The Urban Walker Attends ONE FC 9: Rise to Power

Big thanks go to Mr. Victor Cui, CEO / Owner of ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) for the positive response on my request to cover ONE FC: Rise to Power, which took place last week, May 31. Also, the same gratitude goes to the PR coordinator for ONE FC, Gerald Ng, for the warm accommodation in order for me to watch the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The ticket allotted for The Urban Walker
While I may be a big fan of MMA, it is equally interesting to carry on, a yet another urban commuting experience going to MOA. Coming from Quezon City to Pasay on a public transport mode is a bit challenging specially if you are not yet familiar with the route, vis-a-vis available public transport modes. Quezon City to Pasay City is roughly 20km apart and it took me about an hour to travel. My modes were: Tricycle - Jeepney - MRT (North EDSA station) - Jeepney. The long road did not hold me back from going - I must be in that arena and watch the fights.
Mall of Asia Arena
ONE FC: Rise to Power featured 5 Filipino fighters from Team Lakay namely Honorio Banario, Kevin Belingon, Rey Docyogen, Eduard Folayang and Geje Eustaquio. It was a sad sporting event to note though for the Pinoy fighters that they failed to bring home at least 1 win in their cards. Not even the title defense for Banario. In case you are curious about the overall results of ONE FC: Rise to Power, here goes the link.
To be honest, this was my ever first to watch ONE Fighting Championship and I was glad that it was conducted here in the Philippines, otherwise, attending the series will be close to impossible. Props to the CEO and his media people for the excellent job.

Here some some of the photos I took:
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