ONE: Unbreakable Warriors is set for Kuala Lumpur on Sept. 2 and will be headlined by a lightweight bout between Malaysia’s Ev Ting and Australian Rob Lisita. The card also features local favourites Peter Davis, Ann Osman and Gianni Subba.
Ting (11-3) is based in New Zealand, but was born in Malaysia and has emerged as one of the country’s brightest MMA stars. He’s won five fights out of six in ONE Championship’s featherweight division but will be moving up in weight for this fight.
His opponent will also be going up a division as Lisita (14-8) has been competing at featherweight since 2012. The Australian will be looking to snap a three fight losing streak and improve upon a promotional record which currently stands at 1-3.
Both men have been beaten by reigning ONE featherweight champion Marat Gafurov. The undefeated Russian finished Lisita with a rear naked choke in 2014 and submitted Ting in exactly the same fashion the following year.
The co-main event sees Malaysian fan favourite Peter Davis (10-4) take on Thailand’s Shannon Wiratchai (5-1-0-1) in a lightweight contest. The latter was competing at 145 lbs but moved up a division after ONE Championship implemented a ban on weight cutting through dehydration.
Yago Bryan (3-1) was scheduled to challenge Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke for the strawweight title but couldn’t make weight. He dropped a decision to the Thai and will be looking for his first ONE Championship win when he faces Gianni Subba (7-2) in a flyweight bout.
The card also features a middleweight matchup between two seasoned veterans. Brazilian Gilberto Galvao (28-5-1) will be making his promotional debut against Japanese fighter Tatsuya Mizuno (15-11-1) as ONE Championship looks to add depth to a division currently ruled by Vitaly Bigdash.
The event is set for Stadium Negara and will feature eight Malaysian fighters with strawweight Ann Osman (4-2), welterweight Agilan Thani (5-0), and featherweight Keanu Subba (3-2) Muhammad Aiman (0-1) and Hisyam Sams (1-1) all in action.
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