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#1 Ranked WMA Featherweight

Saiful “The Vampire” Merican

Weight Limit
65.8 kg
Height
167 cm / 5'5" ft
Country
Malaysia
Age
34 Y
Team
Merican Muay Thai

About Saiful Merican

Status: Former ONE Athlete

 

Originally from Terengganu in Eastern Malaysia, top-ranked Muay Thai kickboxer Saiful Merican has been competing in combat sports since he was 11 years old. Coming from a humble background, Merican fell in love with Muay Thai after watching videos of famed champion Samart Payakaroon, and dedicated himself to training. He even made frequent trips to Thailand in order to train and compete, all while juggling school and examinations in Malaysia.

His efforts would pay off in 2008, when he secured the top ranking at 57 kg according to the World Muay Thai Association (WMA). Merican dedicated his success to his father, who had passed away the year before. The win changed his fortunes, and led to him becoming a star in his native Malaysia.

In 2011, Merican became interested in mixed martial arts after ONE Championship’s first show in Malaysia, and began training diligently to test his skills in the cage. He made his professional debut in 2013, and “The Vampire” is now the owner of a respectable cage record. However, Merican is most known for his martial arts spirit. After defeating Cambodian Khim Dima at ONE: WAR OF NATIONS in March 2014, he donated all of his winnings to his opponent, who had tragically lost his family home in a fire.

ONE Championship Records

Event Results

Result Method Round Method and round Opponent Opponent and event Country Date Event
LOSS
Unanimous Decision UD
R3 (3:00)
Unanimous Decision
R3 (3:00)
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Mohammed Bin Mahmoud
Malaysia
Malaysia Jul 12, 2019
Masters Of Destiny
Jul 12, 2019
LOSS
Submission SUB
R2 (4:08)
Submission
R2 (4:08)
R2 (4:08) Gianni_Subba avatar 500x345 1
Gianni Subba
Malaysia
Malaysia Feb 2, 2013
Return Of Warriors
Feb 2, 2013
WIN
Unanimous Decision UD
R3 (5:00)
Unanimous Decision
R3 (5:00)
R3 (5:00) Generic male avatar 500x345 3
Tok Sophon
Thailand
Warrior Spirit
Nov 15, 2013
Thailand Nov 15, 2013
Warrior Spirit
Nov 15, 2013
WIN
Split Decision SD
R3 (5:00)
Split Decision
R3 (5:00)
R3 (5:00) generic_male avatar
Khim Dima
Cambodia
War Of Nations
Mar 14, 2014
Cambodia Mar 14, 2014
War Of Nations
Mar 14, 2014
LOSS
Submission SUB
R2 (2:12)
Submission
R2 (2:12)
R2 (2:12) Dejdamrong_Sor_Amnuaysirichoke avatar 500x345 2
Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke
Thailand
Roar Of Tigers
Oct 17, 2014
Thailand Oct 17, 2014
Roar Of Tigers
Oct 17, 2014
WIN
TKO TKO
R2 (1:10)
TKO
R2 (1:10)
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Melvin Yeoh
South Korea
Tigers Of Asia
Oct 9, 2015
South Korea Oct 9, 2015
Tigers Of Asia
Oct 9, 2015

Breakdown

Wins - 4
Losses - 5
0
Knockout KO
1
2
TKO TKO
0
0
Submission SUB
3
1
Unanimous Decision UD
1
1
Split Decision SD
0

Finish Rate

Finishes
2
Finish Rate
50%
Wins
4
Total Bouts
9

Bout Duration

Avg. Bout Duration
07m : 05s
Total Duration
1h : 03m : 49s

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