One FC 18 Results: ‘War of Dragons’ Play-by-Play & Updates

By James Goyder Jul 11, 2014

Sherdog.com's James Goyder reports from the TNU Sports Arena in Taipei, Taiwan, at approximately 6:30 a.m. ET/3:30 a.m. PT with live One FC 18 results and play-by-play.

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Nathan Ng vs. Florian Garel

Round 1

Ng tries a jab and Garel answers with a low kick. Ng lands a straight right which drops Garel; he tries to finish with a flourish of ground and pound but Garel recovers and works his way up only for Ng to take him own with a double leg and move into side control, he transitions to north south position and sinks in a head and arm choke from the north-south position which forces the tap at 1:23.

The Official Result

Nathan Ng def. Florian Garel va Submission (North-South Choke) R1 1:23

Eliot Corley vs. Rayner Kinsiong

Round 1

Corley comes out in the southpaw stance and lands a hard body kick; they clinch and he lands some knees. Kinsiong escapes and scores with an inside leg kick as Corley fires off another hard body kick which Kinsiong counters with a straight right. Corley is the aggressor and he backs Kinsiong up against the cage and attacks with knees before finishing his opponent with an elbow that drops him instantly. Corley wins by KO (elbow) at the 1:36 mark of the opening period.

The Official Result

Eliot Corley def. Rayner Kinsiong via KO (Elbow) R1 1:36

Bala Shetty vs. Jeff Huang

Round 1

Huang has a noticeable reach advantage but it is Shetty who scores first with a low kick. The Indian fighter charges forwards and they end up clinching against the cage before Huang takes him down and gets his back, sinking in the hooks and softening him up with punches. Shetty escapes and springs to his feet. They exchange wild punches and Huang lands a knee but gets taken down in the process. After scoring with an upkick, Huang uses a leg lock attempt to reverse the position. Shetty gets back up but gets dropped with a right hand and then subjected to a barrage of caveman style ground-and-pound hammerfists which force referee Oliver Coste to step in and stop the fight at 3:20 of round one.

The Official Result

Jeff Huang def. Bala Shetty via TKO (Punches) R1 3:20

Nick Lee vs. Ming Yen Sung

Round 1

Sung flings Lee to the ground with a head toss and moves straight into mount. Lee tries to get back up but gets thrown straight down again and Sung secures mount for the second time and sinks in a guillotine choke, which forces the tap at 1:10 of round one.

The Official Result

Ming Yen Sung def. Nick Lee via Submission (Guillotine Choke) R1 1:10

Chi Lewis Parry vs. Alain Ngalani

Round 1

Ngalani misses with a spinning heel kick but lands two body kicks as Parry presses forwards with punches and a knee to the midsection. Parry tries to clinch but it's Ngalani who gets the takedown and moves into mount. Parry does a good job of tying him up and neutralizing Ngalani’s offense before reversing the position and landing some hard punches to the body and elbows to the head from the half guard position. Another hard left elbow stuns Ngalani and a follow-up elbow finishes the job.

The Official Result

Chi Lewis Parry def. Alain Ngalani via KO (Elbows) R1 4:07

Mahmoud Hassan vs. Paul Cheng

Round 1

A crazy brawl erupts immediately and after a toe-to-toe exchange, which Hassan seems to get the better of. Cheng drops for a takedown and lands punches to the body while Hassan works for a guillotine from the bottom. Cheng pops his head out and goes to work with ground-and-pound from half guard as blood pours from a wound on the face of the Taiwanese heavyweight. Cheng moves into side control and Hassan gives up his back trying to escape, Cheng has him flattened out and is raining down punches as the bell sounds.

Round 2

Another wild exchange in the middle of the cage and Cheng gets dropped with a right hook but then goes for a takedown as Hassan tries to finish him with a flying knee. Hassan shrugs off the single leg attempt and the referee calls a time out due to damage to the Egyptians face: Cheng’s right eye is also badly swollen. Cheng with a tired-looking double leg takedown attempt, which he eventually completes and winds up in half guard with Hassan trapped against the cage and working for an arm-in guillotine from the bottom. Cheng pops his head out and moves into side control and then into mount, from where he unleashes a gentle barrage of ground-and-pound.
The fight is stopped in between rounds due to the Egyptian's corner halting the contest.

