ONE Championship signs Qiu Jianliang and Zhang Lipeng
ONE Championship has signed three more Chinese fighters including multiple time kickboxing and Muay Thai champion Qiu Jianliang and TUF China Season 1 winner Zhang Lipeng.
Jianliang is on a 17 fight winning streak but took time off to pursue a master’s degree in sports marketing at Loughborough University. The 31 year old is set to compete in the bantamweight division.
He already has his sights set on the title,
“I am very honored to join ONE Championship, the world’s largest martial arts organization. I am excited to take my professional fighting career to the next level. Right now, Xiong Jing Nan is the only Chinese ONE world champion, but that will soon change. I want to make history as the first-ever male ONE world champion from China.”
Lipeng went 2-2 during his UFC stint, winning TUF China Season 1 as a welterweight. Since returning to China he has enjoyed considerable success with Kunlun, becoming the promotion’s welterweight champion and winning 21 out of his last 24 fights.
The other fighter added to the roster is Duoji Banma. He is a flyweight who put together a 13 fight winning streak with WLF and Kunlun but is coming off the first defeat of his MMA career.