Representing New Zealand and Malaysia, Ev “E.T.” Ting, 29, was one of winners at “ONE: Masters of Destiny” on July 12, 2019 at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, marking his 15th bout in ONE Championship. The Kiwi-Malaysian mixed martial artist defeated Daichi Abe, 27, of Japan.
It was Ting’s 11th victory in ONE Championship. Four of the first 10 opponents he defeated in the promotion are from the Philippines namely Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly, 33, Cary “The Prince” Bullos, 34, Honorio “The Rock” Banario, 28, and Eric “The Natural” Kelly, 35.
Before Abe, Ting defeated two Japanese opponents in ONE Championship namely Nobutatsu Suzuki, 40, and Koji “The Commander” Ando, 33. The other opponents Ting defeated in the promotion were Yohan “The Iceman” Mulia Legowo, 37, of Indonesia, Rob “Warrior of God” Lisita of Australia, Kamal “Prince of Persia” Shalorus, 40, of Iran and Ariel “Tarzan” Sexton, 36, of Costa Rica.
ONE Championship included four kickboxing contests, two Muay Thai matches and 10 MMA bouts on the “ONE: Masters of Destiny” card. In the 13th bout of the evening, Ting and Abe competed in an MMA match in the lightweight division with Yoshinori Umeki as the referee.
After getting rocked in the first round, Ting survived some early trouble. The hometown hero rallied to take control of the bout.
Umeki put a stop to the lightweight contest after 4 minutes and 44 seconds in the second round. Ting submitted Abe via rear-naked choke and sent the Axiata Arena into a frenzy.
Winning at “ONE: Masters of Destiny” improved the professional MMA record of Ting to 17 wins and 6 losses. He is training out Auckland MMA.
On the other hand, Abe now holds a professional MMA record of 6 wins and 4 losses. He is training out of HMC Japan.
Including Malaysia, New Zealand and Japan, 20 countries were represented at “ONE: Masters of Destiny.” The others were Australia, Brazil, China, Finland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Myanmar, the Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Timor Leste, Vietnam and the United States.
More photos from the bout between Ting and Abe are on Top Sports Asia. Here are some “ONE: Masters of Destiny” highlights: