HONG KONG’s EDDIE NG RETURNS TO TAKE ON HIGHLY RATED BRAZILIAN AT ONE: WARRIOR’S QUEST.
Eddie Ng fought Vincent Latoel with an arm injury that has kept him out of action for the best part of the year but the Hongkonger returns to the cage at ONE: ‘Warrior’s Quest’ on 22 May and he has been handed a tough assignment.
Ng (7-2) take on Brazilian Rafael Nunes (10-1) who signed for ONE Championship last year after winning his first 10 fights in a lightweight matchup which is set for the Singapore Indoor Stadium next month.
Nunes was submitted by Koji Ando in the opening round at ONE: ‘War of Dragons’ last July but it was the first loss of his entire career and there would be no better way for ‘Indio’ to bounce back than with a win over one of the most established lightweights on the roster.
Ng has played a small but significant part in ONE Championship’s dramatic rise to global prominence. He fought on the inaugural show in Singapore and will be making his sixth appearance for the promotion next month, it would have been many more but for injuries.
A member of the fight team at Evolve MMA in Singapore, Ng has established a significant fan following and is known for an exciting and explosive style which has seen him finish four opponents inside the opening minute of the first round.
When ONE Championship eventually comes to Hong Kong he is guaranteed to be on the card but Ng will be desperate to avoid losing a second successive fight for the first time in his career and determined to overcome an opponent who holds a brown belt in BJJ.
The ONE: ‘Warrior’s Quest’ card already boasts some of the biggest names on the roster with Shinya Aoki set to defend his lightweight strap against Ando in the main event while Kuat Khamitov facing Lowen Tynanes in what could prove to be a title eliminator in the same division.
The other fight currently confirmed is a featherweight matchup between Timofey Nastyukhin and Rob Lisita but Leandro Ataides, Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke and Zorobabel Moreira are all rumoured to be in training ahead of matchups on 22 May.