ONE FC to crown first ever welterweight champ in March

Elias Cepeda

Top Asian MMA promotion, ONE FC plans to crown its first 170 pound champion March 14 with a title fight between UFC veteran Brock Larson and Nobutatsu Suzuki. The Japanese Suzuki is coming off of a TKO win over former UFC fighter Phil Baroni last May and has an overall record of 10-1.

Larson is 37-7 and is riding a four-fight win streak. Bantamweights Kevin Belingon and Dae Hwan Kim will match up in the co-main event for the March 14 event in Malaysia's Stadium Negara. The woman promoted as Malaysia's first female mixed martial artist, Ann Osman, will also make her debut against Sherilyn Lim of Singapore on the undercard.

Tickets for the event went on sale today. Fans in Asia will be able to watch the event live on television on STAR Sports. Fans stateside and elsewhere can purchase a live stream of the card for $9.99 here. Also, fans from around the world can witness the action online via live streaming at

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