Eersel overtakes Sadikovic, Sundell overthrows Buntan in One 156 doubleheader
After nearly a month away, One Championship returned with a thrilling card that took place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
One 156 – formerly known as One “Reloaded” – saw Regian Eersel put his 170lb kickboxing belt on the line against Arian Sadikovic. Eersel softened up his opponent’s defense with nasty leg kicks early in the fight, while finishing all of his combinations with a kick or knee. The Surinamese champion looked in control for the first leg of the fight, but Sadikovic came back with a flying knee that dropped his foe in the second round. Eersel kept his “Immortal” moniker and jumped to his feet after the referee’s count, but the second period was all about the challenger. Eersel made the appropriate adjustments in the third round, keeping Sadikovic’s aggression at bay thanks in part to his experience.
In the championship rounds, Sadikovic landed with punches but struggled to deal with the volume and damage from Eersel’s kicks. The defending champion smartly hit from long range and stayed clear of his opponent’s most significant shots. A few knees to the body punctuated Eersel’s performance, who ended the fight on a higher note. In the end, the three cage judges preferred ‘The Immortal’, who defended his lightweight title, earned his 18th straight triumph and earned a $50,000 performance bonus.
Smilla Sundell UNLOADS Jackie Buntan to end round three!
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In the co-main event, Jackie Buntan faced 17-year-old Smilla Sundell for the first 125-pound muay Thai championship. The speedy Buntan took the initiative early in the first round and mesmerized her opponent with her sharp footwork. In turn, Sundell implemented his strategy from the second stanza, making the most of his range advantage. Buntan fought back with spinning attacks, but the young girl kept her spirits up and fought back with jabs and right hands. In the closing seconds of Round 3, Sundell let his suits fly and nearly stopped his opponent. The storyline didn’t change in the championship rounds as Sundell stung his foe from long range while Buntan reeled from the onslaught. In the fifth period, Buntan’s face showed the signs of a fierce fight, but she bit her mouthpiece and hung leather to survive and hear the judges’ decision. As expected, all three scorecards crowned Sundell the first queen of One’s muay Thai strawweight division.
In the mixed martial arts main attraction on the show, Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Jarred Brooks (19-2, 1 NC; 3-0 One) held off Bokang Masunyane (8-1, 2-1 One ) with a rear choke. . Masunyane, who was underweight heading into the clash, didn’t tap in time and instead came out on his shield. Masunyane blacked out with 21 seconds left in the opening frame, putting Brooks on a five-game winning streak with three submissions along the way. The win put Brooks in the likely no. 1 candidate spot for a crack at Joshua Pacio’s 125-pound title.
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In a round of pure mayhem and furious action, Liam Harrison stopped Muangthai PK.Saenchai with punches due to the three knockdown rule after the Englishman was dropped twice. The official quit time came at 2:19 a.m., bringing to a violent end one of the most entertaining combat sports series of this year. Along with doubling the $50,000 performance bonuses, Harrison earned a shot at the Nong-O Divisional Championship.
Earlier in the event, Min Jong Song (13-8, 2-2 One) left Rui Chen (10-4, 6-4 One) insane with a rear choke that ended the weight fight cock One at 4:26 of the lap. 2; Danial Williams (5-1, 2-0 One) put on a dominant performance against Namiki Kawahara (7-5-2, 1 NC; 0-2 One) and earned a unanimous decision victory in One’s strawweight division .
In the bout featured on the preliminary card, Gustavo Balart (10-4, 2-3 One) recorded his second straight win by beating Yosuke Saruta (21-11-3, 3-3 One) on all three scorecards in one straw. match; Andrei Stoica did enough to get a narrow split decision over Giannis Stoforidis in a One light heavyweight kickboxing clash; former Glory Kickboxing titleholder Anissa Meksen edged out Marie Ruumet to capture a unanimous decision in a muay Thai bout at 115 pounds; A flyweight Windson Ramos (5-1, 1-0 One) edged out Sung Hoon Woo (8-3, 1-1 One) by unanimous decision; Dayane de Souza Cardoso (9-1-1, 1-0 One) earned a stoppage win after Ayaka Miura (11-5, 1 NC; 4-3 One) suffered a shoulder injury 56 seconds after the second round in their 125 lbs. inclination; Abraao Amorim Magalhaes (9-3, 1-0 One) crushed Dae Song Park (11-3, 4-1 One) with a perfectly legal knee as Park was down, followed by a series of punches that involves the referee. stopping their 170-pound bout at 1:20 of Round 2; in One’s 185-pound welterweight division, Tae Ho Jin (9-6, 1-0 One) submitted Agilan Thani (11-7, 10-7 One) with a kimura at 2:23 of Round 1; Mikey Musumeci scored the first finisher in One’s submission wrestling bouts as he forced Masakazu Imanari to press a rear naked choke to wrap up their 143-pound catchweight clash, pocketing a 50,000 performance bonus $ along the way; Keanu Subba (8-5, 7-4 One) started the night by edging out James Yang (1-1, 1-1 One) en route to a unanimous decision in One’s featherweight division.