The following piece of prose regarding “Rise of Kings” will be somewhat less biblical in its references; I confess to being somewhat carried away by the “Three Kings / three title fights” analogy. Plus it was an excuse to announce my own godliness.
One FC have added a Singaporean prospect to their Rise of Kings card, which will take place in that very country on the 6th October. Three inaugural One FC championship belts will be at stake, as well as the opening round of the Bantamweight Grand Prix, and the super-fight between lightweight legend Shinya Aoki and 9-1 win/loss ledger Frenchie Arnaud Lepont.
27 September 2012 – Singapore: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC) announced today that Singaporean striker Bruce Loh will replace an injured Radeem Rahman at ONE FC: RISE OF KINGS on 6 October. Loh will battle Malaysian submission specialist Gianni Subba in what should be a classic battle of styles. After selling out arenas in Indonesia, Malaysia and Manila, ONE FC is set to return to the famed Singapore Indoor Stadium for what is expected to be the biggest event in Asian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) history.
Singaporean Loh (2-1-0) is a rough and tumble fighter who lives and trains in the Lion City. His credentials as a martial artist includes a Gold at the 2008 National ShanShou tournament, Bronze at the 2002 Penang Boxing tournament and Bronze at the 2007 Southeast Asian Submission tournament. Loh is a blue belt in Brazilian-Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), currently trains at Impact MMA in Singapore and is an unarmed combat instructor for the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). Loh also holds professional MMA victories over Shodiyar Jurabekov and Ahmad Nazharul needing only sixteen seconds to defeat a seasoned Nazharul in his second professional MMA fight. Singaporean fans will see the return of their hometown hero to MMA when he steps up to face the ever so tough Malaysian submission specialist Gianni Subba.
Nineteen year old Gianni Subba (1-0-0) fights out of Monarchy Gym in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Subba impressed MMA fans in 2009 when he won the Silver medal at the Champion Submission Grappling Tournament in the United States. Subba first learned MMA when he trained with the legendary Jeremy Horn and entered MMA as a professional in 2012, defeating Singaporean Ronald Loh via submission.