MMA shock as Lim fails at weigh-in

MMA shock as Lim fails at weigh-in
Malaysia's Ann Osman (left) and Singapore's Sherilyn Lim are both promising a knockout in ONE Fighting Championship's (ONE FC) second all-woman mix martial arts event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

SINGAPORE - SHE had vowed to win her mixed martial art (MMA) bout by knockout or submission. But Singapore's Sherilyn Lim put herself out of on Friday's One Fighting Championship's War of Nations bout as she failed to make the weight.

Event organisers and fans were shocked on Thursday as the fighter weighed in at 55.1kg for her 52kg rematch against Malaysia's Ann Osman at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur.

A representative of ONE FC, who said it was the first time this had happened, added: "Everyone is very upset as it is a very big fight. It is extremely unprofessional as a fighter. She had two jobs; to make the weight and to fight. She didn't do either."

The first bout, won by Lim at the Singapore Indoor Stadium last October, was deemed by many to be a controversial decision.

Osman, 27, told The Straits Times: "Sorry but I really need some time to be alone now. I can't comment at the moment."

Said the ONE FC representative about Osman: "She wanted the fight so bad and she did everything that she was supposed to do leading up to it. Eventually, it just falls on Sherilyn not being able to make the weight."

When contacted, both Lim, 23, and her Fight G coach Darren de Silva declined comment.

Nine other bouts will be held on Friday, including the main fight between Brock Larson and Nobutatsu Suzuki for the ONE FC welterweight title.

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