ONE FC Destiny Of Warriors: Renato "Babalu" Sobral (via OneFCMMA)
In 15 hours time ONE Fighting Championship: 'Destiny of Warriors' will be getting underway. If you are unsure what to expect, or are unfamiliar with some of the fighters who will be in action then these preview videos should give you a bit of background on what will be one of the most stacked Asian MMA cards of the year.
The video above features Renato 'Babalu' Sobral who will be making his comeback after spending almost 18 months on the sidelines with a shoulder injury. The Brazilian is a former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion and two time UFC title challenger who is taking on Asia's number one light heavyweight, Tatsuya Mizuno.
ONE FC Destiny Of Warriors: Zorobabel "Zoro" Moreira vs Roger "El Matador" Huerta (via OneFCMMA)
One of the most eagerly anticipated fights on the card will be Roger Huerta vsZorobabel Moreira. Although he has suffered an indifferent run of recent form Huerta is still fondly remembered for his fights of the night with Clay Guida and Leonard Garcia during his UFC days.
'Zoro' is one of the fastest rising stars in Asia and will have a significant reach advantage but he has never faced a fighter of Huerta's experience and this will be a huge moment in the careers of both men.
Arnaud Lepont is riding a five fight win streak and bring a lot of momentum into this fight with Brian Choi who only stepped up at late notice after his Evolve MMA team mate Eddie Ng suffered an unfortunate shoulder injury.
The French fighter brings raw aggression into the cage but Choi, who normally fights at featherweight, is lighter and has a very strong wrestling base. Lepont will look to finish the fight as soon as possilbe so expect him to come out swinging and expect some explosive early exchanges.
The 10,000 capacity Stadium Negara is completely sold out and the Malaysian crowd will want to see Kayoom pull off the upset in this fight. Gregor Gracie is one of the most renowned BJJ practitioners in the world and has won four straight fights but his opponent is also a BJJ black belt as well as a Muay Thai world champion.
If Kayoom can keep the fight standing he has all the tools to pull off the upset but Gracie has a significant size advantage and will probably look to outpower his opponent with a wrestling and Jiu Jitsu based game plan. If the Malaysian wins then the volume levels in the arena are going to be immense.
Kim Hock is a superstar in Singapore but he is taking a big step up against a fighter who is 10 years older than him and has five times as many fights. It will be a real test for the 21 year old and Davis, who is an actor and model, will have the crowd behind him in his hometown of Kuala Lumpur.
ONE FC Destiny Of Warriors: Mitch "The Dragon" Chilson vs AJ "Pyro" Lias Mansor (via OneFCMMA)
AJ Mansor is from Borneo, his ancestors were head hunters and fighting is in his blood. Mitch Chilson might not have the same sort of heritage but he trains everyday with the world champions at Evolve MMA and will feel confident he is prepared for anything his Malaysian opponent might bring to the table.
Chilson has a brutal weight cut and came in slightly over after weight so the longer the fight goes on the more it is likely to favour Mansour, who has a background in Muay Thai and BJJ.
MMA fans from around the world can witness the action of ONE Fighting Championship: Destiny of Warriors online via live streaming on www.onefc.com. The first four under card fights are available for viewing free of charge. The remaining six main card fights are now available for purchase on Pay-Per-View at just US$9.99. Catch real time excitement of Asia’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) event as it all goes down on 23 June 2012 at the historic Stadium Negara in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.