Malaysian-Kiwi dynamo Ev Ting, 28, has earned a reputation as a competitor willing to face any challenge throughout the course of his career. He has been a part of ONE Championship for nearly the past four years and has quickly become one of the most exciting lightweights on the entire roster.
With only a few decisions on his record, Ting prides himself on bringing the pressure to every single opponent he encounters. Overall, he has racked up nine stoppage victories against everyone from top-rated strikers to world-class grapplers and has proven that he is not afraid to mix it up with anyone.
Ting is determined to continue his ascension up the lightweight ranks and compete against the best martial artists in the world. In front of a passionate crowd in Yangon, he seeks the shine bright like a diamond once more on February 23, 2018 as he squares off with Ariel “Tarzan” Sexton at “ONE: Quest for Gold.”
It has been more than 18 months since Sexton last stepped foot in the ONE Championship cage, but he has never lost sight of his long-term goals in the sport. With three consecutive wins under his belt, he is poised to make a big splash in his return to ONE Championship as he is set to collide with a former ONE Lightweight World Championship challenger like Ting at “ONE: Quest for Gold.”
As much as Sexton wanted to return to action sooner, injuries kept him sidelined throughout 2017. Although he encountered a career-threatening injury, he has kept his eyes on the prize and has never given up his dream to become a world champion.
Sexton understands as time passes, it is tougher to remember performances like his rear-naked choke submission victory over Eddie Ng in May 2015 or his astonishing stoppage win over Roger Huerta in July 2016. At “ONE: Quest for Gold,” Sexton will look for his fourth consecutive win as he takes on Ting in the co-feature attraction at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon.
“ONE: Quest for Gold” will be headlined by ONE Middleweight World Champion Aung La N Sang and Alexandre Machado. They will compete for the vacant ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship title.