ONE FC 8: “Kings and Champions” will be playing home to the semifinals of the promotion’s bantamweight grand prix. The event will see the organization come home to the Singapore Indoor Arena in Malaysia. The semifinal brackets have been set as Jens Pulver will take on Masakatsu Ueda, and Kevin Belingon will meet with Thanh Vu. Pulver (27-17), a former UFC champion, advanced to the semis by taking a technical decision over Ya Fei Zhao after coming up on the receiving end of a brutal groin shot. His opponent, Ueda (16-2-2), is a former Shooto champion who took a unanimous decision victory over Min Jung Song to make it to the second round of the tournament.
Belingon (10-2) is coming off of a unanimous decision victory over Yusup Saadulaev, which saw him advance to the semifinals with an upset. Meanwhile Vu (3-1) kept things short in sweet in his quarterfinal bout this past weekend, taking a TKO victory over Mohd Fouzein in just 63 seconds.