One Championship aired the fourth part of its pre-recorded “Inside the Matrix” series.
One: Inside the Matrix 4 was headlined by a kickboxing clash between Aslanbek Zikreev and Wang Junguang. The contenders engaged in a back-and-forth battle that saw exciting moments from both sides. As the fight wore on, the Russian fighter appeared sharper than “Golden Boy,” and two of the three judges rewarded him with the split decision victory. Zikreev’s triumph over the former title contender led him to eye a future championship challenge.
In the co-main event, Joseph Lasiri took home a hard-fought split decision over Rocky Ogden in a muay Thai clash. The pace of “The Hurricane” kept Ogden guessing for the majority of the bout, and the Italian fighter turned up the volume and displayed the vastness of his offensive arsenal in the third stanza. The striking differential was enough to convince two judges to award him the win.
“Pretty Boy” Kwon Won Il scores a devastating knockout against Bruno Pucci in Round 1! #InsideTheMatrix4 #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) November 20, 2020
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The MMA main attraction saw Kwon Won Il locking horns with Bruno Pucci. The battle ended inside the first stanza, as “Pretty Boy” easily staved off Pucci's early attempts to drag the fight to the canvas. The South Korean fighter waited for the right moment to target a vicious liver shot that folded his Brazilian opponent. “Pretty Boy” finished the job with a few follow-up punches as the referee stepped in at the 2:00 mark.
Earlier on the card, Ryogo Takahashi dispatched Yoon Chang Min in One’s featherweight division with a series of devastating punches at 2:52 of the second frame. The card opener saw Maira Mazar finish Jung Yoon Choi after a storm of ground-and-pound at 4:26 of the third round.