ONE: MASTERS OF DESTINY will bring two unmissable main events to the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Next Friday, 12 July, the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix quarterfinal rematch between Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy and Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan, as well as “Unstoppable” Angela Lee’s women’s strawweight showdown with Michelle Nicolini, are sure to get the fans on their feet.
On top of those marquee match-ups, there are plenty of contests on the undercard that look certain to deliver headline-grabbing action.
These are three bouts that the onefc.com team expects to guarantee fireworks when The Home Of Martial Arts returns to KL.
Abro Fernandes Vs. Gurdarshan Mangat
India's Gurdarshan Gary "Saint Lion" Mangat breaks the mold! : Kuala Lumpur | 12 July | 6PM | ONE: MASTERS OF DESTINY: Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/onemastersofdestiny19: Check local listings for global TV broadcast: Watch on the ONE Super App http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp : Prelims LIVE on Facebook | Prelims + 2 Main-Card bouts LIVE on Twitter
Posted by ONE Championship on Monday, July 1, 2019
If there is a single word that is most fitting for what these two flyweight athletes brought to their first bouts in ONE, it would be ‘intensity.’
Both Abro “The Black Komodo” Fernandes and Gurdarshan “Saint Lion” Mangat came out of their corners at full speed when they emerged on the global stage, and gave fans nothing but constant entertainment.
Mangat – India’s pound-for-pound number one mixed martial artist – was relentless with his striking and attempts to get Toni Tauru to the mat, and he is bringing the same plan to Malaysia.
Expect him to push the pace from the opening bell in an attempt to overwhelm his opponent with a barrage on the ground.
However, the Indonesian had promised to bring the “Black Komodo” style that made him a champion on his domestic scene – fast on the ground, with the ability to cause a lot of damage in an instant.
Chuang Kai Ting Vs. Janet Todd
A win on 12 July against Janet Todd will catapult "Killer Bee" Chuang Kai Ting to a possible World Title rematch against Stamp Fairtex!: Kuala Lumpur | 12 July | 6PM | ONE: MASTERS OF DESTINY: Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/onemastersofdestiny19: Check local listings for global TV broadcast: Watch on the ONE Super App http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp : Prelims LIVE on Facebook | Prelims + 2 Main-Card bouts LIVE on Twitter
Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, June 28, 2019
Both athletes gave two-sport ONE World Champion Stamp Fairtex a tough test, but came up narrowly short, and it is their hunger to work back toward the gold that will motivate them to give it their all in a kickboxing encounter in KL.
“Killer Bee’s” work-rate and slick punching attack will force Todd into a fast-paced battle, but the American’s gas tank is up to the challenge, and she can happily meet Chuang in the boxing stakes with her powerful straight punches.
“JT” has the edge with the lower limbs, as she showed when she stopped Wang Chin Long with her punishing low kick offensive in May. However, in her World Title-winning bout against Yodcherry Sityodtong, the Chinese athlete showed that she was content to take the hard kicks to reply with rapid-fire boxing.
Saiful Merican Vs. Mohammed Bin Mahmoud
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Ev “E.T.” Ting and Jihin “Shadowcat” Radzuan are sure to bring the Kuala Lumpur crowd to its feet, but the all-Malaysian Muay Thai battle on the prelims could generate more noise than any other match.
Mohammed “Jordan Boy” Bin Mahmoud and Saiful “The Vampire” Merican are two of their country’s biggest stars in “the art of eight limbs,” but they never had a platform to show their skills to a wide audience until the birth of ONE Super Series.
Now that they have this platform and the Circle is on its way back to their homeland, they cannot wait to put on a show for their compatriots.
Both men have promised to go for the finish, and knowing their stopping power with 4-ounce mixed martial arts gloves, it is hard to imagine this bantamweight battle will not end with a knockout.
Kuala Lumpur | 12 July | 6PM | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast | Tickets: http://bit.ly/onedestiny19