PASAY City, Philippines – MMA Promotion ONE Championship (ONE) held an open workout for fans and media in attendance at the Music Hall at the Mall of Asia in Manila. Athletes in attendance included ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, bantamweight standout Mark “Mugen” Striegl and Team Lakay warriors Eduard Folayang and Joshua Pacio. Accompanying the athletes was ONE Vice President Rich Franklin.
The ONE Championship athletes took to the stage to showcase various striking and grappling skills for the audience who eagerly looked on in amazement. Leading the pack were Vera and Folayang, who reenacted the epic showdown between Vitaly Bigdash and Igor Svirid. Pacio and Striegl demonstrated world-class combat techniques and self-defense tips.
ONE Vice President, Rich Franklin stated: “The turnout is always amazing in Manila. The fans are passionate and really know their MMA. It’s always a joy doing any kind of event here. Can’t wait to be back here later this year for another awesome night of fights.”
ONE Heavyweight World Champion, Brandon Vera stated: “When I made the decision to move to the Philippines, I wasn’t just relocating physically, I was relocating emotionally and spiritually. I love this country and I really want to give back to the Filipino people and all the fans who have supported me my whole career. This open workout was a good way for me to connect with everyone and I’m looking forward to more events like this.”