The Official Result

Paul Cheng def. Mahmoud Hassan via TKO (Corner Stoppage) R2 5:00

Jake Butler vs. Mohamed Ali

Round 1

Tentative start from both fighters, Ali grazes Butler with a left hook and Butler promptly drops for a takedown, which is stuffed. Ali shrugs off another takedown attempt but the Egyptian over commits to a punch and Butler drops down for a deep double leg and winds up in side control. Butler tries to move into mount but ends up in half guard where he is able to land some hard left elbows and finally step over into mount. Ali quickly moves back to half guard. Butler does his best work of the round in the final seconds, landing a series of left elbows: one of which causes a nasty looking cut.

Round 2

Butler dives for a single leg, which he completes easily and finds himself back in side control where he lands a couple of hard knees to Ali’s midsection and head followed by some short, sharp elbows. The blows cause blood to flow freely from Ali’s face. The round ends with Ali on his back and Butler roughing him up with more elbows.

Round 3

Butler presses forward and traps Ali against the cage, where he easily executes a takedown and moves into mount. Butler is going to work with a barrage of hard punches. Ali is powerless to prevent the Evolve MMA prospect from doing damage and referee Yuji Shimada steps in to save him from further punishment.

The Official Result

Jake Butler def. Mohamed Ali TKO (Punches) R3 1:21

Yusup Saadulaev vs. Koetsu Okazaki

Round 1

Saadulaev pushes forwards behind a jab-cross combination and traps Okazaki against the cage and gets him down. Okazaki lands a hard upkick, but Saadulave wears it well. The Japanese fighter works his way up and lands a straight right. Saadulaev drops for another takedown but this time it’s stuffed by Okazaki, who tries to take the Russian's back but ends up on the bottom again. Saadulave survives a leg lock attempt and remains in top position. He transitions into mount, but the bell goes before he is able to do anything with it.

Round 2

Okazaki lands a nice counter right hook and then attempts a wild overhand right. Saadulaev ducks under and takes him down, but the former Shooto champion instantly reverses the position and moves into mount. Saadulaev is able to establish his guard but Okazani postures up and unleashes a series of punches in the best action of the fight so far. Saadulaev tries to lock in a reverse triangle from underneath, but Okazaki escapes and takes his back, flattening the Russian out and throwing punches to the side of the head until referee Oliver Coste has seen enough and steps in to stop the fight.

The Official Result

Koetsu Okazaki def. Yusup Saadulaev via TKO (Punches) R2 4:21

Rafael Nunes vs. Koji Ando

Round 1

The fighters circle early and tie up. A scramble ensues and Ando hops on Nunes’ back. Ando locks in a rear-naked choke and fights to secure his hooks. Both hooks are locked tight and the Japanese fighter squeezes the choke. It’s very tight. Nunes tries to hold on but then cries uncle with the tap.

The Official Result

Koji Ando def. Rafael Nunes via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1 1:43

Eric Kelly vs. Rob Lisita

Round 1

They go straight into the clinch and trade punches and knees. Kelly goes for the takedown, but eats a hard knee for his troubles. Kelly puts Lisita on his back and lands a knee as he gets up. Kelly tries a trip but gives up his back. They get back up and this time Lisita gets Kelly down and lands two solid soccer kicks. The fighters end up in north south and Lisita looks for the choke on top, but Kelly rolls out and gets to his feet where they trade punches with Lisita getting the better of the exchanges. The fight is paused while Lisita recovers from a low blow. Kelly lands a low kick, but Lisita lands a hard right to the midsection and immediately takes him down and looks for a leg lock. Kelly escapes and takes his back, coming close with a rear-naked choke attempt which Listia escapes from.

Round 2

They go straight into the clinch and Lisita gets Kelly down and takes his back. Kelly is bleeding heavily, but he slips out and takes Lisita's back. After Lisita defends the initial rear-naked choke attempt the referee calls in the doctor to look at Kelly's broken nose. After a delay while Kelly is seen to by the doctor, the referee resets them back the original position, but Lisita escapes and gets up. Lisita goes for a takedown and Kelly jumps for a guillotine. Lisita ends up in side control. Lisita takes Kelly’s back but he’s high and Kelly escapes and takes his opponent's back, locking in a rear-naked choke. Lisita tries to fight the hands off his neck, but taps shortly after.

The Official Result

Eric Kelly def. Rob Lisita via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R2 3:43

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