After Malaysian stars Peter Davis and Ann “Athena” Osman both experienced setbacks in their careers, it became Ev Ting’s responsibility to fly the Malaysian flag in Kuala Lumpur.
Over the past couple of years, Ting has made a home for his noteworthy performances in Kuala Lumpur. He has headlined ONE Championship events in Malaysia’s capital city with tremendous success.
When the 27-year-old Ting took on perennial tough guy “Ruthless” Rob Lisita at ONE: UNBREAKABLE WARRIORS, however, fans knew that they had a potentially spectacular fight on their hands, and they were not disappointed.
Those who expected Lisita to come out swinging like he always does were shocked to see Lisita enter the bout with a more-calculated approach. Surprisingly, Lisita made use of his wrestling skills to drag Ting down to the mat easily for the first couple of rounds.
As the bout wore on, however, the better striker in Ting started to place his combinations more effectively, while Lisita began to tire.
From the middle of the bout, Ting put together an amazing display of grit and heart, tagging Lisita with multiple well-timed strikes while Lisita tried desperately to hang on. As Ting also began to tire, both fighters pushed each other to the limit in a test of physical and mental strength. Incredibly, the 33-year-old veteran Lisita was able to make it to the final bell.
It remained Ev Ting’s show in Malaysia when he earned the unanimous decision, and deservedly so. But it was one awesome matchup for fight fans in attendance.
After the epic bout, it became highly unlikely anyone would ever forget how much the two warriors sacrificed to delight the fans in attendance. With this contest, winning or losing mattered much less than the heart and determination showed by both these unbreakable warriors.