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Production Value: B+
TV Deal: B- (Pay-per-view)
Remember not long ago when the Asian MMA scene was on the decline due to the death of Pride and the downfall (but not extinction) of Pancrase and Deep? Now, we have One FC, which has sort of resurrected the Asian MMA scene, especially in the South Pacific.
One FC has quickly built a viable MMA promotion for fighters who struggled to get noticed in Asia. Guys from places like the Philippines, Guam, Indonesia and other smaller Asian countries now have a prestigious home to hone their craft.
Not only that, but top Japanese fighters are coming over to keep their names alive. Guys like Shinya Aoki, who is considered one of the best fighters out of Japan, have chosen this company to fly their flag.
Then add that top bantamweight Bibiano Fernandes and Ben Askren bolster the roster, and you have a legit crop of fighters.
The only problem is all of the shows are pay-per-view despite the fact some of the cards are not pay-per-view quality. For instance, last week's show had a handful of recognizable fighters, and you were still expected to pay to watch it.
That won't hurt the grade that much. One FC is a fine promotion that will continue to put on great shows in the future.
Overall Grade: B