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ONE: ‘Tigers of Asia’ preview (Pt. 2)

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ONE Championship returns to Kuala Lumpur this Friday night (Oct. 9, 2015) with a mixed martial arts (MMA) card that has been bolstered by the cancellation of the Beijing event. The show will be headlined by a rearranged middleweight title match between champion Igor Svirid and challenger Vitaly Bigdash, while a bantamweight match up between Dae Hwan Kim and Tengli Ge has also been added.
The majority of the card consists of Malaysian fighters with the likes of Ev Ting, Peter Davis and Gianni Subba all in action while Filipino featherweights Eric Kelly and Honorio Banario both make their return to the cage as well as Japan’s Asuka Mikami and Hiroshige Tanaka.
Here is my preview of the final five fights on the card (part one of my preview here):
125 lbs.: Ann Osman vs Irina Mazepa
Ann Osman (3-1) comes from a Muay Thai background but she will not want to waste any time getting this one to the ground. Irina Mazepa is a multiple time Wushu world champion with very fast kicks who will be at a clear advantage in striking terms.
The Russian is making her debut so how strong Mazepa is on the ground remains to be seen. Osman is strong ….View original article