Bibiano Fernandes
Will Bibiano Fernandes (top) be able to defend his title for record fifth time? Reuters

Competition: One Age of Domination

Date: 2 December, Friday

Time: 7pm SGT/4:30pm IST/11am GMT (onwards)

Venue: Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Philippines

Live Streaming will be available on One Championship's official website.

Live Updates will be available on One Championship's Twitter page.

Overview

Manila is gearing up to host One: Age of Domination, this year's final One Championship event on 2 December. The Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event is returning to Philippines with two title fights this year and also has some of the biggest Asian MMA fighters on a stacked fight-card.

In the main event, fan favourite and reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera will take on Japan's Hideki Sekine, who will be challenging the Filipino fighter for the title. Notably, the Filipino-American fighter is making his first defence of the title, which he won by beating Paul Cheng in 2015.

Vera (14-7-0-1) is pumped up ahead of the big night and is confident of not letting the title slip away in front of his home crowd. But, the 39-year-old is aware of his Japanese opponent, the jiu-jitsu expert, who has been undefeated in his seven bouts so far.

The co-main event, Brazil's Bibiano Fernandes - the bantamweight belt holder (19-3) - will take on Reece McLaren (9-3). Known for his ruthless striking capabilities, Fernandes, who is bidding to defend the title for a record fifth time at One, will be facing a tricky clash against this Australian foe, who is a known for his sound technical skills.

Another promising Filipino fighter who is set to grab all the attention on Friday is Mark Striegl (14-2). He will take on Bulgaria's Sotir Kichukov (13-4) in the bantamweight category.

Striegl, who missed out on a bantamweight title in 2015 in the One Championship clash against Fernandes, will look to put one across Kichukov. The Bulgarian fighter though has it in him to stun the local favourite with his strong grappling skills.

Full Fight Card

  • Heavyweight Championip: Brandon Vera v Hideki Sekine
  • Bantamweight Championip: Bibiano Fernandes v Reece McLaren
  • Mark Striegl v Rafael Nunes
  • Geje Eustaquio v Toni Tauru
  • Honorio Banario v Rajinder Singh Meena
  • Edward Kelly v Sunoto Peringkat
  • Jenny Huang v April Osenio
  • Danny Kingad v Eugene Tonquero
  • Sim Bunsrun v Pengshuai Liu
  • Xie Bin v Mario Satya Wirawan
  • Mohamed Ali v Leandro Ataides