Fransino Tirta returns to Mixed Martial Arts, signs with ONE FC

Some big news out of Asia today, as ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) have announced the signing of undefeated Mixed Martial Artist Fransino Tirta.

Fransino Tirta (14-0-1) makes a return to the sport following a three-year hiatus. The 32-year-old from Indonesia has long been one of Asia’s hottest commodities, and now ONE FC have secured Fransino to an exclusive contract.

The Synergy MMA product is one of only two Indonesian’s to hold a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. As well as being an accomplished grappler, Tirta has experience in Sanshou, Boxing and Sambo.

Having competed on the Asian MMA scene for over a decade, Fransino will now get the chance to be watched by a much larger audience fighting for one of Asia’s premiere establishments.

ONE FC houses a stable of top talent at 145-lbs with current Champion Koji Oishi, Shinya Aoki, Eric Kelly, Rob Lisita, Honorio Banario and much, much more. And now the promotion adds yet another exciting fighter into the mix.

*As of now there is no word of an opponent, or if he will be staying in the Featherweight division.

Press release:

13 February 2014 – Singapore: ONE Fighting Championship™, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, has signed the top mixed martial artist to ever emerge from Indonesia, Fransino Tirta, to an exclusive contract. Since making his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2003, he has amassed an unblemished 15-0-1 record.

Tirta is only the second Indonesian home-grown Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. He is also a multiple-division winner in grappling, and has beaten world-class competition in Sanshou, boxing and Combat Sambo. His well-roundedness is legendary having started training 12 years ago in Japanese Jiu-jitsu and adding wrestling, boxing, sanshou and grappling into his arsenal.

Tirta stated, “I’m glad that we have come to an agreement, and I can focus on training for my next fight. I cannot wait to fight under the ONE FC banner and show the true quality of Indonesian MMA to the world!”

ONE FC’s next event, titled ONE FC: WAR OF NATIONS, will be held on 14 March at Stadium Negara in Malaysia. It will be headlined by a Welterweight World Championship contest between American wrestler Brock Larson and Nobutatsu Suzuki of Japan.

For more updates on ONE Fighting Championship™, please visit www.onefc.com and follow on Instagram and Twitter @ONEFCMMA and Facebook at www.facebook.com/ONEFCMMA.

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