Dubbed the Malaysian mixed martial arts queen, Ann “Athena” Osman, 32, was the host of the media open workout at Concourse of Lot 10 in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 8, 2018. The event was organized by Lot 10 and the largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE).
“Lot 10 is thrilled to partner with ONE Championship to organise an open workout with their star athletes for fans in Kuala Lumpur,” YTL Land & Development Bhd vice president Joseph Yeoh stated. “Our iconic mall celebrates the passion of millennials with their youthful, dynamic energy.”
“We always want to bring unforgettable experiences to our shoppers and this ONE Championship event is a perfect fit,”Yeoh added. “It is our privilege to welcome our national heroes and witness their incredible martial art skills right in the heart of Bukit Bintang.”
Kuala Lumpur has played host to numerous ONE Championship events. Fighting out of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Osman competed in nine bouts in the promotion from 2013 to 2017 and most of her bouts took place in the capital city of Malaysia.
It has been almost a year since Osman announced her retirement as a professional MMA fighter. Joining her at the recent media open workout at Lot 10 were ONE Championship athletes Peter Davis, 36, Gianni Subba, 25, Keanu Subba, 23, and Agilan “Alligator” Thani, 22.
Davis, Gianni, Keanu and Thani demonstrated martial arts techniques to the members of the media. The participants also had an inside look at a normal day in an athlete’s training camp.
On July 13, 2018, Thani and Keanu will compete in separate bouts at “ONE: Pursuit of Power” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur. The former will compete against Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, 27, of Sweden in a welterweight bout while the latter will face Xie Chao of China in a featherweight bout.
“ONE: Pursuit of Power” is the second ONE Championship event in Malaysia in 2018 following “ONE: Visions of Victory,” which took place at the Axiata Arena on March 9, 2018. Watch a recap of the latter here:
Ticket information for ONE: PURSUIT OF POWER is available at www.onefc.com.