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Both fighters will do battle on Friday at the Mall of Asia arena with a shot for the Bantamweight World Championship expected to be the reward.
Belingon, 25, is 10 years younger than his Japanese counterpart, but it is Ueda who is considered the favourite after he deposed UFC veteran Jens Pulver in impressive fashion at Kings & Champions in Singapore last month.
Nevertheless, the Team Lakay man should give Ueda a stiff challenge with his lightning-quick strikes likely to thrill a 20,000-strong home crowd.
FOX Sports takes a look at how both fighters managed to reached the final after a gruelling eight-month long campaign that took place over three tournaments.
TKO via strikes vs Yusup Saadulaev (QF, Rise of Kings / Singapore, October 2012)
In the tournament's opening quarter-final, Belingon signalled his intention for victory with some powerful kicks from the offset. Saadulaev, however, countered with a headlock within the first minute of the fight which Belingon barely managed to escape.
A failed roundhouse kick by the Filipino then allowed Saadulaev to close in to pull guard - dragging Belingon downwards as he went to ground to try out a submission move.
Things didn't go according to plan for the Russian fighter as Belingon was competent on top, quickly assuming a side mount.
Despite Saadulaev's best attempts to gator roll away from this vulnerable position, Belingon didn't lose focus and eventually saw an opening in the fourth minute of the round. He rained a powerful punch to Saadulaev's face from above that won him a technical knockout.
TKO via strikes vs Thanh Vu (SF, Kings & Champions / Singapore, April 2013)
The Igorot had to wait seven months for his next bout and found that he had to face Thanh Vu, a Vietnamese Australian who had defeated Malaysia's Mohd Fouzein.
It turned out to be an easier affair than his previous fight as Vu, who employs a traditional boxing stance, was unable to strike the fast-moving Belingon within the opening two minutes.
Instead, it was Vu who had to endure repeated kicks to his legs and sides and when the Team Lakay man landed a low kick to the back of his right ankle at the 4:20 mark, he lost his footing.
Struggling to defend Belingon's flurry of punches, Vu tried to protect himself by double underhooking his opponent. Belingon used the momentum from his opponent's attempts to pin him to the cage and took Vu to the mat, assuming the side mount position that brought him success against Saadulaev.
Belingon appeared primed for a choke attempt but Vu was somehow able to get back up on his feet. It proved to be a brief respite as Belingon, with a single leg takedown, nearly achieved a full mount position. With Vu pinned to the ground, Belingon inflicted damage to his opponent's head with jabs, elbows and punches to the face.
Clearly worn out by the beating that he was receiving, Vu could do nothing but wait for the end of the first round.
However, once the second round second began, defeat was only a matter of time.
After connecting with two roundhouse kicks, Belingon landed a succession of rapid punches to Vu causing the Australian to fold under the barrage of attacks - and ultimately leaving the referee with little choice but to award the fight to the Team Lakay warrior via TKO for strikes.
Unanimous decision vs Min-Jung Song (QF, Rise of Kings / Singapore, October 2012)
Song, who had a patchy record at 3-4-0, was not expected to provide much of a fight for the vastly experienced Ueda, who had only has two losses in his career thus far.
But some effective blocking by the Korean meant that Ueda could not readily take his opponent to the floor in order to end the fight with a submission move in the first round.
Song started the second round in better fashion and pinned Ueda to the cage after a minute and a half but wasted all that effort by getting trapped into a headlock.
The final round saw Ueda become more aggressive as he tried a few body kicks, employed a front choke and locked out both of Song's legs. Song had one final threat to deal with as the Paraestra Tokyo fighter attempted an armlock but the bell came to the former's rescue once more.
The judges, however, felt Song was far too defensive during the fight and deservedly awarded Ueda passage to the semi-finals.
Submission via D'arce choke vs Jens Pulver (SF, Kings & Champions / Singapore, April 2013)
Aware of one another's reputations, Ueda and Pulver had a rather cagey start to the first round. Shortly before the halfway mark, Ueda committed a mistake by going for a kick too soon and lost his balance.
Pulver wasn't quick enough to capitalise on the opportunity, though. Ueda then tripped him to the mat and began to work towards a half guard position but the American employed a bear hug to halt his opponent's progress.
Close to the end of the first round, Ueda did get an opportunity to try an armbar but Pulver did not give him the right angle to bring the move to fruition.
Pulver started the second round in a stronger fashion as he grabbed Ueda's leg when the latter attempted a kick and took him to the floor. Once again, his speed was not up to the mark as Ueda assumed a butterfly guard and then swept over to a full mount position from where he punched Pulver in the head.
These punches bloodied Pulver's face and Ueda slithered like a snake on the ground to get into the perfect position to execute a D'arce choke - he squeezed Pulver's arm and neck in a stranglehold that prompted the referee to call the fight at 3:52 in the second round.
What Ueda has to watch out for: Belingon is much faster than his previous opponents and will likely have more power in his kicks. Furthermore, the younger fighter likes to be on top and will not allow Ueda to get into a full mount position as as he has been able to do in the earlier grand prix fights.
What Belingon has to watch out for: It is apparent that Ueda likes to go for the ankle and tries to trip his opponent to switch to a ground game. Moreover, Ueda is quick to punish any wayward kicks and therefore the Filipino cannot afford to swing his feet as frequently as he had against Saadulaev and Vu.
Prediction: Ueda to win via submission in the second round.