Malaysia and China will be represented at “ONE: Heart of a Lion,” a ONE Championship event taking place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on November 9, 2018. In the second bout of the evening, Hisyam “Zephyrus” Samsudin, 28, of Sabah, Malaysia will face “The Stalker” Xie Bin, 20, of Hunan, China.
Representing EWAKO MMA gym in Sabah, Samsudin is a former World Boxing Federation Asia-Pacific Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion. A boxing stylist with powerful hands, the Malaysian mixed martial artist likes to pepper opponents with heavy handed strikes, utilizing his world-class boxing base.
A ONE Hefei Bantamweight Tournament finalist, Xie is part of a new breed of Chinese athletes who have been training in mixed martial arts since the beginning of their careers. With skills in boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai, he is determined to become China’s first-ever male MMA world champion.
In the main event of “ONE: Heart of a Lion,” reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 30, of China will defend her title against ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, 20, of Singapore. This the first time two female reigning world champions are fighting each other in ONE Championship.
In the co-main event, reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 38, of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil will defend his title against ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, 30, of Kiangan, Ifugao, Philippines. The bantamweight title unification bout will be a rematch between the two.
Here is the full “ONE: Heart of a Lion” fight card:
- Featherweight MMA: Abro Fernandes (Indonesia) vs Chan Rothana (Cambodia)
- Bantamweight MMA: Hisyam Samsudin (Malaysia) vs Xie Bin (China)
- Flyweight MMA: Muhammad Aiman (Malaysia) vs Shuya Kamikubo (Japan)
- Women’s strawweight MMA: Tiffany Teo (Singapore) vs Michelle Nicolini (Brazil)
- MMA: Adrian Pang (Australia) vs Kota Shimoishi (Japan)
- Lightweight MMA: Garry Tonon (United States) vs Sung Jong Lee (South Korea)
- Strawweight MMA: Alex Silva (Brazil) Pongsiri Mitsatit (Thailand)
- ONE Super Series kickboxing: Giorgio Petrosyan (Italy) vs Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy (Thailand)
- ONE Bantamweight World Championship: Bibiano Fernandes (Brazil) vs Kevin Belingon (Philippines)
- ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship: Xiong Jing Nan (China) vs Angela Lee (Singapore)
Ticket information for ONE: HEART OF THE LION is available at www.onefc.com.