Ryan Diaz Returns at OneFC Return of Warriors
The long awaited return of Ryan “The Lion” Diaz will finally come to fruition as the former top Canadian Bantamweight will meet relative newcomer Thanh Vu at One Fc: Return of Warrior scheduled for February 2nd in Kuala Lumpur.
Diaz (13-13), a member of Arizona Combat Sports, has fought some of the top names in the sports including Mamoru Yamaguchi, Hermes Franca, Mark Hominick and Nam Phan during his long career. A long time stand out in the former Canadian promotion TKO, Diaz has spent the last two years inactive last competing and losing to Chris Gruetzemacher at Strikeforce Challengers 10 in August of 2010. Always fighting above his weight throughout his career, let’s hope “The Lion” can finally taste success in the lighter weight classes.
The Austrailian born Vu (2-1) is very green in terms of an MMA career, fighting all three of his professional bouts in 2011 He seemed to have taken 2012 off to focus on training and technique. Now on the international big stage for the first time, he has a great opportunity to improve his record and name by taking out the veteran Diaz.
One FC: Return of Warriors goes down February 2nd from the Putra Indoor Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The card also features Eric Kelly taking on Honorio Banario and Shinichi Kojima versus Rey Docyogen.