Stock in Christian Lee continues to surge under the One Championship flag.
Lee retained his undisputed lightweight crown in scintillating fashion, as he put away Timofey Nastyukhin with punches a little more than a minute into their One on TNT 2 headliner on Wednesday at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. Unable to build on back-to-back wins over Eddie Alvarez and Pieter Buist, Nastyukhin (14-5, 7-4 One) crashed and burned 1:13 into Round 1.
After failing to secure a takedown, Lee (15-3, 15-3 One) clipped the Russian with a left hook, pushed him to the canvas and unloaded with a barrage of punches. Nastyukhin failed to intelligently defend himself from the assault, prompting referee Mohamad Sulaiman to intervene.
The 22-year-old Lee has won six fights in a row, four of them inside one round.
Meanwhile, Shuo Wang wiped out Kyu Sung Kim with an elbow strike and follow-up punches in the third round of their flyweight feature. Kim (15-5, 1-3 One) bowed out 1:51 into Round 3, as he suffered his third loss in four appearances.
Neither man separated himself through the first two rounds. Kim appeared to turn a corner in the third with body kicks and straight right hands. However, Wang (12-4, 1-0 One) countered left hook from the South Korean and stepped in with a devastating standing elbow. Kim collapsed and ate a few more punches before the stoppage was called.
Wang, 26, has rattled off five consecutive victories, three of them finishes.
In other action, Shinechagtaga Zoltsetseg (6-3, 5-2 One) was disqualified after he delivered an illegal soccer kick to Yoshiki Nakahara (15-5, 3-1 One) in the second round of their featherweight battle; Shuya Kamikubo (12-1, 5-0 One) submitted Mitchell Chamale (7-3, 0-1 One) with a rear-naked choke 2:13 into the second round of their bantamweight affair; and Janet Todd put away Anne Line Hogstad with a body kick 1:36 into the third round of a women’s atomweight clash contested under muay Thai rules.
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