KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYSIA’S top streaming portal, tonton, and ntv7 looks set to bring a spectacular showdown for mixed martial arts fans this Friday.
MMA fans will be able to watch the ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes via live streaming in HD on tonton, the only local over-the-top (OTT) service provider airing the event at 8.30pm on May 26.
Regular tonton users can also choose to catch up on the matches for free for the first seven days after the premiere date, after which, it will only be available exclusively to VIP subscribers.
On the cards for the evening event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium is the match between defending ONE Welterweight world champion, American Ben “Funky” Askren and rising Malaysian fighter, Agilan “Alligator” Thani.
Askren is touted as one of the finest mixed martial masters in the world today and arguably the best in the welterweight division with an undefeated record of 15-0.
As for 21-year-old Thani, he currently holds a perfect 7-0 record since he made his debut on the ONE Championship roster in 2015.
Also headlining the event is the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship with Angela Lee, who is making a quick turnaround following her first title defence, going up against two-time Muay Thai world champion, Istela Nunes.
The night will also see Former ONE Lightweight World Champion and multiple-time champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki go up against famed Brazilian jiu-jitsu winner Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon in a grappling super-match.
The remaining fights for the night will include Chen Lei vs. Jeremy Meciaz (Catch Weight), Rika Ishige vs. Nita Dea (Atomweight), Tiffany Teo vs. Rebecca Heintzman-Rozewski (Strawweight), Amir Khan vs. Rajinder Singh Meena (Lightweight), Anatpong Bunrad vs. Geje Eustaquio (Flyweight), Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke vs. Adrian Matheis (Strawweight), and Zebaztian Kadestam vs. Luis Santos (Welterwight).
MMA fans can also watch the delayed broadcast of the match between Thani and Askren on ntv7 at 11pm on May 26.
“This is the first time ntv7 is airing ONE Championship and everyone should watch it to see if our Malaysian contender will be crowned the new ONE Welterweight champion,” said Sherina Nordin, Director of Brand, Content & Strategy, Television Networks, Media Prima Berhad.