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MMASucka’s ONE Championship: Mark of Greatness Staff Picks

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MMASucka staff picks are back after a two week hiatus for the final month of 2019. Tomorrow morning, December 5, ONE Championship: Mark of Greatness will go down from the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event will begin at 5:00am ET (2:00am PT) on various social media platforms with the main card start time at 7:30am ET (4:30am PT) on Bleacher Report Live. Stay tuned to MMASucka Saturday morning for our UFC on ESPN 7 picks.

The Fights

Two kickboxing titles are on the line in both the main and co-main event spot. However, mixed martial arts is most prevalent throughout the card including a bout between rising atomweight stars Jihin Radzuan and Denice Zamboanga. A successful amateur career saw Radzuan make her professional debut in 2017 ultimately signing with ONE months later. Three straight promotional victories including a decision over former title challenger Jenny Huang lead to her first defeat earlier this year; a split decision loss to Gina Iniong. Radzuan would rebound in July with a first-round submission, now ready to climb back towards the top. Her opponent, Zamboanga, looks to keep her undefeated record intact for her ONE debut. Through just her first five fights, she has managed to stop four of those inside the very first round. 22-year-old Zamboanga now sits ready for the biggest test thus far of her career.

Also on the main card sees a bout between Agilan “Alligator” Thani and Dante Schiro at 185 pounds (83.9 kilograms). Monarchy MMA’s Thani hopes to rebound after a recent split decision defeat to veteran Yushin Okami while United States’ undefeated Schiro looks for his fifth win of the non-calendar year.

Action does not stop there as Canada’s Gurdarshan (Gary) Mangat and Australia’s Reece McLaren look to steal the show. See all five fights counted for staff picks at ONE Championship: Mark of Greatness further below.

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Staff Picks

Throughout the year, staff picks will be composed of four different MMA promotions: UFCBellatorONE, and RIZIN. Main cards will make up both UFC and Bellator picks, while the biggest fights to make up ONE and RIZIN events will be used. The WINNER of staff picks will have a choice between receiving a championship belt from ProAmBelts or a championship chain from Championship Chains. The 2018 winner was awarded to Michael DeSantis, compiling a record of 202-101.

Check out our MMASucka staff picks for ONE Championship: Mark of Greatness below.

Staff Records after Bellator London 2:

1. Michael DeSantis: 292-161
2. Connor Deitrich: 288-165
3. Ed Gallo: 280-169
4. Mike Skytte: 266-187
5. Jeremy Brand: 262-190
6. Mitchell Banuelos: 261-163
7. Matt Bricker: 254-187
8. Ash Camyab: 235-180
9. Frazer Krohn: 163-122
10. Ryan Hobbs: 146-129
11. Andrew Benjamin: 121-87
12. McKenzie Guardiero: 116-92
13. Tanner Russ: 98-57
14. Dan Rose: 87-50
15. Mike Lynch: 49-51

Muhammad Aiman (6-3) vs. Chen Rui (7-1)

Jeremy Brand: Rui via UD
Mike Skytte: Rui via UD
Michael DeSantis: Rui via UD
Ed Gallo: Rui via UD
Matt Bricker: Rui via UD
Connor Deitrich: Rui via UD
Ryan Hobbs: Rui via UD
Frazer Krohn: Rui via UD
McKenzie Guardiero: Rui via UD
Tanner Russ: Rui via UD
Dan Rose: Rui via UD
Mike Lynch: Aiman via UD

Staff picking Aiman: 1
Staff picking Rui: 11

Ryuto Sawada (12-4-1) vs. Bokang Masunyane (6-0)

Jeremy Brand: Sawada via Round 2 TKO
Mike Skytte: Sawada via Round 1 SUB
Michael DeSantis: Sawada via Round 1 SUB
Ed Gallo: Sawada via UD
Matt Bricker: Sawada via Round 1 SUB
Connor Deitrich: Sawada via UD
Ryan Hobbs: Sawada via Round 2 SUB
Frazer Krohn: Sawada via Round 2 SUB
McKenzie Guardiero: Sawada via Round 1 SUB
Tanner Russ: Sawada via Round 2 SUB
Dan Rose: Masunyane via UD
Mike Lynch: Sawada via UD

Staff picking Sawada: 11
Staff picking Masunyane: 1

Gurdarshan Mangat (15-2) vs. Reece McLaren (12-7)

Jeremy Brand: Mangat via UD
Mike Skytte: Mangat via UD
Michael DeSantis: McLaren via UD
Ed Gallo: McLaren via UD
Matt Bricker: McLaren via Round 2 TKO
Connor Deitrich: McLaren via Round 3 TKO
Ryan Hobbs: McLaren via UD
Frazer Krohn: McLaren via Round 1 TKO
McKenzie Guardiero: Mangat via Round 2 TKO
Tanner Russ: McLaren via Round 1 TKO
Dan Rose: McLaren via Round 3 TKO
Mike Lynch: McLaren via Round 2 TKO

Staff picking Mangat: 3
Staff picking McLaren: 9

Agilan Thani (9-4) vs. Dante Schiro (6-0)

Jeremy Brand: Thani via Round 2 TKO
Mike Skytte: Thani via Round 3 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Thani via UD
Ed Gallo: Thani via UD
Matt Bricker: Thani via UD
Connor Deitrich: Thani via UD
Ryan Hobbs: Thani via Round 2 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Thani via UD
McKenzie Guardiero: Schiro via UD
Tanner Russ: Thani via Round 1 TKO
Dan Rose: Schiro via Round 2 SUB
Mike Lynch: Schiro via UD

Staff picking Thani: 9
Staff picking Schiro: 3

Jihin Radzuan (5-1) vs. Denice Zamboanga (5-0)

Jeremy Brand: Zamboanga via UD
Mike Skytte: Radzuan via SD
Michael DeSantis: Radzuan via UD
Ed Gallo: Radzuan via UD
Matt Bricker: Radzuan via UD
Connor Deitrich: Radzuan via UD
Ryan Hobbs: Zamboanga via UD
Frazer Krohn: Radzuan via Round 2 TKO
McKenzie Guardiero: Zamboanga via UD
Tanner Russ: Radzuan via UD
Dan Rose: Radzuan via UD
Mike Lynch: Radzuan via Round 1 SUB

Staff picking Radzuan: 9
Staff picking Zamboanga: 3


ONE Championship: Mark of Greatness

The poster for ONE Championship: Mark of Greatness taking place Friday, December 6th from the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (photo credits to ONE Championship)

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Wesley Riddle is a 25-year-old writer out of Harrisonburg, Virginia and a recent graduate from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, having obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Health and Physical Education. Watching the draw between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard from 2011 sparked his interest in the sport of mixed martial arts. He created "All That MMA" on Twitter, which came to birth in December of 2013. He would join with MMASucka in the later quarter of 2016. Some of Riddle's hobbies include music, playing golf, watching horror movies, and working with non-profit organizations throughout his community. You can follow him on Twitter at @AllThatMMA or @WesleyRiddleMMA, and on Instagram @WesleyRiddle.

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