ONE FC Makes Changes to Kuala Lumpur Event: Huerta Now Debuts Against Moreira

Gerald Ng@geraldngkkContributor IIJune 7, 2012

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ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) announced several changes to its ONE FC: Destiny of Warriors event, which is set to take place on June 23 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ex-UFC standout Roger Huerta now makes his debut against Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) standout Zorobabel Moreira, while Brian Choi steps in to face Arnaud Lepont. 

Roger Huerta recently signed with the Singapore-based promotion and was scheduled to face fellow ex-UFC fighter Phil Baroni. However, Phil Baroni suffered a TKO loss at this past weekend's Ring Of Fire 43 and has been forced off the ONE FC card. In his place steps Zorobabel Moreira, the esteemed BJJ expert who has been riding a two fight since joining the promotion. He easily manhandled Felipe Enomoto en route to a second-round victory via armbar in his previous ONE FC appearance.

Meanwhile, Roger Huerta is set to fight for the first time in 2012. He is on a three-fight losing skid at the hands of Pat Curran, Eddie Alvarez and War Machine. It will be the first time he has fought outside of the United States. This fight will be contested at welterweight.

Eddie Ng has also been forced off the card due to injury, and Evolve MMA teammate Brian Choi has stepped in to take his place against Frenchman Arnaud Lepont. South Korean Brian Choi boasts a 3-1 record and will make his ONE FC debut against fellow debutant Lepont, who fights out of Muayfit in Malaysia.

ONE FC: Destiny of Warriors is headlined by a matchup between Renato Sobral, who will fight for the first time since leaving Strikeforce, and Tatsuya Mizuno from Dream. Also on the card are notable names like Gregor Gracie and Masakazu Imanari. It will take place at Stadium Negara in Malaysia.