Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live all-action doubleheader Friday, November 15, beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET with a live broadcast of ONE FC 12: Warrior Spirit from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, followed by Final Fight Championship 9 at 1:30 p.m. ET from Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Fight Network’s live broadcasts of ONE FC 12: Warrior Spirit and Final Fight Championship 9 will be aired nationwide in Canada, as well as internationally as part of Fight Network’s expansion on ZON in Portugal, D-Smart in Turkey, and ZAP in Angola and Mozambique.
In featured ONE FC bouts, Adriano Moraes battles Yusup Saadulaev in a flyweight encounter, middleweights Brayan Rafiq and Leandro Ataides throw down, American heavyweight sensation Tony Johnson Jr. returns to the ONE FC cage against Australian Chris Lokteff, Egyptian lightweight prospect Alaa Mazloum challenges Malaysia’s own Peter Davis, plus Gianni Subba clashes with Chen Yun Ting and Tok Sophon meets Saiful Merican in a pair of flyweight bouts.
Rounding out the card, AJ Lias Mansor and Melvin Yeoh meet in the Malaysia national featherweight tournament final, Steven Durr and Samir Mrabet meet in a featherweight contest, Indonesian standout Zuli Silawanto battles top-ranked Malaysian welterweight Nik Harris and American import Casey Suire takes on Raymond Tan in a bantamweight bout.
Fight fans have been eagerly awaiting the return of ONE FC to Kuala Lumpur after closely following the intense non-stop, adrenaline-pumping action that has accompanied the promotion throughout the multi-city tour this year. The wait is now over and Malaysian fans are expected to be treated to yet another sold-out event, fight fans are set to pack out the 15,000-seater Stadium Putra once again for a night of world-class MMA action.
Meanwhile, Final Fight Championship 9 will feature back-to-back cards with an explosive kickboxing card preceding the mixed martial arts portion of the telecast.
Topping the kickboxing festivities, former It’s Showtime! 70kg MAX world champion Chris Ngimbi battles seasoned Slovenian Mirko Vorkapic, while the mixed martial arts bill is headlined by “The Ultimate Fighter 10” cast member James McSweeney taking on Austrian powerhouse Stefan “Hulk” Traunmuller.
The full fight card for ONE FC 12: Warrior Spirit (7:30 a.m. ET) includes:
-Yusup Saadulaev vs. Adriano Moraes
-Brayan Rafiq vs. Leandro Ataides
-Chris Lokteff vs. Tony Johnson Jr.
-Alaa Mazloum vs. Peter Davis
-Gianni Subba vs. Chen Yun Ting
-Tok Sophon vs. Saiful Merican
-AJ Lias Mansour vs. Melvin Yeoh
-Steven Durr vs. Samir Mrabet
-Zuli Silawanto vs. Nik Harris
-Casey Suire vs. Raymond Tan
The full kickboxing card for Final Fight Championship 9 (1:30 p.m. ET) includes:
-Chris Ngimbi vs. Mirko Vorkapic
-Miran Fabjan vs. Ibrahim El Bouni
-Grega Smole vs. Stevan Zivkovic
-Ivan Stanic vs. Strahinja Ivanovic
-Samo Petje vs. Mario Katic
-Tadej Toplak vs. Mesud Selimovic
The full mixed martial arts card for Final Fight Championship 9 (3:30 p.m. ET) includes:
-James McSweeney vs. Stefan Traunmuller
-Lemmy krsuic vs. Vaso Bakocevic
-Primoz Vrbinc vs. Joseph Leitner
-Ivica Truscek vs. Leonardo Zecchi
-Josip Artukovic vs. Mattia Schiavolin
-Ivan Vitasovic vs. Mike Azaz
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