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ONE Fight Night 22 ‘Sundell vs. Diachkova’ Play-by-Play & Results

ONE Championship’s latest installment in the U.S. primetime series hosts a trio of key contests forming the central allure of ONE Fight Night 22. The event, which is set to go down on May 3, will ignite Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok. Sherdog.com brings you exclusive live coverage and play-by-play updates starting at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.

Muay Thai:
Sean Climaco (134.5) vs. Josue Cruz (133.25)

Round 1

The opening muay thai bout is overseen by Olivier Coste. Climaco trades leg kicks with Cruz. A body kick by Cruz is caught by Climaco, who answers back with a body kick of his own. Climaco working his jab early. Cruz is throwing punches, but they are coming up short. Climaco lands knees to the body while clinched. Cruz catches a kick and lands a straight right hand. Nice leg kicks by Climaco, who is in control. A straight left hand hurts Cruz, who backs up. Climaco follows up with a left hand to the body that knocks Cruz down. Cruz doesn't get back up and this fight is over.

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The Official Result

Sean Climaco def. Josue Cruz via KO (Punch); R1, 2:06.

Submission Grappling:
Nanami Ichikawa (130.25) vs. Bianca Basilio (131)

Round 1

Basilo attacks with a guillotine choke to bring Ichikawa down and then takes the back. Basilo gets her hooks in and is looking for a rear-naked choke. Ichikawa is out! A quick submission win for Basilo. Wow.

The Official Result

Bianca Basilio def. Nanami Ichikawa via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke); R1, 0:35.

Muay Thai:
Thongpoon PK Saenchai (122) vs. Zakaria El Jamari (125)

Round 1

Saenchai opens with a forceful jab. El Jamari answers back with a leg kick. Saenchai has a tight guard and is advancing forward. Wild hooks land for El Jamari, who backs up Saenchai. A nice leg kick for El Jamari. A heavy body kick for Saenchai finds its home, but he then eats a right hand. Nice leg kick by Saenchai, who then eats one from El Jamari. Saenchai eats an elbow. El Jamari lands an elbow and throws more winging hooks. Saenchai rushes forward and lands a nice left hook. Close round. 10-9 El Jamari.

Round 2

Saenchai comes out aggressively landing a leg kick and a right hook. Saenchai looks good, landing another right hook. A left hook lands for El Jamari, who then finds his mark with several leg kicks. A right hook hurts El Jamari, who is now cut above his left eye. Saenchai lands a slick elbow charging forward. El Jamari is complaining about the cut but is told to fight. Saenchai comes forward, throwing elbows. El Jamari hurts Saenchai with a left hook. Saenchai marches forward and lands body kicks. Nice leg kick by Saenchai. El Jamari eats a left hook and is taunting his opponent. Saenchai taunts as well. Two right hands land for El Jamari, who starts throwing wild hooks before eating a body kick. Saenchai ends the round by throwing several punches to the body. 10-9 Saenchai.

Round 3

El Jamari throws wild hooks and lands a right elbow. Saenchai eating some shots but goes to the body and hurts El Jamari. Saenchai throwing left and right hooks as he walks down his opponent. El Jamari absorbs several body kicks. Saenchai finding success with his jab. El Jamari gets cornered and eats several body punches. Saenchai gets rocked by a left hook! He's still hurt. El Jamari lands two other hooks and then a big right hook. Probably could put his opponent away if he threw any straight punches. More hooks from both men. Saenchai misses with a left hook, and El Jamari taunts. A step-in elbow from Saenchai lands. The fight ends with El Jamari taunting rather than fighting. 10-9 El Jamari (29-28 Saenchai).

The Official Result

Zakaria El Jamari def. Thongpoon PK Saenchai via Unanimous Decision; R3, 3:00.

MMA:
Chihiro Sawada (113.25) vs. Noelle Grandjean (114.25)

Round 1

Our first MMA bout of the evening. Grandjean defends a takedown and answers back with a knee to the body. Sawada falls after missing a high kick. Sawada goes deep on a takedown and gets the back of Grandjean. Sawada loses position but after a scramble ends up in half-guard. Grandjean is eating punches and elbows, unable to get up. Sawada looks for an Americana but has to settle for some elbows. The round expires with Grandjean regaining full guard and then eating a knee as she gets up. 10-9 Sawada, although One MMA fights are judged as a whole rather than by rounds.

