ONE FC will make their first appearance of 2013 as the organization heads to Putra Indoor Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on February 2 for ONE FC 7: “Return of Warriors” . The Singapore-based promotion has announced that it intends to present a grand total of 12 shows, all around Asia, by the end of the year. Venues in Manila, Jakarta, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and Japan have ostensibly already been chosen.
ONE FC has established itself as the de facto number-one MMA promotion in the Asian market, largely due to a media partnership with ESPN Star Sports that made it available to viewers in 28 countries across the continent. Rumors of the promotion’s eighth offering taking place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on April 5, which is slated to feature a headlining bout between lightweight champion Kotetsu Boku and Shinya Aoki, have already begun to circulate.
In a joint offering with DREAM and GLORY, the organization participated in a co-promotional event which took place on New Year’s Eve of 2012. ONE FC claims that a similar event is on the docket for 2013, although a date and location have yet to be specified.