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Four matches added to 'Roar of Tigers' card

Malaysia’s Peter Davis (above) grounds and pounds Waqar Umar of Pakistan during the second round of their lightweight bout at ONE FC
Malaysia’s Peter Davis (above) grounds and pounds Waqar Umar of Pakistan during the second round of their lightweight bout at 'ONE FC: War of Nations' at the Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur on March 14. Davis won by submission (strikes). ONEFC.COM

Four matches added to 'Roar of Tigers' card

One Fighting Championship will rock Kuala Lumpur’s Stadium Putra once again with a blockbuster mixed martial arts event on October 17 entitled 'ONE FC: Roar of Tigers'.

Four additional bouts have been confirmed for the card that will be headlined by a featherweight clash between “Ruthless” Rob Lisita (14-6) of Australia and undefeated Russian Marat Gafurov (9-0).

Malaysian star Peter Davis returns to the ONE FC cage to take on Filipino lightweight Vaughn Donayre.

Following her victory over American-Filipina boxing world champion Ana Julaton, Malaysia’s Ann Osman makes a quick turnaround to face the tough Aya Saeid Saber of Egypt.

Thailand’s Anatpong Bunrad and Marc Marcellinus of Malaysia look to wow the crowd in their bantamweight battle, while Pakistan’s Bashir Ahmad also marks his return by locking horns with Thai featherweight rival Tanaphong Khunhankaew.

Davis (8-3) is an exponent of Chinese martial art Wujiquan and the celebrity face of Malaysian MMA, with a long list of modelling and acting roles on his resume. The 33-year-old consistently finishes his opponents in impressive fashion and will be looking to use his tall and lanky frame accompanied by a significant reach advantage to propel him to victory against Donayre.

Cebu-native Donayre (7-2) quit his mechanical engineering job to become a fighter and is currently based in Dubai. He has won seven of his last nine bouts and is highly regarded as an exciting mixed martial artist constantly in pursuit of the finish.

Osman (1-1) impressed in her conquest of Julaton in Dubai last month, and is looking for a repeat performance. The 28-year-old possesses wrestling skills and powerful ground and pound, making her a tough matchup for any opponent.

Saber (2-4) was defeated by Julaton on her ONE FC debut in May but surprised the crowd with her grit and tenacity. She showcased impressive standup and a robust ground game, and will give Osman all she can handle.

Anatpong (3-1) trains in Belgium and has registered two TKO victories and a win by submission in his first four professional bouts in Europe.

Marcellinus (0-1), a solid fighter with good all-round skills, is back in the ONE FC cage after a year hiatus.

Tanaphong (5-3) is full of potential with a natural propensity to strike.

Ahmad (2-1), widely known as the “Father of Pakistani MMA”, is extremely quick and relentless with his striking, and will look to overwhelm rivals from the opening bell.

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