ONE Fighting Championshio announced on Thursday that all but two fighters have made weight and are ready for ONE FC: WAR OF NATIONS, which takes place Friday at Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The card will be headlined by a ONE FC welterweight world championship bout between Brock Larson and Nobutatsu Suzuki.
Pakistani mixed martial arts legend Bashir Ahmad proved once again the fighting spirit that made him a hero in his home country, stepping up on short notice to take on Malaysia’s Peter Davis. Ahmad’s star pupil, Waqar Umar, was originally slated to face Davis, but visa issues meant he would not be able to arrive in time for the event. Ahmad, who was supposed to corner Umar, confidently volunteered to take his place. He will move up a weight class from featherweight to lightweight for this bout.
Andrew Leone weighed in at 58.7kg, exceeding the flyweight limit of 56.7kg. His bout against Shinichi Kojima will now be a catchweight contest. Sherilyn Lim, who weighed in at 55.1kg, failed to make weight for the strawweight bout against Ann Osman. The bout has been cancelled. ONE FC: WAR OF NATIONS is now complete with nine fights.
The entire card will also be available live on Pay-Per-View at www.onefc.livesport.tv.
ONE FC Welterweight World Championship bout:
Brock Larson (77.0 kg/ 170 lbs) VS Nobutatsu Suzuki (76.9 kg / 170 lbs).
Dae Hwan Kim (61.0 kg / 134 lbs) VS Kevin Belingon (60.8 kg / 134 lbs).
Adriano Moraes (56.5 kg / 125 lbs) VS Yasuhiro Urushitani (56.6 kg / 124 lbs)
Ariel Sexton (70.2 kg / 155 lbs) VS Kamal Shalorus (70.3 kg / 155 lbs)
Shinichi Kojima (56.6 kg / 125 lbs) VS Andrew Leone (58.7 kg / 129 lbs)
Kotetsu Boku (70.3 kg / 155 lbs) VS Arnaud Lepont (69.6 kg / 154 lbs)
Bashir Ahmad (70.3 kg / 155 lbs) VS Peter Davis (70.2 kg / 155 lbs)
Harris Sarmiento (65.5 kg / 144 lbs) VS Herbert Burns (65.4 kg / 144 lbs)
Khim Dima (56.7 kg / 125 lbs) VS Saiful Merican (56.5 kg / 125 lbs)