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One Muay Thai Title Fight:
One Title Fight:
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Liam Nolan vs. Eddie
Round 1The card's first muay thai bout is refereed by Elias Dolaptsis. Nolan is the much taller fighter and uses his range kicks. He delivers a left hand and the two clinch. Abasolo misses a body kick and eats a kick to his own leg from Nolan. Nolan catches a kick and sweeps Abasolo to the floor. Nolan is clearly in control so far. Abasolo struggling to get inside. A right hook from Nolan rocks Abasolo and the two clinch. Nolan lands a flying knee. Abasolo really needs to show something as he's being outclassed early on. 10-9 Nolan.
Round 2Abasolo fires a left hook and clinches. The two are separated. Repeated clinching as it's the only way Abasolo can get in but he's not able to work once he's there. Nolan lands a nice step-in elbow. Nolan lands a solid head kick and then throws Abasolo down to the ground. Abasolo, to his credit, keeps coming forward and throwing despite adversity. Nolan continues touching Abasolo as he comes in and lands a sharp body kick before sweeping his opponent again. 10-9 Nolan, who is clearly cruising.
Round 3Abasolo comes out very aggressive, knowing he's down. Some early exchanges lead to them clinching and Nolan then lands a clean head kick as Abasolo's guard was down. The more aggressive Abasolo gets, the more damage he takes. Nolan lands a solid left hand and then knees to the body as they clinch. Just a minute left. Abasolo still coming forward and throwing swinging hooks but they aren't landing. A step-in elbow from Nolan cuts Abasolo. Getting revenge, Abasolo slices Nolan right at the end of the fight with an elbow of his own 10-9 Nolan, who was in control from start to finish.
The Official ResultLiam Nolan def. Eddie Abasolo via Unanimous Decision; R3, 3:00.
Danielle Kelly vs. Mariia
Round 1Molchanova is in full guard immediately. Kelly winds up sneaking around to the back of Molchanova and takes her back! Kelly searches for a rear-naked choke. Molchanova stands up and slams Kelly down but it goes in deeper. Molchanova is forced to tap. Pure wizardry by Kelly. Very impressive win.
The Official ResultDanielle Kelly def. Mariia Molchanova via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke); R1, 2:15.
Round 1Herb Dean is your referee for the night's first mixed martial arts bout. Lotts of circling early but Fitikefu is able to tag Uulu with quicker punches. Uulu is pressured into the fence by Fitikefu, who is in control of the fight. The separate and Fitikefu lands some solid strikes and the face of Uulu is reddened. Uulu will need to figure out a secondary game plan as going toe-to-toe isn't working. Uulu begins going for some leg kicks that land. Fitikefu lands a big right hand that sends Uulu going backward. Strong opening round for Fitikefu, who takes it 10-9 if it was scored under the unified rules.
Round 2Fitikefu comes out throwing and backs Uulu up against the fence. Uulu's nose is busted. Fitikefu shrugs off a takedown attempt. Uulu has slowed down the pace and is having a better round. A strong body kick from Fitikefu lands. Uulu is eating leg kicks and falls to the floor. A big right hand for Uulu lands, his best punch of the night. Fitikefu is still the busier fighter and is still outlanding his foe. They exchange kicks to end the round. Slower round with more success for Uulu but it was still in the favor of Fitikefu.
Round 3A nice left hook by Uulu lands early in Round 3. Fitikefu has slowed a bit, allowing Uulu to land with his slower, yet harder, punches. Since MMA fights in One are scored as a whole it will be interesting to see if this later success is weighed more than the early work of Fitikefu. A huge takedown is landed by Uulu, who grabs the back of Fitikefu. Uulu can't keep him down as Fitikefu stands up but eats knees as he tries to get free. They finally separate but Uulu grabs another takedown and once again grabs the back of Fitikefu as he stands up. A close round in the favor of Uulu, so it'll be interesting to see who takes the decision.
The Official ResultRuslan Emilbek Uulu def. Isi Fitikefu via Split Decision; R3, 5:00.
Round 1Our final prelim is a muay thai bout overseen by Elias Dolaptsis. Haggerty showing some power, lands a powerful push kick to the body. Kuzmin is throwing aggressively but not really connecting with his hands yet. They trade leg kicks and then body kicks. Kuzmin lands a stunning spinning back kick and has been taking the center of the cage more. Haggerty keeps backing up, which is leading to disadvantages. Kuzmin moving forward, landing some hard punches late in the round. Kuzmin lands another hard push kick before the first round ends. 10-9 Kuzmin.
Round 2A solid leg kick from Haggerty lands, who then lands a solid head kick a couple of exchanges later. Good start to the round for Haggerty. Kuzmin quickly recovers and charges forward with punches. Kuzmin backs Haggerty up against the fence and unloads but most punches glance off the gloves. Solid back-and-forth exchanges but little damage is being done. Haggerty lands a nice body kick and is having more success with his kicks in Round 2. 10-9 Haggerty.
