It has been just under four months since martial arts fans around the world got their fix of ONE Championship.
This past weekend, however, all of that changed. The Home Of Martial Arts pulled off not one, but two ONE Hero Series (OHS) events in Shanghai, China.
On Saturday, 20 June, ONE Hero Series 13 kicked off behind closed doors and was broadcasted throughout China. On Sunday, 21 June, the action continued with ONE Hero Series 14 under the same conditions.
Group President of ONE Championship, Hua Fung Teh, expressed his appreciation for the martial arts community who eagerly awaited the return of ONE.
“We at ONE Championship are delighted to once again host the world’s most exciting martial arts events. I would like to personally thank all the fans for their continued support for our organization and our athletes,” he said.
“Shanghai served as the perfect backdrop for the prestigious ONE Hero Series, which aims to showcase the absolute best in rising young martial arts talent from China.”
The two OHS events were the first to take place for ONE since the global COVID-19 pandemic brought the sports world to a standstill in March, and safety was of the utmost priority.
“By enforcing strict safety and sanitary measures, we made sure to prioritize the health and well-being of everyone who made these back-to-back events a huge success,” Hua said.
“As a result, ONE Hero Series was able to share the very best of martial arts with the world, showcasing the power of the human spirit.”
Topping off OHS 14 was Xu Liu and “The Young King” Zhao Xiao Yu. The two athletes met in the Circle under ONE Super Series kickboxing rules, and Xu defeated “The Young King” by unanimous decision to nudge his record to 24-6.
Continue reading for the full results.
ONE Hero Series 13
Ze Lang Zha Xi defeats “The Little Monster” Liang Hui via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts – strawweight)
Luo Chao defeats Zhao Jun Chen via split decision (ONE Super Series kickboxing – catch weight of 71.8 kilograms)
“Sky Rocket” Yang Hua defeats “The Great Sage” Wei Zi Qin via split decision (ONE Super Series kickboxing – flyweight)
Wang Zhen defeats Zou Jin Bo via split decision (mixed martial arts – flyweight)
Fu Kang Kang defeats Wang Hu via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:29 of round two (mixed martial arts – lightweight)
ONE Hero Series 14
Xu Liu defeats “The Young King” Zhao Xiao Yu via unanimous decision (ONE Super Series kickboxing – catch weight of 72 kilograms)
“The Hypnotist” Zhu Kang Jie defeats “Tianshan Eagle” Ayijiake Akenbieke via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts – featherweight)
“The Dragon King” Fu Qing Nan defeats Yuan Peng Bin via split decision (ONE Super Series kickboxing – bantamweight)
Zhang Ze Hao defeats “Triangle Hunter” Gao Bo via knockout at 3:43 of round one (mixed martial arts – lightweight)
Li Zhe defeats Mo Hao Xiong via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:16 of round one (mixed martial arts – strawweight)
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