A year removed from his last bout, Malaysian hero Saiful “The Vampire” Merican is ready to make his glorious return, and is eyeing a Fight of the Night performance.
The bantamweight will step back into the cage on Friday Night, 10 February, and meet Burn “Hitman” Soriano at ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS, live from Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur. This bout could quite possibly steal the show.
Soriano, a Manila, Philippines-based gladiator, is a national kickboxing champion and a dangerous submission artist. Merican himself is a Muay Thai specialist who also happens to be well-rounded, but he expects this fight to be more of a striking battle.
“I foresee us both standing up for the most part,” the 28-year-old hometown favorite says. “It would be interesting to see what happens when we both get on the ground, if at all. I will be ready either way.”
Merican is looking to bounce back from his most recent loss, in which he suffered a devastating knockout at the hands of Geje Eustaquio at ONE: CLASH OFRead More »from Saiful Merican Expecting A Stand-Up Battle Against Knockout Artist Burn Soriano