Muaina Manase and Courtney Martin (below) just signed the deals of their lives to become a part of the ONE Championship roster.
The incredible news arrived after their respective wins at the GAMMA World Championships held in Singapore last November, and it has now been finalised.
The two best winners of the GAMMA World Championships were promised USD$100,000 contracts with ONE Championship as an added bonus from Chatri Sityodtong, the promotion’s Chairman and CEO.
Due to the incredibly high level of competition, it was a difficult choice to make out of all the World Champions from the different weight divisions.
However, Manase and Martin really impressed the audience with their skills. Manase, in particular, showed amazing skills in both striking and grappling.
Who Are Martin and Manase?
Muaina and Courtney are both from Oceania: Manase from New Zealand, and Martin from Australia.
Manase won the GAMMA World Championships in the 84-kilogram division, while Martin won the final against the USA’s Laneisha Vinson, who was a former IMMAF World Champion in the 56.6-kilogram division.
What They Said
“I feel great. I’m ready to go again.
“When I took him [his final opponent from Jordan] down, I didn’t know he was actually knocked out until I closed in on him and saw he was completely out.”
Manese Muaina, when asked about his spectacular win at the GAMMA World Championship
“I put my blood and sweat in the ring. I sacrificed many hours, time away from work and from friends and family, but I did it because mixed martial arts is what I love.
“Even so, I wasn’t expecting results like this. I find this unbelievable and it is entirely thanks to the opportunity that was given to me by GAMMA.”
Courtney Martin, winner of the Women’s 56.6-kilogram division at the GAMMA World Championship
GAMMA: The Perfect Path To Accomplish Your Destiny
The best part of this story is that two young athletes, through sacrifice and passion, made their dreams come true – thanks to the opportunity that was provided by GAMMA and ONE Championship, who both share the same values.
Now, who’s next?