The ONE Championship family suffered a tragic loss when Chinese flyweight Yang Jian Bing passed away on 11 December 2015 at 12.06 PM due to cardiopulmonary failure. The formal hospital medical reports and procedures are still being carried out. He was 21 years old.

“There is nothing more profoundly tragic and sad than when a member of the ONE Championship family, current or past, passes away,” said CEO of ONE Championship, Victor Cui. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Yang Jian Bing. We will work closely with the family and offer all the support they need in any way we can during this very difficult time.”

Yang, a native of China was hospitalized at the San Juan De Dios Hospital in Pasay, Philippines, after a sudden collapse on the morning of 10 December 2015.

At the hospital, Yang received the best medical care possible while ONE officials continuously updated his family directly from his hospital bedside.

“I want to thank all sports fans around the world for their concern, thoughts and prayers,” added Cui. “At this time, we appreciate everyone respecting the Yang family’s privacy as they mourn the loss of their beloved son and brother.”

Yang competed in the ONE Flyweight Division and his last bout for ONE was on 20 June 2015 and he was scheduled to compete on the card of ONE: SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS in Manila on 11 December.

The Bing King product was looking to get back into the win colmn after dropping a split decision to Ze Wu in June. He previously earned victories in five of his first six professional bouts, including three by submission.

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