Round 3Haggerty landing well with kicks and Kuzmin is unable to put on the pressure like he did early on. Kuzmin lands a solid exchange that ends with a spinning back elbow. Haggerty lands solid body kicks, backing up his opponent. Kuzmin lands a solid straight left that sends Haggerty's head back. Kuzmin, with a minute left to change the tides, is getting more aggressive, throwing combinations. Kuzmin lands a solid elbow and the two clinch. Haggerty tries to grapple and wastes more time off the clock. Kuzmin ends the fight moving forward and throwing. They exchange kicks and then clinch as it comes to an end. Very close round, but I'd lean toward Kuzmin and edging the fight in his favor.
The Official ResultJonathan Haggerty def. Vladimir Kuzmin via Majority Decision; R3, 3:00.
Round 1Our opening main card fight is reffed by Mohamad Sulaiman. Kim is aggressive early and is walking down Belingon against the fence. Belingon catches a kick and then gets a takedown to gain an early edge. Kim secures guard and then gets back to his feet. Kim is working his jab well on the feet but eats a huge overhand right that rocks him. Belingon gets reckless coming forward and is floored by a lead hook by Kim. Belingon is eating heavy punches by Kim and the fight is called off as Belingon covers up with little fighting spirit left. Great finishing instinct shown by Kim.
The Official ResultJae Woong Kim def. Kevin Belingon via TKO (Punches); R1, 2:33.
Alexandre vs. Juan
Round 1Cervantes opens up with leg kicks. Alexandre is just eating these kicks repeatedly. Cervantes eats a right hook as he enters. Alexandre throws a huge right hand that misses but his gameplan is clear with the Brazilian head hunting. Alexandre cuts off the corner and unloads a nice right hook. After they separate, a low blow is landed by Cervantes. Time is taken but the round ends immediately after. Cervantes is outworking Alexandre so far but the power differential could change things quickly.
Round 2Alexandre is eating kicks to the leg and body early with Cervantes showing a much more diversified attack. Cervantes gets clipped by a right hand and then a slick elbow from Alexandre drops Cervantes to the ground. Cervantes doesn't get up in time. That's it. Impressive power by Alexandre, who was able to stay patient and wait for the right time to get aggressive.
The Official ResultCosmo Alexandre def. Juan Cervantes via KO (Elbow); R2, 1:23.
Round 1The referee is Olivier Coste. Loman comes out aggressive and is throwing kicks at Fernandes. A big overhand right by Fernandes just misses. Loman goes high with a kick but it's deflected. Some snapping front kicks thrown by Loman, who continues to back up Fernandes. Loman gets a takedown and starts landing knees after Fernandes gets up. Great start for Loman. Leg kicks continue to land for Loman. Fernandes finally gets aggressive and throws a wild combination, landing an overhand right. Fernandes shoots for a takedown but it is easily defended by Loman, who is the stronger fighter. The round ends with Fernandes giving up on another takedown event and Loman landing a straight left. Clear 10-9 Loman.
Round 2Fernandes starts off hot by dropping Loman with a right hand. Fernandes goes for another takedown but Loman is able to defend and recover. Fernandes goes for another double-leg takedown and is able to secure it. Impressively, Fernandes takes the back. However, Loman turns into guard and starts unloading punches. Fernandes looks for an armbar but loses it. During the scramble, Loman takes the back of the Brazilian briefly before landing back in guard. Loman is landing solid shots and Fernandes isn't able to threaten off his back. The round ends with Loman on top, throwing punches and hammerfists. 10-9 Loman.
Round 3Loman lands an overland left to start the round. A slow start until Loman goes for a takedown that is stopped. Fernandes throws a leg kick that lacks any snap and he looks like the more tired fighter. Loman lands a solid leg kick. Loman goes for another takedown and is able to take the back of Fernandes. After stiffing an attempt at getting up, Loman drags his opponent back down and starts raining down punches. Fernandes recovers guard. Loman lands solid body punches with a minute left. Loman continues landing punches and doing damage. Loman gets wild at the very end, cementing what should be a clear win.
The Official ResultStephen Loman def. Bibiano Fernandes via Unanimous Decision; R3, 5:00.
One Muay Thai Title Fight:
Jitmuangnon vs. Joseph
Round 1Thudding kicks from Jitmuangnon early, who is the champion. Staying aggressive, Lasiri goes for a flying knee that just misses. A spinning back kick lands for Lasiri. Solid strikes for Rodtang, who is always moving forward. Jitmuangnon keeps following and walking down his opponent but isn't throwing too much. Solid start for Jitmuangnon, who isn't respecting the power of his challenger. 10-9 Jitmuangnon.
