For the 10th time, Ev “E.T.” Ting, 28, of New Zealand and Malaysia won a ONE Championship bout. On June 23, 2018, the Kiwi-Malaysian mixed martial artist conquered his Japanese opponent at “ONE: Pinnacle of Power” at the Studio City Event Center in Macau, China.
At “ONE Pinnacle of Power,” Ting competed in the lightweight division against Koji “The Commander” Ando, 33, of Japan. After three five-minute rounds, referee Olivier Coste raised Ting’s hand as the winner via unanimous decision.
“ONE Pinnacle of Power” marked the 12th time Ting competed in ONE Championship. His match against Ando was the eighth bout of the evening.
Ting defeated his first three opponents in ONE Championship namely Yohan “The Iceman” Mulia Legowo, 37, of Indonesia, Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly, 33, of the Philippines and Cary “The Prince” Bullos, 34, of the Philippines. On May 22, 2015, Ting had his first loss in the promotion after competing against former ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat “Cobra” Gafurov of Russia in the featherweight division at “ONE: Warrior’s Quest.”
Gafurov submitted Ting via rear-naked choke at “ONE: Warrior’s Quest.” After the loss to Gafurov, Ting bounced back with a four-bout winning streak. The Kiwi-Malaysian fighter added in his list of conquered opponents Filipino fighters Honorio “The Rock” Banario, 28, and Eric “The Natural” Kelly, 35, Australian fighter Rob “Warrior of God” Lisita and Iranian fighter Kamal “Prince of Persia” Shalorus, 40.
The winning streak ended when Ting challenger former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the Philippines at “ONE: Kings of Destiny” on April 21, 2017. The five-round affair ended with unanimous decision in favor of the Filipino fighter.
Once again, Ting bounced back with a winning streak. He defeated Nobutatsu Suzuki, 40, of Canada and Ariel “Tarzan” Sexton, 36, of Canada before facing Ando at “ONE: Pinnacle of Power.”
After defeating Ando at at “ONE: Pinnacle of Power,” Ting was asked by Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson who he wanted to fight next. The Kiwi-Malaysian fighter then called out reigning ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 29, of Vietnam and Australia.
Losing to Ting downgraded Ando’s record to 12 wins and 7 losses. On the other hand, Ting now has 16 wins and 4 losses.
Meanwhile, here is a clip from the between Ting and Suzuki: