Undefeated two-division One Championship titleholder Reinier de Ridder by now must consider himself a marked man.
“The Dutch Knight” will defend his light heavyweight crown against the unbeaten Anatoliy Malykhin in the ONE on Prime Video 5 headliner on Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines. De Ridder carries a perfect 16-0 record into the cage. He last appeared at ONE 159, where he choked Vitaly Bigdash unconscious with an inverted triangle and retained his middleweight belt in the first round of their July 22 confrontation. Malykhin, meanwhile, has won all 10 of his bouts as a pro. He last fought on Feb. 11, when punched out Kirill Grishenko and claimed the interim One Championship heavyweight title in the second round of their ONE “Bad Blood” main event.
As de Ridder and Malykhin make final preparations for their forthcoming battle in Southeast Asia, a look at some of the numbers that have accompanied them to this point:
32: Years of age for de Ridder, who was born on Sept. 7, 1990 in Breda, Netherlands.
11: De Ridder wins by submission, accounting for 69% of his career total (16). His methods of choice: four rear-naked chokes, two triangle chokes, two armbars, two arm-triangle chokes and one brabo choke. De Ridder holds three other wins by knockout or technical knockout (19%) and two more by decision (12%).
75: Seconds needed for de Ridder to put Fan Rong to sleep with a brabo choke in their ONE “Hero’s Ascent” pairing on Jan. 25, 2019. It ranks as the fastest of his nine first-round finishes.
9: Countries in which de Ridder has competed as a mixed martial artist. He has gone 5-0 in Germany, 4-0 in Singapore, 1-0 in his native Netherlands, 1-0 in Belgium, 1-0 in Switzerland, 1-0 in South Africa, 1-0 in the Philippines, 1-0 in China and 1-0 in Indonesia.
123: Combined victories between the six opponents—Bigdash, Rong, Aung La N Sang (twice), Kiamrian Abbasov, Leandro Ataides and Gilbert Galvao—de Ridder has defeated since he arrived in ONE. They sport a cumulative .767 winning percentage at 123-37-1.
34: Years of age for Malykhin, who was born in Kemerovo, Russia on Jan. 11, 1988.
7: Malykhin victories by knockout or technical knockout, accounting for 70% of his career total (10). His list of victims outside of ONE: Lucas Alsina, Alexei Kudin, Reza Torabi and Ilya Gunenko. Malykhin owns three other victories by submission (30%).
82: Seconds needed for Malykhin to put away Magomedbag Agaev with a keylock at a Fight Nights Global show on Dec. 27, 2018. Nearly four years later, it remains his fastest finish to date.
5: Organizations in which Malykhin has plied his mixed martial arts trade. He has gone 3-0 in ONE, 3-0 in Golden Team Championship, 2-0 in Fight Nights Global, 1-0 in Absolute Siberian Championship and 1-0 in SK Pro.
.735: Cumulative winning percentage between the three opponents—Grishenko, Amir Aliakbari and Alexandre Machado—Malykhin has beaten as a member of the ONE roster. They boast a combined record of 25-9.Jasur Mirzamukhamedov vs Oumar Kane
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