Round 2Jitmuangnon stays aggressive and picks up where he left off in the first round. Jitmuangnon stuns Lasiri with an elbow. Lasiri goes for a flying knee that misses. Jitmuangnon lands a huge left hook and a straight right. Lasiri is just a step behind on the feet. Another 10-9 for Jitmuangnon.
Round 3The third round begins with Jitmuangnon landing several body kicks. Jitmuangnon catches the kick of Lasiri and follows up with punches. A spinning back fist lands for Lasiri. Staying aggressive, Jitmuangnon continues moving forward and walking down his foe. Jitmuangnon lands hooks and continues a dominant fight. 10-9 Jitmuangnon.
Round 4The pressure of Jitmuangnon is remarkable as he continues to walk down Lasiri, who is finally starting to slow a bit. A sneaky hook is landed by Lasiri, who is working behind his jab. Jitmuangnon is able to stun his opponent with a clubbing left hand. Jitmuangnon is always moving forward, walking through punches and landing better blows. Jitmuangnon wobbles Lasiri with a left hook to the body and chases his opponent. A wild exchange sees Lasiri get floored and it's ruled a knockdown rather than a slip. 10-8 Jitmuangnon.
Round 5Fifth and final round and it's clear that Lasiri needs a stoppage. Jitmuangnon is still aggressive despite this and is throwing with the intent of finishing the fight. Jitmuangnon clinches with Lasiri and avoids a spinning back fist. Jitmuangnon goes above the guard of Lasiri and mocks his opponent for walking away. Fully in control, Jitmuangnon drops Lasiri with an overhand right. That second knockdown makes this crystal clear. 10-8 Jitmuangnon.
The Official ResultRodtang Jitmuangnon def. Joseph Lasiri via Unanimous Decision; R5, 3:00.
One Title Fight:
Abbasov vs. Christian
Round 1Reffing the main event is Herb Dean. Quick start for Abbasov, who was stripped of the title after missing weight. A big combination capped off with a left hook lands for Abbasov. Lee is happy to throw back but Abbasov is charging forward. Abbasov lands a solid body kick and defends a takedown by Lee. After a second try, Lee finally secures a takedown. Abbasov makes space and gets back up quickly. A lot of action in just two minutes. The jab of Lee is landing, hurting the nose of Abbasov. Le charges forward but this is a mistake as he gets floored by an overhand right. Abbasov lands a knee and is following up. Lee is very hurt and eating punches on thee feet, stumbling backward. Abbasov lands a huge left hook and is throwing with intent to finish. Lee is nearly out on his feet and keeps eating punches. A huge uppercut lands for Abbasov. Lee, almost zombie-like, goes for a takedown. Abbasov defends for a bit but Lee recovers enough and winds up securing the takedown. Lee immediately moves to full mount but time expires. Wild round. 10-9 Abbasov.
Round 2Lee starts Round 2 the fresher fighter. Abbasov isn't throwing and eats a combination from Lee. Another takedown is secured by Lee. He once again quickly moves into mount position. Lee rains down elbows but Abbasov is able to escape by using the fence. Abbasov gets back to his feet. Solid leg kick for Lee. A nice step-in knee by Lee, which is followed up by a right head kick. Abbasov goes for a takedown but Lee stuffs it. Abbasov is visibly exhausted but keeps walking forward. Lee lands a left hook but his output has also slowed. A sharp right hand lands for Lee. 10-9 Lee.
Round 3Lee charges forward, landing a knee to the body. Abbasov has slowed significantly. A body kick lands for Lee. Abbasov is still throwing leather and connects with an overhand right. Lee lands a jumping knee and Abbasov is bleeding below his eye. Abbasov defends another takedown attempt by Lee. A slower round that has allowed Abbasov back into the fight. Both men have exerted a lot of energy. Lee lands a solid left hook. The round ends with Abbasov going for a takedown but it is stuffed. Very close round but Lee landed slightly more. 10-9 Lee.
Round 4We enter the championship rounds. Lee throws out his jab. A nice right lands by Abbasov, who still is throwing with plenty of power. A nice stepping knee to the body by Lee. Abbasov gets off balance after throwing, leaving him open for shots. Lee takes advantage and starts walking down Abbasov. A nice left head kick by Lee. Abbasov eats a push kick. Lee chopping down Abbasov with multiple leg kicks. The movement of Abbasov is hampered. Lee is unloading, lands a great knee to the body. A huge elbow for Lee stuns Abbasov. Lee follows up with several elbows but Abbasov composes himself. Lee gets a big takedown and goes straight into mount. Lee lands huge elbows from the mount position, and the fight is stopped. We have a new champion.
The Official ResultChristian Lee def. Kiamrian Abbasov via TKO (Elbows); R4, 4:20.
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