Malaysia has turned out in recent years as one of the most mature Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) markets in Asia. Producing a handful of bankable, local action heroes, the country is home to a myriad of top ONE Championship talent which have on numerous occasions prior, represented the country on the global stage of MMA.
|Gianni Subba in action|
A huge part of the country’s success in MMA is owed to brothers Gianni and Keanu Subba, who have helped to develop and inspire young, up and coming martial artists in Malaysia with their epic performances inside the ONE Championship cage.
23-year old Gianni Subba (7-2-0) is a fixture in big fights at ONE’s flyweight division while the younger Keanu Subba (3-2-0) is fast emerging as one of the top talents in the featherweight division. Both are scheduled to face international opposition at the promotion’s Kuala Lumpur card dubbed ONE: UNBREAKABLE WARRIORS which is set for the Stadium Negara on 2 September.
“I'm really excited to be fighting with my Malaysian brothers. It's going to be a fun night with a lot of finishes,” said Keanu, who will be fighting against Pakistan’s Waqar Umar while Gianni is set to face Yago Bryan of Brazil.
The two boys spend most of their time training at Bali MMA and Muay Thai in Bali, Indonesia, but call Kuala Lumpur their home as they spent their childhood years in Malaysia’s capital city.
A winner of four of his last five bouts, Gianni is a seasoned athlete with a stellar 7-2 clip in his young career. Five of his seven wins have come either by submission or by crowd-pleasing technical knockout.
|Keanu Subba in action|
Keanu on the other hand, is a former amateur MMA champion and is one of the most promising young talents in ONE Championship’s featherweight ranks. He is 3-2 as a professional mixed martial artist after making a name for himself as Malaysia’s former MIMMA featherweight champion.
|(Left) Keanu Subba with his brother, Gianni Subba|
Together, the brothers have put Malaysia on the map in the Asian MMA scene. In their early twenties, they also have a very long and fruitful career ahead of them. On fight night, they will once again aim to inspire their Malaysian fans with another victory.
Headlining ONE: UNBREAKABLE WARRIORS is Malaysia’s own Ev “E.T.” Ting, who will take on Australia’s “Ruthless” Rob Lisita in the main event. Alongside him are Malaysian fighters Ann “Athena” Osman, Peter Davis, and Agilan Thani who will all compete in the main card.
Don't forget to catch the ONE: UNBREAKABLE WARRIORS at Stadium Negara on 2nd of September, 2016.
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