Round 2

Grandjean stuffs a takedown attempt but Sawada is persistent and winds up dragging Grandjean to the ground anyhow. Grandjean is in full guard. Sawada gets into half-guard and is landing plenty of punches. Grandjean is cradled and eating dozens of punches as her hand is trapped. Sawada can't get into mount but is happy to do damage while completely safe. Total domination so far. They scramble but Sawada winds up in half-guard again. 10-9 Sawada.

Round 3

Grandjean comes out and lands a nice right hand. However, she throws a body kick, it is caught and Sawada takes her opponent down. Sawada is in full guard initially but is able to pass to side control. Grandjean is eating elbows and knees to the face. Sawada is outclassing her opponent. Sawada lands several knees to the head, forcing Grandjean to cover up. Sawada loses position going for an armbar but lands two brutal knees to the head in a scramble. Grandjean goes for an armbar but gives up and is now in full guard again. Sawada gets into half-guard with a minute left. Grandjean gives up side control and then her back. Sawada gets her hooks in and starts pounding out Grandjean, who is saved by the bell. 10-9 Sawada (30-27 Sawada).

The Official Result

Chihiro Sawada def. Noelle Grandjean via Unanimous Decision; R3, 5:00.

Kickboxing:
Rungrawee Sitsongpeenong (167.5) vs. Bogdan Shumarov (168.25)

Round 1

Sitsongpeenong eats leg kicks but is finding success with some punches inside. Shumarov is pressuring and throws punches to the body. Solid leg kick lands for Shumarov. Sitsongpeenong having success with his jab. A huge overhand right lands for Shumarov. Sitsongpeenong recovers well and is continuing to throw straight punches back. A knee to the body lands for Sitsongpeenong. Shumarov keeps going back to the right hand and is also ripping the body with kicks. Nice body work by Shumarov. Sitsongpeenong answers with a head kick but eats an uppercut. Shumarov ends the round with a series of hooks as they slug it out. 10-9 Shumarov.

Round 2

Sitsongpeenong lands a knee to the body. Shumarov answers with leg kicks. Sitsongpeenong with a nice 1-2 and then a jumping knee to the body. Shumarov is struggling to get in close as Sitsongpeenong is counter-striking well. Another big knee to the body for Sitsongpeenong. Shumarov is doing some nice bodywork with punches landing. Sitsongpeenong is one step quicker, but Shumarov lands a nice left hook. Shumarov with a hook to the body but then eats two step-in knees. Shumarov is unloading to the body as the round ends. Very close round. 10-9 Sitsongpeenong.

Round 3

Round 3 opens with Shumarov being very aggressive. Landing hooks to the body and upstairs, although Sitsongpeenong blocks well. Sitsongpeenong is slowing down just a bit. Shumarov eats a knee. Sitsongpeenong uses a push kick to get distance. Shumarov with a night right hook as Sitsongpeenong tries to land a knee. Sitsongpeenong taking damage to the body and lands a leg kick. Shumarov stays busy, landing a thudding leg kick and two right hands as they dirty box. A nice head kick and a knee to the body for Sitsongpeenong at the end. 10-9 Shumarov (29-28 Shumarov).

The Official Result

Rungrawee Sitsongpeenong def. Bogdan Shumarov via Split Decision; R3, 3:00.

MMA:
Reece McLaren (135) vs. Yong Hu (134)

Round 1

McLaren eats a big right hand but isn't hurt. Hu is avoiding the jab. Hu hurts McLaren with a stunning overhand right. McLaren is desperate for a takedown, but Hu sprawls well. Hu throwing wild hooks and is looking for the finish. McLaren goes in on a double leg and gets the takedown. Hu gives up his back but gets to his feet. Nice body kick for McLaren. Hu jabs to the body and then eats a right hand. McLaren misses on another takedown attempt. A well-timed left hook hurts McLaren, who is struggling with the power of Hu. McLaren gets the back of Hu after charging forward and drags his opponent to the ground. McLaren looking for a rear-naked choke. However, Hu is able to reverse and gets to his feet. Another left hook hurts McLaren, who dives in on another double-leg takedown. Hu stays on his feet and is in control on the feet. The round ends after Hu avoids a takedown and McLaren lands a jab. 10-9 Hu.

Round 2

A nice counter left hand lands for McLaren. Hu strikes back with an overhand right. A high kick for Hu misses. McLaren fakes a takedown. Hu misses a roundhouse kick. Neither fighter has been very effective this round. McLaren fails on a takedown attempt. Hu getting backed up by the jab of McLaren. Another double leg from McLaren, who gets the back and drags Hu to the floor. Hu reverses position and gets back to his feet. Nice jab from Hu. McLaren backs up Hu and lands a hard right hand. McLaren gets a takedown. McLaren gets to side control and then loses an armbar as Hu gets to his feet. Hu working his jab. McLaren charges forward to no avail. 10-9 McLaren, but he needs to do some actual damage if he wants to take a decision.

