Two talented lightweights go head-to-head in Singapore on May 22, 2015 at One Championship – Warrior’s Quest as Evolve MMA’s Eddie Ng battles Brazil’s Rafael Nuñes.
While Ng and Nuñes have long been considered hot prospects, bot are coming off tough losses last year. Nunes was on a ten fight undefeated streak which culminated in winning the Premium FC Lightweight title in his home country. When he joined ONE, he met the now Lightweight title challenger Koji Ando and lost via first-round submission, breaking that long line of wins.
Ng joined the very first ONE as an Evolve MMA prospect, and he kept a clean streak going even with two setbacks due to injuries. Then he was stopped in the opening frame via TKO by Vincent Latoel almost one year to the day before his next scheduled fight.
These fighters will both be definitely hungry to get back into their winning ways. This is going to be an interesting scrap as two of the ONE lightweight division’s talented grapplers grapplers collide inside the cage. Nuñes is known for being such a savage on the ground, while Ng, in the past couple of years, has greatly improved his overall game. So this is an intriguing fight that is anticipated by Ng’s hometown fans and Brazilian MMA aficionados alike.
One Championship – Warrior’s Quest will be headlined by a Lightweight title fight as the Champ Shinya Aoki defends his title against Koji Ando.