ONE FC 12: Warrior Spirit adds four match-ups

Next month’s ONE FC event has four new contests.

Melvin Yeoh (7-1) takes on Borneo Tribal Squad’s AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor (1-3) in the finals of the Malaysian Featherweight tournament, Gianni Subba (2-0) faces Chen Yun Ting (1-0) in an exciting 125-lbs bout, Zuli Silawanto (6-6) contests Nik Harris (4-2) at Welterweight with Samir Mrabet vs. Steven Durr at 145-lbs rounding off the list of announced match-ups.

Headlined by an inaugural 170-lbs title clash between Adam Kayoom and Nobutatsu Suzuki, ONE FC 12: Warrior Spirit is set to take place on November 15 at the Putra Stadium situated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event will be showcased on http://www.onefc.livesport.tv/ and the Star Sports network, following free prelims on YouTube.

Melvin Yeoh defeated Raymond Tiew en route to booking his ticket in the finals of the promotion’s Featherweight tournament. The Ultimate MMA Academy native has never seen past the 2nd round in his stellar pro MMA career to date, thus posing lots of problems for his upcoming opponent, AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor. Jian Kai Chee was the original finalist and opponent for Yeoh but the Malaysian was forced to pull out of the bout due to injury. So in steps his replacement AJ “Pyro”, a ONE FC vet determined to snap his current three-fight losing skid.

On the heels of two spectacular stoppage wins over Bruce Loh and Saiful Merican, Phuket Top Team native Gianni Subba is a top prospect from Malaysia, who’s set to have his skills tested against Muayfit’s Chen Yun Ting. Ting, of course, had a successful pro MMA debut at ONE FC 8: Kings & Champions, gaining a TKO victory over Singaporean Ronald Low.

Nik Harris will be making his long awaited ONE FC debut following stints with Malaysian Fighting Championship and Ultimate Beatdown. One of several Muayfit fighters on the fight card, the Malaysian is relentless in pursuing for stoppage victories, boasting a 100% finish rate in all his wins thus far. He takes on Zuli Silawanto, an Indonesian combatant who’s gone 1-1 in ONE FC, with his most recent outing ending in defeat against headliner Adam Kayoom.

It’ll be promotional debuts for both Steven Durr and Samir Mrabet as they prepare to face one another on November 15. Mrabet is an MFC vet with duo first round stoppage victories in his resume thus far. Durr, on the other hand, is an American fighter looking to make his mark in Asia. He was last seen at XFC 17, where he garnered a Unanimous Decision victory over Michael Manley.

Victor Cui, CEO of ONE FC, stated, “MMA fans in Malaysia are about to be blown away by this fight card! It is stacked with the most exciting fighters from start to finish. I can’t tell you how excited I am that Malaysia has produced such elite talent and now they get to showcase their skills on the world stage on 15 November .”

Check out the updated fight card below, and be sure to keep it locked to Fight Sport Asia as we continue to provide you, our readers, with updates on ONE FC 12: Warrior Spirit.

As it stands, check out the updated fight card below:

  • Adam Kayoom vs. Nobutatsu Suzuki (For inaugural ONE FC Welterweight Championship belt)
  • Melvin Yeoh vs. AJ Lias Mansor
  • Gianni Subba vs. Chen Yun Ting
  • Zuli Silawanto vs. Nik Harris
  • Samir Mrabet vs. Steven Durr

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Author:Thinesh John

20, Asian MMA nerd in Singapore.

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