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Khim Dima cage ready

Cambodia’s Khim Dima (right) and Malaysia’s Saiful Mercian pose with ONE FC CEO Victor Cui at the official weigh-in
Cambodia’s Khim Dima (right) and Malaysia’s Saiful Mercian pose with ONE FC CEO Victor Cui at the official weigh-in yesterday in KL. ONEFC.COM

Khim Dima cage ready

Cambodian mixed martial artist Khim Dima gets inside the ONE FC cage again as he takes on Malaysia’s Saiful Mercian tonight at Kuala Lumpur’s Stadium Negara.

Both flyweights made weight yesterday and are set to feature in the first bout on the undercard of ONE FC: War of Nations, which will be headlined by the inaugural welterweight world championship title fight between American Brock Larson and Nobutatsu Suzuki of Japan.

The co-main event is a bantamweight battle between Dae Hwan Kim of South Korea and Filipino fighter Kevin Belingon.

Brazilian flyweight Adriano Moraes takes on Japan’s Yasuhiro Urushitani, while Thailand’s Ariel Sexton meets Iranian lightweight Kamal Shalorus.

Flyweights Shinichi Kojima of Japan and Andrew Leone of the US are set to lock horns, and Japanese lightweight Kotetsu Boku and Frenchman Arnaud Lepont will also clash in the cage.

Pakistan’s Bashir Ahmad has stepped in last minute to face Malaysian poster boy Peter Davis at lightweight in the remaining bout on the main card.

The other two matches on the undercard involve American Harris Sarmiento taking on fellow featherweight Herbert Burns of Brazil and the highly anticipated women’s rematch between Singaporean strawweight Sherilyn Lim and Ann Osman of Malaysia.

Earlier this week, ONE FC, Asia’s leading MMA organisation, confirmed that it will be squeezing two events into the month of May.

ONE FC: Rise of Heroes will be held at the world-renowned SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila on May 2, and then ONE FC: Honor & Glory will be staged at the Singapore Indoor Arena on May 30.

International broadcaster Star Sports will have the action live from 6pm Cambodian time, while local channel MyTV will screen a delayed telecast from 7am tomorrow morning.

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