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ONE Championship Adds Kickboxing Phenom Qiu Jianliang

ONE Championship announced the signing of Chinese kickboxing sensation Qiu Jianliang.

Considered to be China’s top pound-for-pound kickboxer, Jianliang joins the ONE Championship ranks with a 17-fight win streak to his credit.

“I am very honored to join ONE Championship, the world’s largest martial arts organization. I am excited to take my professional fighting career to the next level. Right now, Xiong Jing Nan is the only Chinese ONE World Champion, but that will soon change. I want to make history as the first-ever male ONE World Champion from China.”

The athlete took a break from competing to pursue his Master’s degree in sports marketing at Loughborough University in London, England.

He will compete against some of the elite strikers in the ONE Super Series.

Along with signing Jianliang, ONE also brought in Banma Duoji and Zhang Lipeng.

The 23-year-old Banma starred as “Bear” in the critically acclaimed 2018 film “Golden Belt.” He began his career with a 12-fight unbeaten streak before suffering his first and only setback in 2019.

Zhang is a well-known veteran who began his professional career in 2008. He won “The Ultimate Fighter: China” in 2014 and has since competed in several notable promotions, including UFC, Road FC, and KLF.