ONE Fighting Championship's first event had a bit of everything, spectacular submissions, one punch knock outs and hard fought decisions. It was a great start, and the 7,000 or so fans who packed into the sold out Singapore Indoor Stadium would all have gone home very happy.
There were winners and there were losers, but with ONE FC set on an aggressive expansion, which will see them recruit up to 150 staff with a view to putting on shows all across the continent, virtually all of the fighters involved are likely to get a second chance.
The eagerly anticipated second show is rumoured to be taking place in December, with Manila and Macau touted as possible destinations. After that, events are going to come thick and fast, 2012 could well be a busy year for any fighters on the ONE FC roster.
ONE FC are on course to be crowned the king of Asian MMA, and people are already starting to speculate about potential matchups. Fight fans in major cities all over Asia will be rubbing their hands in anticipation at the prospect of witnessing the sort of fights ONE FC are in a position to put on.
Here is a list of some of the matchups which I would like to see.