ONE Championship signs Hyeon Woo Ko, Daniyal Zainalov, Edson Marques, Shamil Abdulaev and Anatoly Malykhin
ONE Championship has announced a spate of new signings with several undefeated mixed martial artists added to the roster. The influx of Korean fighters also continues with the arrival of Hyeon Woo Ko.
Hyeon (8-1) is a featherweight and is riding a seven fight winning streak. He has been competing for local promotions in Korea like Angel’s Fighting.
Adding depth to the heavyweight division is Anatoly Malykhin (8-0). The Russian heavyweight is one of three undefeated MMA fighters to have been added to the roster this week.
Another undefeated Russian who has put pen to paper on a ONE Championship contract is Daniyal Zainalov (7-0). He competes at light heavyweight and looks set to be an immediate title contender .
The fourth undefeated MMA fighter is a Brazilian who can also compete in kickboxing and Muay Thai. Edson Marques (9-0) is a welterweight and is set to fight in multiple codes
Shamil Abdulaev (12-1) is a middleweight from Russia. The only defeat of his career came by way of split decision and he also has extensive amateur experience.
ONE Championship will not be putting on any live events this month. The next show on the calendar is scheduled for Singapore on July 3rd, although it remains to be seen whether it will go ahead.
However the promotion has been extremely active recently and signed up multiple fighters. Among the new signings are Tom DeBlass, Ismael Londt, Jonay Risco, Bogdan Stoica, Guto Inocente, Davit Kiria, Sittichai Sitsongpeenong, Dongi Yang and Myung Hyun Man.