Round 3

McLaren struggling to find his mark as Hu is very evasive. A nice left hook for McLaren. Hu with a leg kick. Nice spinning back kick lands for Hu. McLaren charges forward and lands a straight right. Hu coming up short on his jab attempts. McLaren goes for a double-leg takedown and lands a knee as he gives up. McLaren goes for a single-leg takedown and takes the back of Hu. McLaren can't keep Hu down. Hu gets taken down but gets back up after McLaren gets sloppy trying to advance position. A single-leg attempt by McLaren, who takes the back while standing. McLaren gets the fight to the floor with 20 seconds left and looks for a rear-naked choke but can't get it. 10-9 McLaren, although it wouldn't be shocking if Hu wins due to his first round, as he was the only one who did significant damage.

The Official Result

Reece McLaren def. Yong Hu via Split Decision; R3, 5:00.

Kickboxing:
Hiroki Akimoto (145) vs. Rui Wei (144.25)

Round 1

This is the ONE debut for Wei. They trade body kicks and then leg kicks. Wei sneaks in a body kick. Akimoto answers back with a leg kick but takes another body kick. Wei looks quick and keeps firing off kicks to the body. Akimoto tries to get close but eats another body kick. Wei starting to have success with his jab. A right hand from Akimoto snaps back the head of Wei. Akimoto misses a high kick. Wei ends the round with some jabs and a body kick. 10-9 Wei.

Round 2

Akimoto backs up Wei with a hard right hand. Nice jumping knee from Akimoto, who is having much more success this round. A leg kick stumbles Wei. A left hook lands for Akimoto. Straight rights being fired by Akimoto. Wei works his jab and then eats a body kick. Akimoto lands a head kick on the exit from a combination. Wei eats a left hook. Akimoto hurts Wei with a right hand. Wei slips after eating a well-timed right hand by Akimoto. The round ends with Akimoto coming forward. 10-9 Akimoto.

Round 3

Akimoto has all the momentum. Wei eats body kicks and doesn't have the respect of Akimoto, who keeps walking him down. Nice left hook from Akimoto. Knees to the body land for Akimoto. Wei checks a leg kick but eats a high kick. Akimoto lands a left hook to the body and then a right hand over the top. Jumping knee for Wei. Akimoto lands a well-timed body kick and then another one. Two leg kicks for Akimoto, who then eats one from Wei. Akimoto lands a nice right hand. They trade as the fight expires. Closer round, but Akimoto had more output. 10-9 Akimoto, 29-28 Akimoto.

The Official Result

Rui Wei def. Hiroki Akimoto via Unanimous Decision; R3, 3:00.

MMA:
Maurice Abevi (174) vs. Lipeng Zhang (168.5)

Round 1

After a feeling-out process, Abevi is able to take Zhang down to the ground. Abevi is in half-guard. Zhang tries to escape but gives up his back in the process. Abevi gets his hooks in and is looking for a rear-naked choke. Zhang escapes and lands on top. Abrevi gets up and gets another takedown, settling in half-guard. Zhang goes for an armbar to no avail. Abrevi ends the round on top landing punches. 10-9 Abrevi.

Round 2

Abevi is confident and is throwing out front kicks and leg kicks. Zhang complains of a poke but Herb Dean says it wasn't one. Zhang goes for a takedown and eventually takes the back of Abrevi after a scramble. Abrevi gets out of a rear-naked choke attempt and back to his feet. Zhang goes for another takedown, but Abrevi reverses out of it and takes the back of his opponent. Abrevi secures a body triangle. Zhang defending well and not giving up a rear-naked choke. Abrevi ends the rest of the round in control. 10-9 Abrevi.

Round 3

Abrevi comes out and lands a straight right. Zhang lands a right hand of his own. Zhang goes for a takedown with a body lock and takes the back of Abrevi. Zhang is hanging on landing punches. Zhang is looking for a rear-naked choke. Abrevi is able to turn and is now in full guard on top. Abrevi takes the back of Zhang in a scramble but gets sloppy. Zhang reverses position and takes Abrevi's back with 80 seconds left. Zhang is looking for a desperate RNC. Zhang loses position and falls off. Abrevi is on top and takes the back of Zhang. Abrevi squeezes on a rear-naked choke as the fight ends. 10-9 Abrevi, who will win a decision.

