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ONE Championship signs top Chinese kickboxer Qiu Jianliang

17-fight win streak prospect ready to compete

Multiple Chinese kickboxing world champion Qiu Jianiiang is now ready to compete in ONE Championship.

The Asian promotion announced today the addition of Jianliang, who is ranked No. 1 at super featherweight (68kg) by Combat Press.

ONE Championship™ (ONE), Asia’s largest global sports media property, today announced that Qiu Jianliang, China’s top pound-for-pound kickboxer, has joined the promotion.

Qiu, 31, currently has a 17-fight win streak and a 51-7-0 kickboxing record. He took a two year break to work on  a Masters degree in Sports Marketing at Loughborough University in London. He is expected to compete in the bantamweight kickboxing division in the ONE Super Series.

“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,” Qiu said in a press release. “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.”

ONE also signed Chinese competitors Banma Fuoji, 23, and 2014 TUF China winner Zhang Lipeng.

Financial details were not disclosed.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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