Ten bouts set for ONE FC 12: Warrior Spirit, Kayoom-Suzuki serves as 170-lbs title headliner

ONE Fighting Championship returns later this month for its 12th installment, with ten bouts set on a fight card that’s stacked with talents originating from various parts of the globe.

Titled “Warrior Spirit”, the event takes place November 15 at the Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

As with past events, fans around Asia can catch all the action live on Star Sports. Global fans, meanwhile, can witness the action online via LIVE streaming at www.onefc.livesport.tv at US$9.99, following free prelims on YouTube.

The fight card’s headliner will feature the promotion’s inaugural Welterweight title match-up, between top contenders Adam Kayoom (4-1) and Nobutatsu Suzuki (10-1-2). The co-main event, meanwhile, will showcase the conclusion of the Malaysian 145-lbs tournament, as Melvin Yeoh (7-1) takes on AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor (1-3) in a highly anticipated finale.

The latest addition to the line-up sees Brazil’s Adriano Moraes (9-0) locking horns with reigning King of the Cage Flyweight champ Josh Paiva (4-0). Both fighters are unbeaten in their respective pro Mixed Martial Arts careers and come fight night, one fighter will leave the cage with his record blemished.

“ONE FC is constantly on the lookout for the top prospects around the word and Adriano Moraes and Josh Paiva on this card is testament to that fact,” stated Victor Cui, CEO of ONE FC. “These two fighters have taken the world of MMA by a storm and are both entering the ONE FC cage undefeated. The stakes are extremely high, because come 15 November, only one of them can leave with his win record intact. Expect sparks to start flying from the very start of the first round.”

Official fight poster for ONE FC 12: Warrior Spirit.

Official fight poster for ONE FC 12: Warrior Spirit.

The rest of the fight card, as you’d expect, is loaded with Malaysian talents. The likes of Saiful Merican (1-1), Chen Yun Ting (1-0), Raymond Tan (2-0) and even Phuket Top Team’s very own Gianni Subba (2-0) are all set to feature, where a win for either of them could be a huge step up their respective division ladders.

Nik Harris (4-2), a promotional newcomer, will be looking to impress the worldwide audience as well when he steps into the ONE FC cage to face Indonesia’s MMA vet, Zuli Silawanto (6-6) at 170-lbs. Peter Davis (6-3), meanwhile, makes a swift return to the ONE FC banner following his submission defeat to Evolve MMA’s Eddie Ng at ONE FC 11: Total Domination just a month ago. He takes on Egypt’s Alaa Mazloum (1-0), a fighter with only a single pro MMA appearance under his belt, making him undoubtedly a huge underdog in this 155-lbs tilt.

Speaking of Evolve MMA, one of their latest acquisitions will be competing on the November 15 fight card as well. Leandro Ataides (5-0), a five time world Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champ, takes on Bryan Rafiq (8-2), a Frenchman with some decent mat credentials having had six submission victories in his career to date.

Here’s the full line-up for ONE FC 12: Warrior Spirit, and be sure to keep it locked to Fight Sport Asia as we update you on all proceedings leading up to the event:

MAIN CARD (Livesport.tv, Star Sports)

  • Adam Kayoom vs. Nobutatsu Suzuki (For ONE FC Welterweight Championship title)
  • Bryan Rafiq vs. Leandro Ataides
  • Peter Davis vs. Alaa Mazloum
  • Saiful Merican vs. Tok Sophon
  • Gianni Subba vs. Yun Ting Chen
  • Melvin Yeoh vs. AJ Lias Mansor (ONE FC Malaysian Featherweight Tournament final)
  • Adriano Moraes vs. Josh Paiva

PRELIMS (YouTube)

  • Samir Mrabet vs. Steven Durr
  • Nik Harris vs. Zuli Silawanto
  • Casey Suire vs. Raymond Tan

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Author:Thinesh John

20, Asian MMA nerd in Singapore.

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