Hong Kong’s MMA fighter Eddie Ng to return to the cage in Macau

The ‘Magician’ who suffered his second straight loss last year will make his comeback at ONE: Heroes of the World on August 13

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 16 July, 2016, 10:08pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 17 July, 2016, 10:58am

Hong Kong-born mixed martial artist Eddie Ng Gar-wei will return to the cage next month, ready to resume his career at the Venetian Macau.

The 30-year-old Singapore-based fighter will be fighting for the first time in more than a year since suffering his second straight MMA loss but the “Magician” will have added incentive as he fights in Macau for the first time.

It’s been a long time coming, but I’m finally physically healthy and ready to resume my career
Eddie Ng

“It’s been a long time coming, but I’m finally physically healthy and ready to resume my career,” said Ng, who will compete in ONE: Heroes of the World on August 13.

The main event will be an interim flyweight title bout between Adriano Moraes and Andrew Leone.

Ng will be fighting for the first time since losing to Costa Rica’s Ariel Sexton in Singapore in May 2015, but will be fired-up as he seeks to improve his lightweight fight record that currently stands at 7-3.

“ONE Championship has gotten so big since the last time I fought, and I’m excited to be able to showcase my skills again.

"Macau is close to Hong Kong where I am from, so it will be a homecoming of sorts for me. I’ve been training really hard and I’m ready to go!”

The ONE Championship received a huge boost when it was announced that it had entered into definitive agreements with a consortium-led by Heliconia Capital Management (“Heliconia”) for an investment into the company.

MMA is currently the fastest growing sport, accelerating exponentially by over 30 times in the past 10 years. In the past five years, ONE Championship has accelerated the growth of MMA in Asia as the market leader, organising live events across the region and broadcasting around the world.

Derek Lau, CEO of Heliconia said: “We believe ONE Championship can potentially be the next big thing for consumers in Asia. They have the right product for Asia, they understand Asia and know how to monetise the value proposition in various ways in the New Economy. We are really excited to see ONE Championship taking the lead in the coming years to grow the sports media and entertainment industry in Asia.”