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MMA: Malaysia's Keanu, Aiman added to ONE Championship fight card in Manila

MMA: Malaysia's Keanu, Aiman added to ONE Championship fight card in Manila
The event's highlight will feature Malaysian MMA hero, Ev Ting (right) making his first title shot against ONE lightweight world champion, Eduard Folayang (left). - ONE photo
KUALA LUMPUR: Three Malaysian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters will be battling their opponents this April at ONE Championship's 'Kings Of Destiny' in Manila, Philippines.

The event's highlight will feature local MMA hero, Ev Ting making his first title shot against ONE lightweight world champion, Eduard Folayang.

Ting, 27, lives and trains out of Auckland, New Zealand and currently holds a record of 13-3 in his professional career.

He managed to secure a date with Folayang, a Filipino MMA veteran, after gaining a split decision win over former title challenger, Kamal Shalorus.

READ: Can Ev Ting become Malaysia's first MMA world champion?
Another exciting bout is the battle between two of South East Asia's greatest young MMA talents -- former MIMMA featherweight champion, Keanu Subba vs Singapore's Christian Lee.

22-year-old Keanu Subba of Malaysia, is one of the country's most promising young talents in ONE Championship’s featherweight ranks.

In his most recent fight, Subba defeated Pakistani MMA prospect Ahmed Mujtaba, winning impressively by first-round submission.

The brother of Gianni Subba is set to face Christian Lee in a highly-anticipated clash of young stars.

His opponent, Christian Lee, is the younger brother of reigning ONE women’s atomweight world champion, Angela Lee.

The 18-year-old rising star began his professional MMA career on an absolute tear, railing off five straight victories by thrilling first-round finish while only encountering one setback.

Known as an unpredictable striker with unorthodox grappling technique, Lee is now set to return to the ONE Championship cage.

Meanwhile, another former MIMMA champion, Muhammad Aiman is set to take on his toughest test to date when he goes up against Danny Kingad from the Philippines.

With a professional MMA record of 2-1, the 22-year-old is now considered one of Malaysia’s top featherweight prospects.

Muhammad Aiman's opponent, Kingdad is a tremendous striker, who also possesses solid grappling skills.

In his most recent bout, Kingad needed just one round to impressively submit Filipino flyweight contender Eugene Toquero.

ONE: Kings Of Destiny will take place on Friday, 21 April at the 20,000-capacity Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.

The event will also witness Kevin Belingon of the Philippines going against Finland's Toni Tauru, Filipino fighter Eugene Toquero battling Stefer Rahardian from Indonesia, Chan Rothana of Cambodia going against China's Xie Bin, an all Filipino women's bout between Gina Iniong and Natalie Gonzales Hills, Michelle Nicolini from Brazil going against Russia's Irina Mazepa, and Filipino fighter Robin Catalan facing fellow countryman Jeremy Miado.