Representing New Zealand and Malaysia, Ev “E.T.” Ting, 29, is one of the mixed martial artists competing at “ONE: Masters of Destiny” on July 12, 2019 at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He will face Daichi Abe, 27, of Japan in an MMA match in the lightweight division.
“ONE: Masters of Destiny” marks Ting’s 15th ONE Championship bout. It will be Abe’s second outing in the promotion.
Originally born in Malaysia on August 11, 1989, Ting was once a promising soccer player in school. He was seven years old when he and his family moved to New Zealand.
In 2009, Ting decided to switch his focus to MMA and began training at a local gym in Auckland, New Zealand. He went on to become one of the best lightweight MMA fighters in the world.
Competing professionally since 2011, Ting joined ONE Championship in 2014. He defeated 10 out of the 14 opponents he faced in the promotion.
Training out of Auckland MMA, Ting blazed a trail across Asia, New Zealand and Australia before making waves on the global stage of ONE Championship. He currently holds a professional MMA record of 16 wins and 6 losses.
On the other hand, Abe now has 6 wins and 3 losses. Abe is the former Pancrase Welterweight Champion and a former welterweight fighter of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Abe was focused almost exclusively on Judo as a youth, resulting in a national championship in his final year of high school. Apart from MMA, he also owns 10 sensational victories in kickboxing, including seven knockouts, capturing a Heavyweight Championship in RISE as well as the J-Network Light Heavyweight belt in the process.
Born in Niigata, Japan on November 27, 1991, Abe made his professional MMA debut in 2016. He competed in the UFC from 2017 to 2018, losing three out of four bouts in the promotion.
When Abe made his ONE Championship debut on October 26, 2018, he was knocked out by Luis “Sapo” Santos, 39, of Brazil. “ONE: Masters of Destiny” marks the Japanese fighter’s second outing in the promotion.
Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Ting: