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Magician to get celebrity treatment in Singapore

Hong Kong’s Eddie Ng (left) seeks a fourth successive win in the ONE FC cage at the October 18 event in September
Hong Kong’s Eddie Ng (left) seeks a fourth successive win in the ONE FC cage at the October 18 event in September. ONEFC.COM

Magician to get celebrity treatment in Singapore

One Fighting Championship, Asia’s leading mixed martial arts promotion, revealed details yesterday for more fights on its blockbuster October 18 fight card set to take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The co-main event of ONE FC: Total Domination will feature two rising stars in the lightweight division as Eddie Ng from Hong Kong clashes with the face of Malaysia MMA, Peter Davis.

Both Ng and Davis have won their last three fights in the ONE FC cage, and a win will put one of them one step closer to a title match against ONE FC lightweight world champion Shinji Aoki of Japan.

“This bout will mark a major milestone in the history of the Asian lightweight division, as both fighters have made it clear that nothing will stand in their way of reaching a title shot,” ONE FC CEO Victor Cui stated in a press release.

“Eddie Ng is explosive and has amazing grappling skills, while Peter Davis has an outstanding reach advantage and maximizes it with unorthodox striking. Both fighters have droves of fans from Singapore and across the Causeway, and a bout like this would certainly polarise the Indoor Stadium.”

Ng, 27, nicknamed The Magician, combines punching power with an underrated submission arsenal that emerged when he submitted Frenchman Arnaud Lepont in his last bout at ONE FC: Kings & Champions in Singapore on April 5.

Malaysia’s Peter Davis will be aiming to dispel his opponent, "The Magician" Eddie Ng, for a shot at the ONE FC lightweight world title
Malaysia’s Peter Davis will be aiming to dispel his opponent, "The Magician" Eddie Ng, for a shot at the ONE FC lightweight world title. ONEFC.COM

“I am excited to represent Hong Kong and step back into the ONE FC cage to face Peter Davis,” Ng said.

“He is a tough opponent with a good all-round skill set. He has the ability to finish fights standing up and submit people on the ground. I look forward to the challenge on October 18 and I expect nothing less than an all-out war.”

Davis is a wuji chuan practitioner and a prominent celebrity in his native Malaysia with a long list of modelling and acting roles to his name. The 32-year-old will be looking to use his lanky frame and significant reach advantage to propel him to victory against Ng.

Davis told the media: “In the upcoming ONE FC fight, I’m going to be pulling out more tricks than ‘The Magician’ can handle and put an end to his winning streak. He’s won fights against a couple of my friends and it’s time for a little revenge.”

On the undercard, Tatsuya Mizuno of Japan and Portugal’s Rafael Silva will meet in a showdown of middleweight veterans.

Journeyman Mizuno, 32, has fought all over the world and holds notable victories over the likes of Trevor Prangley, Melvin Manhoef and Ilir Latifi.

A third-degree judo black belt, he has transitioned his skills to mixed martial arts by adding solid striking and Brazilian jiu-jitsu to his Judo trips and throws, and will look to utilise these against Silva and get his first win inside the ONE FC cage.

Silva, a 35-year-old MMA legend with more than 50 fights on the board, has amassed an impressive seven-fight winning streak competing primarily in Europe.

He now looks towards testing himself against the elite in Asia, and with 21 of his 39 wins coming via submission, Silva will be aiming to add another choke out to his record against the gritty Mizuno.

ONE FC: Total Domination will be headlined by the highly anticipated ONE FC bantamweight title unification bout between Bibiano Fernades of Brazil and South Korea’s Soo Chul Kim.

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