Fight fans in Malaysia were on the edge of their seats as the best in local and international mixed martial arts talent battled it out inside the ONE Cage. In the Malaysia Warrior Bout main event, Malaysia’s own Ev “E.T.” Ting defeated the Philippines’ Eric “The Natural” Kelly by submission and took the time to call out reigning champion Marat Gafurov in the post-fight interview.
In the Malaysia Warrior Bout main event, an exhausted Ev Ting pulled out a gutsy victory over Eric “The Natural” Kelly of the Philippines, winning by submission in round three. Ting dominated the striking exchanges throughout the bout, blasting Kelly with various combinations. Kelly spent most of his time defending against Ting’s aggression, biding his time and pacing himself for a distance finish. In the third, Ting latched on a standing Guillotine that transitioned into a mounted Guillotine, leaving Kelly no choice but to tap out.
“Marat Gafurov I’m coming for you, where is that belt at?” said Ting, looking for a shot at the ONE Featherweight World Championship.
“With the new weight cut policy I wanna fight as much as I can and fight full time to feed my family. I want to fight Marat Gafurov. The fight was harder than I expected. I didn’t know he could take so much hits. I respect Kelly as a fighter and it was a great fight,” Ting added.
Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of Baguio City, Philippines showcased Team Lakay’s famous Wushu base by dominating opponent Tetsuya Yamada of Japan over three rounds. Folayang completely shut down Yamada, keeping the Japanese fighter at the long end of his straight right hand and occasional spinning back kick. Folayang also landed various flush shots and stuffed numerous takedowns to earn the unanimous decision victory.
Featherweight Malaysia Warrior bout
Ev Ting defeats Eric Kelly
Submission (Mounted Guillotine) at 1:58 minutes of round 3
Eduard Folayang defeats Tetsuya Yamada
Catchweight bout (95kg)
Jake Butler defeats Tatsuya Mizuno
TKO (Strikes) at 4:30 minutes of round 1
Catchweight bout (66.8kg)
Geje Eustaquio defeats Saiful Merican
Knockout at 1:21 minutes of round 1
Samir Mrabet defeats Sami Amin
Submission (Head and Arm Choke) at 1:31 minutes of round 2
Keanu Subba defeats Rayner Kinsiong
TKO (Strikes) at 2:01 minutes of round 1
Christian Lee defeats Mahmoud Mohamed
Submission (Single-Arm Chicken Wing) at 2:20 minutes of round 1
Agilan Thani defeats James Kouame
Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:12 minutes of round 2
Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev defeats Mishal Alfad
TKO (Strikes) at 0:32 minutes of round 1
Female catchweight bout (49kg)
Jenny Huang defeats Amira Badr
Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:09 minutes of round 2