four thousand years old. Shuaijiao was born in a time of warfare long ago when to fall on the battlefield meant likely to never get up, and in that spirit, the curriculum of Shuaijiao focuses on throwing in a variety of ways. It is a standup grappling style, meaning that although there are hip throws, leg sweeps, and hand techniques, like many other arts, there is no ground grappling. The goal of Shuaijiao is to end up in a dominant position standing.

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ONE Championship's first event of 2021 is on the horizon as the company returns to the Singapore Indoor Stadium for ONE: Unbreakable on January 22.

In the main event, bantamweight kickboxer Capitan Petchyindee Academy challenges ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Champion Alaverdi "Babyface Killer" Ramazanov for his crown.

The Thai challenger has a chip on his shoulder for this contest. Capitan mentioned that he wants to prove all of his doubters wrong with a title-winning performance on Friday in a video detailing the matchup.

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