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Fight night

Eduard Folayang of the Philippines (right) ended Shinya Aoki of Japan’s nine-bout winning streak, and claimed the ONE Championship world lightweight title.

A ring girl doing her rounds as she carries a sign that displays the number of the upcoming round.

Shinya Aoki (Japan) resting on the ground, while Michelle Nicolini (seated) of Brazil has her hands taped. (Fighters tape their hands to protect the hand and knuckles from injury during fights.)

Pop sensation Nathan Hartono with a fan after his live performance.

The ONE Championship belt that every fighter who has ever owned it would want to defend, and those who have yet to own it will want to win at all costs.

A spectator can hardly contain her excitement as she feels the urge to lend a hand to support one of the fighters.

Tiffany Teo of Singapore celebrating her win against Walaa Abbas of Egypt in the Flyweight category.

Timofey Nastyukhin (Russia) suffered a nasty ankle injury against Kotetsu Boku (Japan).

Marat Gafurov (Russia) consoling Narantungalag Jadambaa (Mongolia) after the fight.

THESE are exciting times for Singapore-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter ONE Championship, which remains on track for a multi-billion dollar valuation as it gears up for an initial public offering in the next two years. In the meantime, the sports and entertainment giant continues to do

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