ONE FC 14: War of Nations line-up complete with ten blockbuster match-ups

The full fight card is set for ONE FC’s return to Malaysia.

ONE FC 14: War of Nations takes place March 14th at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur.

The seven bout main card, which will be highlighted by a Welterweight championship headliner between Brock Larson (37-7) and Nobutatsu Suzuki (10-1-2), airs LIVE on Star Sports in Asia and streams online for a price of USD $9.99 at http://www.onefc.livesport.tv/. As previously reported, the main card contests include Dae Hwan Kim (9-0) vs. Kevin Belingon (12-3), Adriano Moraes (9-1) vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani (21-6-6), Shinichi Kojima (13-5-5) vs. Andrew Leone (6-2) and Kotetsu Boku (20-9-2) vs. Arnaud Lepont (9-3).

Now, Wes Jaya (2-1) vs. Peter Davis (7-3) and Ariel Sexton (8-2, 1 NC) vs. Kamal Shalorus (8-3-2) have been added to the line-up.

The prelims will feature a notable Lightweight tussle between former PXC champ Harris Sarmiento (36-25) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champ Herbert Burns (2-0), as well as two other fights.

Officials confirmed the bouts with Fight Sport Asia late Wednesday morning.

Peter Davis looks to make it two wins on the trot in ONE FC.

Peter Davis looks to make it two wins on the trot in ONE FC.

Jaya is a former Canadian Muay Thai champ with well over fifty professional Muay Thai bouts under his belt. The Malaysian has fought in Lumpinee among many other famous venues and has developed a rapidly improving ground game over the years to match his prowess in the stand-up department. With an MMA record of 2-1 which includes two TKO victories, this will, however, be the 32-year-old’s first pro MMA contest in over five years.

Welcoming Jaya to the promotion’s banner will be Peter Davis, a five-time ONE FC vet. A popular face among the Malaysian fans, Davis recently rebounded from a two-fight losing skid with a submission triumph over promotional newcomer Alaa Mazloum at ONE FC 12: Warrior Spirit in November last year. Prior to that rough patch, Davis was on a three-fight winning run which included victories over Quek Kim Hock and Leo Krishna.

Kamal Shalorus was originally penciled to face Eddie Ng but an injury forced Ng out of the Lightweight affair. In steps Ariel Sexton, a cast on Season 12 of “The Ultimate Fighter”. Sexton was last seen at the MIMMA finale in June of last year, where he stopped the aforementioned Davis via elbows in the first frame.

Shalorus, meanwhile, fights for the second time in his post-Zuffa career, following stints in the UFC and WEC. He had a successful ONE FC debut in May at ONE FC 9: Rise to Power, where he put on a wrestling clinic en route to a Unanimous Decision victory over Eduard Folayang.

“ONE FC returns to the iconic city of Kuala Lumpur with what is expected to be the biggest sporting event held in Malaysia this year. ONE FC: WAR OF NATIONS will see the inaugural ONE FC Welterweight World Champion crowned when knockout artist Nobutatsu Suzuki meets tenacious wrestler Brock Larson,” said Victor Cui, CEO of ONE FC. “The fight card is now complete with the addition of an exciting Lightweight matchup between Kamal Shalorus and Ariel Sexton. Fans in Malaysia and around the world can prepare for a night of thrilling world-class mixed martial arts action as the top mixed marital artists goes to war at ONE FC: WAR OF NATIONS!”

The full line-up for ONE FC 14: War of Nations now includes:

MAIN EVENT (Star Sports, Livesport.tv):

  • Brock Larson vs. Nobutatsu Suzuki (For inaugural ONE FC Welterweight Championship title)

MAIN CARD (Star Sports, Livesport.tv):

  • Kevin Belingon vs. Dae Hwan Kim
  • Yasuhiro Urushitani vs. Adriano Moraes
  • Kamal Shalorus vs. Ariel Sexton
  • Shinichi Kojima vs. Andrew Leone
  • Kotetsu Boku vs. Arnaud Lepont
  • Peter Davis vs. Wes Jaya

PRELIMS:

  • Harris Sarmiento vs. Herbert Burns
  • Sherilyn Lim vs. Ann Osman
  • Saiful Merican vs. Khim Dima

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Thinesh John is a Singapore-based MMA writer. You can check out some of his work over on MMASucka.com. Follow him (@ThineshJohnMMA), and be sure keep up with the latest Asian MMA news from FightSportAsia.com on Twitter (@FightSportAsia) and Facebook

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