The Official Result

Maurice Abevi def. Lipeng Zhang via Unanimous Decision; R3, 5:00.

Muay Thai:
Sinsamut Klinmee (166.5) vs. Dmitry Menshikov (169.25)

Round 1

Menshikov lands two leg kicks to start. Klinmee strikes back with one of his own. Menshikov isn't taking the calf kick well. Klinmee dodges a left hook and lands a body kick. They trade punches, but neither connects. Klinmee goes to the body with punches. Menshikov is hesitant and eats a body kick. Klinmee looks more confident. Nice step-in elbow for Klinmee, who ends the round with another leg kick. 10-9 Klinmee.

Round 2

Klinmee throwing brutal leg kicks. Menshikov covers up and fires off a right hook. Klinmee pokes through the guard of Menshikov with straight punches. Menshikov tries to answer with an elbow but misses. The leg kicks of Klinmee have hampered the movement of Menshikov. Klinmee works his jab and lands a body kick. Menshikov finds some success with his jab. Klinmee's step-in elbow is landing. A nice left hook from Menshikov lands. Klinmee scores with a left high kick and several right hands. 10-9 Klinmee.

Round 3

Klinmee uses his jab and leg kick to set the pace of the final round. Menshikov comes forward and throws a solid right hand to the body. Klinmee eats an uppercut. Menshikov lands a nice jab and follows up with several punches to the body. Klinmee is hurt! A nice knee from Menshikov, who then scores an elbow. Two knees to the head, and Klinmee finally goes down to a body shot! Klinmee can't get up. It's over. What a comeback.

The Official Result

Dmitry Menshikov def. Sinsamut Klinmee via KO (Knees and Punch); R3, 1:33.

MMA:
Akbar Abdullaev (155) vs. Halil Amir (154.25)

Round 1

Herb Dean will oversee the co-main event. Amir is pumping out his jab. Abdullaev has success with leg kicks and backs Amir up against the ropes. Abdullaev takes the back of Amir and throws him. Amir gives up his back and grabs the ropes to get back to his feet. Abdullaev keeps a body lock and is able to land some knees. Abdullaev gets another takedown, but Amir once again gets back up. Amir is able to take the back of Abdullaev in a scramble with a minute left. Amir is unable to do anything in the final 30 seconds as Abdullaev turns and lands in his guard. 10-9 Abdullaev.

Round 2

Abdullaev lands a leg kick but eats a straight left hand from Amir. They clinch with Abdullaev sneaking in some uppercuts and a knee to the body. Amir goes for a single-leg takedown but can't get it. Abdullaev answers with a takedown of his own and gets it. Amir gives up his back as he gets to his feet. Abdullaev breaks away and lands a combination. Amir tries to circle away and eats a huge left hook that knocks him out! Abdullaev stays undefeated with a huge KO.

The Official Result

Akbar Abdullaev def. Halil Amir via KO (Punches); R2, 2:52.

Muay Thai Title Fight:
Smilla Sundell (126.5: Missed Weight, Ineligible to Win Title) vs. Natalia Diachkova (125)

Round 1

Olivier Coste is the third man inside the cage for the main event. Sundell shows her size advantage and takes the center. Diachkova trying to avoid jabs and leg kicks. Diachkova finds the mark with her jab and reddens the face of Sundell. Diachkova doing some nice work on the outside and judging distance well. An overhand right connects and hurts Sundell, who was coming inside aggressively. Diachkova lands another right hand and cements her power. Sundell's face is very red. Diachkova feels it, connecting with straight punches as the round ends. 10-9 Diachkova.

Round 2

A big right hand from Diachkova backs up Sundell. The Swedish fighter is looking to reestablish her leg kicks. Diachkova catches Sundell coming in with a well-timed right hand. Both women are clinching and making it a rough fight. A spinning back kick downs Sundell, who was off balance. A right hook scores for Diachkova. Sundell is getting controlled in the clinch despite being much bigger. Diachkova is getting through the guard. Sundell barrels forward and lands a knee. A flurry from Sundell comes out of nowhere! Sundell backs up Diachkova into the ropes and really hurts her with a left hook to the body. Diachkova covers up and kneels over, hiding under the ropes while eating knees to the body. The fight is waved off! A big comeback win for Sundell.

The Official Result

Smilla Sundell def. Natalia Diachkova via TKO (Punches and Knees); R2, 2:59.
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