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ONE FC adds four bouts to the card for Taipei

Staff writer

ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) has added four extra bouts to its ONE FC: War of Dragons card set to take place on July 11 at the National Taiwan University Sports Center in Taipei.

A bout between top featherweight contenders Rob Lisita and Eric Kelly has been added to the card, as well as two Taiwanese mixed martial artists who will be making their ONE FC debuts.

Bantamweight Sung Ming-yen and lightweight Zhang Zheng-jie will meet Malaysian opponents Muhamad Haidar and Rayner Kinsiong respectively.

Hong Kong’s Nathan Ng is also set to make make his debut against Taiwan-based French fighter Florian Garel.

Lisita is an Australian featherweight who has won seven of his past eight bouts, and in his ONE FC debut in May last year he avenged his only loss in that streak by knocking out Yusuke Kawanago.

Kelly is one of the top featherweights in the world with an impressive 10 wins in his young career. He is adept at finishing his opponents and has only been to a decision once. A fan favorite in the Philippines, a victory could propel him to a title opportunity.

Sung is a Taiwanese mixed martial arts pioneer, who is equally adept in both grappling and striking, and prides himself on his aggressive style.

Haidar is a Malaysian mixed martial arts veteran and one of the top bantamweights in the country. He has honed his skills training with the best fighters in Malaysia and will get to showcase them against Sung.

Zhang is one of the best mixed martial artists in Taiwan. A submission expert, he has cemented his position as the best lightweight in the nation and has been itching to test his skills against higher caliber opponents.

Kinsiong is a Malaysian mixed martial artist from Borneo. He is a third Dan black belt in karate and has a South East Asia Games gold medal. Kinsiong is extremely confident he can knock out anybody and has added grappling skills to his arsenal.

Ng is a Hong Kong model and mixed martial artist who currently resides in Los Angeles. He has a purple belt in Brazilian jiujitsu and a background in kung fu, and is eager to make his mark in ONE FC’s featherweight division.

Originally from France, Florian Garel has made Taiwan his second home. He studied Mandarin at university and is married to a Taiwanese. A fourth Dan black belt in karate, Garel has settled in Greater Taichung, where he teaches martial arts.

Tickets are on sale at www.ibon.com.tw and they cost between NT$1,200 and NT$7,200.

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