Hey guys, this is Genevieve – the newest addition to FightGeek! Last Friday, the team headed down to the Singapore Indoor Stadium for ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes. It was one of the fight nights that was not to be missed, with an exciting line-up of fighters and not one, but two title fights that evening!
Seeing legions of fans donning their ONE merchandise and making their way down to the stadium definitely set the mood that evening. It was truly an electrifying atmosphere – hearing the chants and cheers as each fighter jumped around and swaggered out on the stage, and into the cage. The crowd was energetic and encouraging; While there were clear favourites throughout the evening (and particularly during the 2 title fights), the crowed remained respectful, and cheered regardless of who had won – it was all in the name of a good time, and all in the love for the sport.
As you guys may have seen, we teamed up with ONE Championship to host a quick contest for local varsity and tertiary-level students to score tickets for the event, and a select few even get the chance to head backstage for some pre-fight action.
A motley crew of seasoned ONE Championship fans, and others who had their first ever fight night experience last Friday were amongst the group that had the chance to go backstage. We were all excited and looking forward to meeting and watching the fighters in the flesh, as they were squeezing in some pre-fight punches and rolls on the mat.
It was an exciting experience for all the contest winners and even the FightGeek team – watching Istela Nunes working the pads, and even catching Sebastian Kadestam and Garry Tonon rolling on the mat before they were up against their respective opponents for the night – definitely one of the more memorable moments!
After the quick tour, we all made our way back to the seats as we awaited the last few fights of the evening. The crowd remained just as energetic as they were at the beginning.
Judging from the big smiles plastered on everyone’s faces alongside excited discussions on the highlights of the night as we made our way out of the arena after the event, you could tell that Dynasty of Heroes was indeed a huge success, satisfying all MMA fans with exhilarating action provided by real life heroes groomed from our region.
Once again, BIG THANKS to ONE Championship for providing us all with an amazing experience!
I had an unforgettable time and I can’t wait to see what ONE has in store for the MMA fans in Asia for the rest of the year!