Peter “The Pistol” Davis ready to rumble with the younger Eddie Ng; Ann Osman to become first Malaysian professional women’s MMA fighter
Malaysia’s heartthrob model-fighter Peter Davis is given the opportunity to avenge his Muayfit teammate, Arnaud “The Game” Lepont’s loss against Singapore’s favourite Eddie Ng from Hong Kong, who still hasn’t lost yet in the ONE Fighting Championship. This will most likely be seen as a Muayfit versus Evolve and Malaysia versus Singapore/Hong Kong bout. Peter is no stranger to the Singaporean crowd so that shouldn’t be any concern at all for his supporters. If he has improved his takedown defense and ground game since his quick defeat to the more experienced Ariel “Tarzan” Sexton, it’s difficult to see how Peter’s massive reach advantage and unorthodox ways could lose to the young chap. However, Ng’s technicality, explosiveness and mad composure are highly threatening as always. It’s going to be a close fight and I just feel that Peter must not allow the fight go to the judges scorecard.
Judging from the videos I saw, Ann Osman seems to be one hell of a tough girl for a Malaysian, perhaps even the toughest I’ve ever seen locally. The Sabahan, who’s fighting out of Borneo Tribal Squad in Kota Kinabalu, is set to become Malaysia’s first female MMA fighter to ever compete professionally against Singapore’s pretty-face Sherilyn Lim, who’ll be representing Fight G, her country oldest MMA gym. Both will be making their debut in ONE FC but only one of them will have home support advantage. Hopefully Osman will be as resilient as she appears to be when she steps into the cage in Singapore. Either one of them winning will make them instant hero and an inspirational to girls in their respective country. Other that these two bouts, two more Malaysian fighters are on the card facing their own Singaporean opponents. Alex Lim will be up against Jie Juan Wen, and Marc Marcellinus (from Kota Kinabalu as well) is matched up with Stephen Langdown.
On top of all that, ONE FC’s high-profile fighter and current lightweight champ Shinya Aoki is in the co-main event, dropping down to featherweight class for first time in his MMA career to face American wrestler Cody Stevens. Definite not gonna miss this one ’cause I’m a huge fan of bad ass Aoki now. And as for the finale, the main event, it’s a bantamweight championship bout with Soo Chul Kim of Korea back to defend his belt against interim champ Bibiano Fernandes of Brazil. Some believe that it’s a no-brainer that the belt will end up going to the South American… but we shall see about that.
Doncha just love how all the card shaped up to be an exciting Malaysia versus Singapore and East versus West outing? This fights in this event will definitely be way more thrilling than the previous one and I just can’t hardly wait. Tickets to catch ONE FC: Total Domination on October 18th in Singapore can be ordered online here or if you’re a Malaysian and you can’t make the trip, we can watch the live broadcast as always on Astro ESPN Starsports.