ONE FC 22 comes live on Friday in the promotion’s return to Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. The company’s seventh trip to the place where it all started will get treated to yet another excellent card, topped by a middleweight title fight between undefeated Leandro Ataides and Igor Svirid.

Also, Zorobabel Moreira returns to fight Koji Ando as part of the night’s co-headliner, and the featherweights kick off the card as undefeated prospects Rocky Batolbatol and Martin Nguyen throw down. What follows is a breakdown of the event, which will stream on a pay-per-view basis via UStream.

ONE FC Middleweight title: Leandro Ataides vs. Igor Svirid

The Brazilian native Ataides holds an undefeated run, while Kazakhstan’s Svirid has not lost since his debut. I fully expect this one to go to the championship rounds, as there is a title in the balance, but the bout appears competitive even without it. Anytime two guys come in looking to finish a fight, there’s always a “fun” factor, and this fight certainly fits the bill. Ataides will fight with everything he has, but Svirid gets the job done and puts himself on the map as the first-ever ONE FC middleweight champion.

Prediction: Svirid wins by TKO (strikes). Round 4.

Lightweight: Koji Ando vs. Zorobabel Moreira

Anything can happen when a man like Moreira comes back to fight for the first time in two years. Ando is a man with three TKO wins in his career, though his most recent win of the sort came as a result of an ankle injury to his opponent. Still, he proves a formidable test for Moreira, who may show some ring rust in his return to the cage, but can still hang with the toughest in the sport. Moreira’s efforts may not look pretty, but they will be enough to take home a decision win.

Prediction: Moreira wins by unanimous decision.

Welterweight: Bakhtiyar Abbasov vs. Luis Santos

Abbasov holds the distinction of being the only man to have completed a takedown on Ben Askren, and he will get back on track with a win, but not against Santos. With his wealth of experience, Santos will dictate the action, put Abbasov down and lock an arm up for the win. When Santos does it depends on when Santos wants to end it.

Prediction: Santos wins by submission (armbar)

Welterweight: Dwayne Hinds vs. Christophe Vandijck

Hinds and Vandijck both hold solid records in the sport, and all in all, both can finish at any time or go the distance when need be, so expect this one to last a while. If the man widely considered to be the Caribbean’s best mixed martial artist will take this from the Belgian prospect, it’ll be with some heavy leather. Vandijck’s only loss came by way of a decision, so knocking the man out will not be easy, but somehow, some way, Hinds will overwhelm Vandijck enough to do it.

Prediction: Hinds wins by TKO (strikes). Round 2.

Middleweight: Brayan Rafiq vs. Tatsuya Mizuno

Mizuno has had his ups and downs, both in ONE and in his career, and needs an answer to Rafiq’s grappling. However, he has shown a susceptibility to takedowns. This will prove his downfall as Rafiq takes this one down to the ground with ease. From there, he will find an opening to get a grip on Mizuno’s neck and force an early tap.

Prediction: Rafiq wins by submission (rear naked choke). Round 1.

Featherweight: Cary Bullos vs. Major Overall

Overall might be as lethal as any featherweight in ONE FC’s ranks, as he showed against Bruno Pucci, but Bullos is no cakewalk. Like Overall, Bullos owns all of his pro wins by a finish. Bullos is proficient in the submission department, whereas Overall owns his only pro loss by submission, but this one holds the potential to stay standing all throughout. If so, both men will battle hard, but expect Overall to rock Bullos and come out with a flurry of strikes to prevail.

Prediction: Overall wins by TKO (strikes). Round 3.

Featherweight: Rocky Batolbatol vs. Martin Nguyen

Batolbatol and Nguyen both scored undefeated runs before signing to ONE FC and both want to make a good first impressions in their debuts. Thought “The Outlaw” may be 5-0 in the pros, Nguyen, who did go 2-0 in his amateur career, will be a tough outing for the Filipino prospect. Ultimately, the experience Batolbatol does have will work to his edge as he rocks Nguyen and puts him away rather early in what should be a fun featherweight fight.

Prediction: Batolbatol wins by KO (punch). Round 1