NE Championship™ (ONE) electrified the Singapore Indoor Stadium with ONE: REVOLUTION, which aired reside on Friday, 24 September. The occasion featured a very stacked card of combined martial arts, Muay Thai, and kickboxing matches, headlined by three World Title bouts.
In the primary occasion, #3-ranked light-weight Okay Rae Yoon surprised longtime titleholder Christian Lee to seize the ONE Light-weight World Championship.
Okay got here out in his regular counterpunching type. Conversely, Lee was quick, sharp, and highly effective to start out the bout, connecting with a plethora of proper arms whereas scoring on takedowns. Okay weathered the early storm from the younger Singaporean-American, and he bought stronger because the bout wore on.
Within the third spherical, Okay rocked Lee, sending him reeling throughout the Circle. A counter proper hand from Lee dropped the South Korean, and towards the tip of the body, “The Warrior” took Okay’s again and locked in a rear-naked choke underneath the chin.
The South Korean survived that submission try and turned it right into a battle for the ultimate two rounds, with each males having their moments. In the long run, all three judges scored the bout in favor of Okay to win by unanimous resolution, as the brand new ONE Light-weight World Champion hoisted the belt up on his shoulders.
Within the co-main occasion, reigning ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Champion Capitan Petchyindee Academy narrowly edged out challenger Mehdi Zatout to seize a detailed victory on factors after 5 intense rounds. Capitan was sharp and aggressive, however Zatout was greater than prepared to interact. The 2 strikers tagged one another with explosive kicks and punches all all through the struggle. Capitan harm Zatout at varied junctures, which little question earned him credit score on the scorecards. In the long run, all three judges noticed the bout in favor of Capitan to win by unanimous resolution and retain the belt.
Within the first of three World Title contests, reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio overwhelmed #1-ranked contender Yosuke Saruta with a barrage of punches to writer an exhilarating first-round knockout, profitable the trilogy match. The longtime rivals selected to commerce strikes on the heart of the Circle from the sound of the opening bell, with the Japanese fighter pushing the tempo and the Filipino standout opting to counter. After Pacio harm Saruta with a left hand, he swarmed his opponent to swiftly full the end and retain the gold.
Kim Jae Woong scored the most important win of his profession, stopping former two-division ONE World Champion Martin Nguyen within the first spherical with a concussive proper hand. The 2 featherweight contenders met on the heart of the Circle to start out the competition, buying and selling fierce mixtures. Nguyen got here ahead aggressively, however Kim discovered a house for his counter proper, gorgeous his opponent on a number of events. A ultimate proper hand ended the struggle on the 3:15 mark. With the victory, Kim earned a crack at ONE Featherweight World Champion Thanh Le.
Russian star Anatoly Malykhin maintained his unblemished combined martial arts document with a scintillating end of extremely regarded wrestler Amir Aliakbari. Malykhin pressured Aliakbari early, dropping and hurting the Iranian with punches within the first spherical. The hard-hitting Russian then closed the present with one other thunderous shot to the jaw that ended issues immediately. With the victory, Malykhin earned a shot at ONE Heavyweight World Champion Arjan Bhullar.
Teenage sensation Victoria Lee moved to 3-0 as knowledgeable combined martial artist, incomes a TKO victory behind a dominant efficiency over promotional newcomer Victoria Souza. The 2 atomweights traded strikes to open the primary spherical, nevertheless it wasn’t lengthy till the motion hit the bottom, and Lee as soon as once more shined. Within the second spherical, the 17-year-old unleashed a barrage of elbows from prime place to drive the stoppage.
Within the headline bout of the ONE: REVOLUTION Lead Card, Workforce Lakay stalwart Lito Adiwang blasted fellow strawweight Hexigetu with a blitzkrieg of kicks and pummeled his opponent for 3 rounds to win a unanimous resolution. The Filipino firecracker’s thrilling efficiency set the tone for an action-packed essential card.
Kickboxing contender Taiki Naito overcame a knockdown within the first spherical to battle again and take a split-decision victory over former ONE World Champion Petchdam Petchyindee Academy of their ONE Tremendous Collection flyweight Muay Thai contest.
Seventeen-time BJJ World Champion Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida scored a first-round submission in his skilled combined martial arts debut, tapping out Anderson “Braddock” Silva through north-south choke to announce his arrival on the planet’s largest martial arts group.
Petchtanong Petchfergus made a triumphant return to the Circle, dominating former ONE World Title challenger Zhang Chenglong to win a unanimous resolution in a kickboxing bout.
With Demetrious Johnson in his nook, American James Yang sizzled in his skilled combined martial arts debut, defeating Roel Rosauro through technical knockout within the second spherical of a one-sided efficiency.
Official Outcomes for ONE: REVOLUTION
Combined Martial Arts – Light-weight: Okay Rae Yoon def. Christian Lee through Unanimous Choice
Kickboxing – Bantamweight: Capitan Petchyindee Academy def. Mehdi Zatout through Unanimous Choice
Combined Martial Arts – Strawweight: Joshua Pacio def. Yosuke Saruta through TKO at 3:38 of Spherical 1
Combined Martial Arts – Featherweight: Kim Jae Woong def. Martin Nguyen through KO at 3:15 of Spherical 1
Combined Martial Arts – Heavyweight: Anatoly Malykhin def. Amir Aliakbari through KO at 2:57 of Spherical 1
Combined Martial Arts – Atomweight: Victoria Lee def. Victoria Souza through TKO at 3:58 of Spherical 2
Combined Martial Arts – Strawweight: Lito Adiwang def. Hexigetu through Unanimous Choice
Muay Thai – Flyweight: Taiki Naito def. Petchdam Petchyindee Academy through Break up Choice
Combined Martial Arts – Heavyweight: Marcus Almeida def. Anderson Silva through Submission (North-south Choke) at 2:55 of Spherical 1
Kickboxing – Bantamweight: Petchtanong Petchfergus def. Zhang Chenglong through Unanimous Choice
Combined Martial Arts – Featherweight: James Yang def. Roel Rosauro through TKO at 2:00 of Spherical 2
Additionally introduced at ONE: REVOLUTION have been the confirmed ONE Girls’s Atomweight World Grand Prix semifinal matchups as voted by followers. Within the semifinals, #4-ranked atomweight contender Ritu Phogat takes on undefeated judoka Itsuki Hirata, whereas #3-ranked Stamp Fairtex faces #2-ranked Ham Web optimization Hee.