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MMA: Fighters the winners as One throws down gauntlet at UFC

One turned 25 last Monday, while the other is just over seven years old.

That hasn't stopped Singapore-based mixed martial arts organisation One Championship, which held its first show in 2011, from going toe-to-toe with industry juggernaut Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) with a series of high-profile moves over the last month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 18, 2018, with the headline 'Fighters the winners as One throws down gauntlet at UFC'. Print Edition | Subscribe