13 February 2014 – Singapore: ONE Fighting Championship™, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, has signed the top mixed martial artist to ever emerge from Indonesia, Fransino Tirta, to an exclusive contract. Since making his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2003, he has amassed an unblemished 15-0-1 record.
Tirta is only the second Indonesian home-grown Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. He is also a multiple-division winner in grappling, and has beaten world-class competition in Sanshou, boxing and Combat Sambo. His well-roundedness is legendary having started training 12 years ago in Japanese Jiu-jitsu and adding wrestling, boxing, sanshou and grappling into his arsenal.
Tirta stated, “I’m glad that we have come to an agreement, and I can focus on training for my next fight. I cannot wait to fight under the ONE FC banner and show the true quality of Indonesian MMA to the world!”
ONE FC’s next event, titled ONE FC: WAR OF NATIONS, will be held on 14 March at Stadium Negara in Malaysia. It will be headlined by a Welterweight World Championship contest between American wrestler Brock Larson and Nobutatsu Suzuki of Japan.
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