ONE Championship (ONE), returned to the Singapore Indoor Stadium for the promotion’s final event of 2020. ONE: COLLISION COURSE II, a previously recorded event broadcast globally on Friday, 25 December, featured a series of impressive performances in the Circle from the world’s top mixed martial artists and Muay Thai stars.
In the main event, #2-ranked featherweight Muay Thai contender Jamal “Kherow” Yusupov of Russia was sharp and powerful across three rounds, overwhelming #4-ranked contender Samy “AK47” Sana of France and Algeria en route to a unanimous decision victory.
Yusupov employed a laser-like straight left that hammered Sana’s chin throughout the action-packed bout. In the second round, one of those explosive left hands sent Sana crashing to the canvas as the referee administered the mandatory count. The French-Algerian tried to turn up the pressure in the third stanza and swing the momentum in his favor, but Yusupov kept his composure and continued his unrelenting onslaught.
In the end, all three judges scored the bout for Yusupov, who earned the nod behind an impressive display of power and technique.
In the co-main event, former ONE Flyweight World Champion Kairat “The Kazakh” Akhmetov of Kazakhstan turned in a masterful performance, dominating “Ottogi” Dae Hwan Kim of South Korea across three rounds to earn a convincing unanimous decision. Akhmetov put on a striking clinic, pouncing on his opponent with a healthy dose of looping hooks and debilitating kicks that connected with power and precision. Kim tried his best to counter, but he lagged behind throughout the bout. In the end, Akhmetov’s complete showcase of skills was more than enough to clinch the victory on the scorecards.
In a heated three-round battle between talented lightweight mixed martial artists, South Korea’s “Crazy Dog” Dae Sung Park edged out Singapore’s Amir Khan to earn a narrow split decision on the scorecards. Khan played the role of the aggressor for the duration of the bout, connecting on pinpoint striking combinations from range, while Park owned the wrestling and grappling exchanges. A strong third round from Park turned the tide, and in the end, the South Korean’s success on the mat was enough to convince the judges. You can see the full results from the event below.
Official Results for ONE: COLLISION COURSE II
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