Chinese featherweight Bu Huo You Ga has taken out the Hefei Flyweight Tournament, with a unanimous decision victory against Li Hao Jie.
The Hefei Flyweight Tournament semifinals took place the day before ONE: Dynasty of Champions (Hefei) and featured Bu Huo You Ga against Maimai Tituo Heti and Li Hao Jie against Tang De Pan. Winners from both bouts went on to face each other in the finals.
After a careful start, things began to open up when Li landed two huge high kicks, but Bu countered with a huge takedown to get Li to the mat, with the two fighters going on to exchange strikes and positions.
The second round saw much of the same back-and-forth action, with Bu doing enough to edge Li in a unanimous decision victory.
The win marks the third victory for Bu Huo You Ga in ONE Championship, since making his professional MMA debut last January.
Else where on the Dynasty of Champions (Hefei) card, rising Chinese MMA star Li Kai Wen went toe-to-toe with Malaysian prospect Keanu Subba for three gruelling rounds, picking up a unanimous decision victory in the process.
Li was able to showcase his striking prowess, controlling the bout with punching power that had Subba in serious trouble several times. Li’s aggression was a factor throughout the fight, offsetting Subba’s more calculated and methodical approach.
Chinese bantamweight hopeful Wu Ze continued his impressive rise through the ONE Championship ranks with a technical knockout victory over countryman Zheng Xiao Liang.
It was Zheng who initially had the upper hand, out-grappling Wu during exchanges, even locking in an armbar that had Wu in trouble. However, Wu brought the crowd to its feet recovering with a minute remaining in the first round after landing a hard standing elbow that left Zheng unable to continue.
In the Hefei Flyweight Tournament Alternate Bout, Tang Ren Xing proved how effective his grappling is offensively, defeating opponent Zhang You Liang by Triangle Armbar submission in the first round. After repeatedly trying to bait Zhang into engaging him on the ground and absorbing some heavy punishment in the process, Tang was able to finally latch on to the highlight-reel submission, drawing cheers from the crowd.