DEJDAMRONG SOR AMNUAYSIRICHOK CROWNED THE INAUGURAL ONE STRAWWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION.
Reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki last night defended his title with a unanimous decision victory over Japanese rival Koji “The Commander” Ando.
In what was a calculated start from both fighters in the first two rounds, action soon picked up in the third when Aoki shot for a takedown and a near-submission. The fourth round was all Aoki as the seasoned grappler spent five minutes smothering Ando on the ground.
In a contest for the inaugural ONE Strawweight World Championship, Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichok overcame his toughest challenge yet, in the form of Filipino Boxing champion Roy Doliguez.
For the entire fight, both Dejdamrong and Doliguez blasted each other with powerful strikes. Dejdamrong found success with his Muay Thai while Doliguez opted to shoot for takedowns while countering with his world-class Boxing. By the fifth round, the heated exchanges proved too much for Doliguez as he was deemed unable to continue. Dejdamrong was crowned champion after the fight went to a decision.
A highly-anticipated matchup between featherweights Ev Ting and Marat Gafurov ended with Gafurov continuing his unbeaten streak with another submission victory over a high-level opponent.
Gafurov made quick work of Ting, dominating the Malaysian fighter with his ground game, eventually locking in a deep rear naked choke that sealed the deal.
Hawaii’s Lowen Tynanes dominated Kuat Khamitov for three rounds in a gruelling lightweight bout. A fairly timid first round saw Tynanes stalk an overly defensive Khamitov. Action picked up in the second as Tynanes was able to close the gap on Khamitov with a few successful takedowns. In the third, Tynanes banked on his superior wrestling ability to smother Khamitov on the mat with vicious ground and pound. All three judges were in favor of Tynanes via unanimous decision.
After a year away from the ONE cage, Hongkonger Eddie Ng went to war with a tenacious Ariel Sexton, who put his entire offensive arsenal on display against his toughest opponent yet.
In the first round, Sexton pressed Ng against the cage as Ng remained dangerous, countering with quick punches and kicks. As the tension built up in the second, Sexton turned to his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and after taking Ng to the mat, secured a rear naked choke to force Ng to tap out.
It was later revealed that Sexton suffered a broken arm in the first round, but still managed to secure the victory.
In an intense featherweight encounter, Shannon Wiratchai and Amir Khan took to the cage to go shot for shot, bringing the crowd to the edge of their seats in excitement. In the end, Wiratchai did just enough to defeat Khan, earning a hard-fought split decision.
Angela Lee made a successful ONE Championship debut with an electrifying submission finish over Aya Saeid Saber. The highly-regarded fighter from Hawaii showcased her powerful striking to the delight of the hometown crowd. It also didn’t take long for Lee to prove her mettle on the ground, as she took Saber down with a Koshi Guruma and transitioned into an armbar that caused Saber to tap out.
In an impressive display of striking and wrestling, A La Teng Hei Li defeated Singapore’s Stephen Langdown by referee stoppage, using multiple takedowns to dominate the first round while doing damage on the ground. In the second, Li increased his aggression with his striking, leaving the referee with no choice but to stop the bout as Langdown could not defend against the onslaught. Li was awarded with the TKO victory.
Making his professional MMA debut, 19-year old Benedict Ang figured in a tough scrap against opponent Waqar Umar, putting in three solid rounds en-route to a unanimous decision victory. Ang took the fight straight to Umar, scoring on various takedowns and near submissions. Umar played defense most of the fight while Ang used his superior wrestling to control the action and earn the judges’ nod.
Two energetic flyweights kicked off the action at ONE: WARRIOR’S QUEST. Yang Jian Bing defeated Ali Yaakub in the second round, after using his mat skills for the majority of the fight to secure an armbar submission.
ONE Lightweight World Championship
Shinya Aoki defeats Koji Ando
ONE Strawweight World Championship
Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichok defeats Roy Doliguez
Marat Gafurov defeats Ev Ting
Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:30 minutes of round 1
Lowen Tynanes defeats Kuat Khamitov
Ariel Sexton defeats Eddie Ng
Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:10 minutes of round 2
Shannon Wiratchai defeats Amir Khan
Women’s Strawweight bout
Angela Lee defeats Aya Saeid Saber
Submission (Armbar) at 1:43 minutes of round 1
A La Teng Hei Li defeats Stephen Langdown
TKO (Strikes) at 0:51 minutes of round 2
Benedict Ang defeats Waqar Umar
Yang Jian Bing defeats Ali Yaakub
Submission (Armbar) at 49 seconds of round 2