ANN OSMAN CEMENTS STATUS AS TOP FEMALE PROSPECT BY DEFEATING WALAA ABBAS.
Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organisation ONE Championship, kicked off its 2015 campaign with a spectacular show at Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur last night, where defending flyweight champion Adriano Moraes defeated a tenacious Riku Shibuya by unanimous decision.
ONE: AGE OF CHAMPIONS kicks off a huge line up of events for ONE FC in 2015, a year which sees the group head back to Manila, Singapore and China for multiple shows.
In the main event, Adriano Moraes defeated Japan’s Riku Shibuya after an entertaining showcase of striking and grappling exchanges in the main event.
In the early rounds, Shibuya came out looking to take the fight to Moraes as the Brazilian worked to get Shibuya to the ground. On the mat, Moraes controlled the action by advancing position multiple times to Shibuya’s back although Shibuya exhibited exceptional defense.
In a highly anticipated lightweight bout, Malaysia’s Peter Davis went to work against Rajinder Singh Meena of India, notching a vicious stoppage win in just under three minutes of the first round.
Davis attacked Meena from the beginning of the fight, dragging his opponent to the ground and gaining full mount. Davis then punished Meena with a non-stop attack from top position, forcing the referee to call a halt to the contest.
Top female prospect Ann Osman made quick work of Walaa Abbas, submitting her Egyptian opponent just minutes into their women’s flyweight bout. Abbas came out striking furiously and landed some good shots against Osman, but once Osman pressed Abbas against the cage she quickly worked on a takedown, securing a Rear Naked Choke in the process.
In an intense striking battle, the Philippines’ Cary Bullos and Ev Ting put on a great show for fans in attendance. In the first round, Bullos tagged Ting with various sharp counters as the Malaysian looked to initiate the exchanges.
In the second round, Ting turned up the pressure, catching Bullos against the cage with underhooks. After impressively sweeping Bullos to the ground, Ting latched on a Guillotine Choke that forced Bullos to tap out.
Malaysia’s Gianni Subba got the packed Stadium Putra audience to their feet with a showstopping knockout victory over Thanh Vu seconds into the first round of their flyweight bout. Subba caught Vu with a stiff left hook and followed it up with a powerful kick that landed clean, prompting the referee to step in and stop the bout just twenty seconds into the contest.
Kirstie Gannaway dug deep against a game opponent in Team Lakay’s April Osenio to gut out a submission victory in two rounds. In the first round, Gannaway made her grappling advantage clear with a few near submissions, but Osenio defended well. Osenio then landed a couple of good kicks as the two got back to their feet.
In the second round, Osenio tried her best to keep the fight standing with a few solid strikes but once the fight hit the mat again, Gannaway was able to secure the Rear Naked Choke.
Chan Rothana overcame two spinning back kick attempts from Filipino Ramon Gonzales to take a TKO victory late in the first round. After starting off on the feet, the two fighters found themselves on the mat when Gonzales missed wildly with a kick. Rothana was then able to sneak into full mount, raining down a series of punches to end the contest.
Agilan Thani kicked off ONE: AGE OF CHAMPIONS with a spectacular first round TKO over his Indonesian opponent Reant Fabriza Rainir. After a quick scramble, Thani found himself in mount and took advantage of the situation. Thani made quick work of Reant, finishing his opponent by ground and pound just slightly over a minute into the fight.
Adriano Moraes defeats Riku Shibuya
Retains ONE Flyweight World Championship
Lightweight bout: Peter Davis defeats Rajinder Singh Meena
TKO (strikes) at 2:41 minutes of round 1
Women’s Flyweight bout: Ann Osman defeats Walaa Abbas
Submission (rear naked choke) at 2:23 minutes of round 1
Featherweight bout: Ev Ting defeats Cary Bullos
Submission (guillotine choke) at 1:05 minutes of round 2
Flyweight bout: Gianni Subba defeats Thanh Vu
Knockout at 0:20 minutes of round 1
Women’s Atomweight bout: Kirstie Gannaway defeats April Osenio
Submission (rear naked choke) at 2:50 minutes of round 2
Bantamweight bout: Chan Rothana defeats Ramon Gonzales by
TKO (strikes) at 4:48 minutes of round 1
Catchweight bout (82kg): Agilan Thani defeats Reant Fabriza Rainir
TKO (strikes) at 1:21 minutes of round 1