On Friday, Nov. 15, ONE FC hosted its 12th event from Putra Indoor Stadium in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event streamed live via online pay-per-view.

The event was slated to headlined by veteran Japanese welterweight Nobutatsu Suzuki and undefeated Portuguese fighter Vitor Pinto. However, Pinto was not medically cleared at the time of weigh-ins and the bout was pulled from the card. Suzuki was originally expected to face Adam Kayoom for the promotion’s inaugural 170-pound title, but Kayoom suffered a broken rib during training.

As a result of the last-minute change, a 134-pound catchweight bout between top flyweight prospect Adriano Moraes and Dagestan native Yusup Saadulaev moved into the night’s top billing. The lanky, 5-foot-8 Brazilian Moraes stepped into the cage carrying a perfect 9-0 record, while Saadulaev got back in the win column with a slick submission win over Ryan Diaz in May, also at ONE FC 9.

Also on the card, featherweights A.J. Lias Mansor and Melvin Yeoh went to war in the Malaysian tournament final.

The rest of the card was full of Asia’s top prospects, including multiple bouts that featured fighters from Malaysia.

The 10-fight event kicked off at 7 p.m. local time (6 a.m. ET) for the price of $9.99 on LiveSport TV.

Yusup Saadulaev def. Adriano Moraes by split decision
Leandro Ataides def. Brayan Rafiq by knockout (punch). Round 1, 4:14
Chris Lokteff def. Tony Johnson by unanimous decision
Peter Davis def. Alaa Mazloum by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:23
Gianni Subba def. Chen Yun Ting by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:03
A.J. Lias Mansor def. Melvin Yeoh by unanimous decision – Malaysian featherweight tournament final
Saiful Merican def. Tok Sophon by unanimous decision
Samir Mrabet def. Steven Durr by unanimous decision
Nik Harris def. Zuli Silawanto by TKO (corner stoppage). Round 2, 5:00
Casey Suire def.  Raymond Tan by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 3:28

Photo: Yusup Saadulaev (Taro Irei/Sherdog)

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