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Cruising for a bruising: Mixed Martial A'rr takes the cage into the ocean

Mixed Martial A'rr is the latest mixed martial arts (MMA) project from Malaysian telecommunications company Tune Talk and will see fighters competing on a cruise ship as it takes them from Penang to Krabi to Phuket.

A few centuries ago, the waters on the west coast of Thailand and Malaysia were infested with pirates and it's a theme that MMA A'rr will be revisiting with a pirate-themed cruise which features 10 fights on a card headlined by a middleweight contest between ONE Championship veteran Nik Harris and local legend Matt Pellino.

The cruise comes from the same people who brought you the Malaysian Invasion MMA (MIMMA) amateur tournament which is now in its third season and will take place upon the luxurious Superstar Libra which has 718 cabins as well as bars, restaurants, and a disco.

Also on the card are TUF veterans Allen Chong and Pedro Paulino while Kiwi bantamweights Kai Kara France and Caleb Lally will both be up against overmatched Filipinos. The cruise sets sail on Sunday and the fights will all take place on Monday, June 1st, and will be streamed live on the internet at

The full fight card is as follows:

Mixed Martial A'rr, June 1st, Star Cruise Libra

Nik Harris (6-2) vs Matt Pellino (0-1)

Cham Long (0-0) vs Allen Chong (1-0)

Rachael Short (0-1) vs Adek Omar (0-1)

Kai France (8-5-1) vs Dindo Camansa(0-2)

Zhen Wei (1-1) vs May Ooi (1-0)

Andy Teh (1-1) vs Mostafa Ashouri (0-3)

Caleb Lally (5-2) vs Reysaldo Biagtan (0-3)

Adam Cacay (3-3) vs Mohd Fouzien (5-6)

Michell Adelina (3-5) vs Dylan Fussell (6-1)

Trestle Tan (3-3-1) vs Pedro Paulino (3-0)

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