ONE Championship (ONE), returned Friday with ONE: FISTS OF FURY II. The explosive card featured five mixed martial arts fights, one Muay Thai bout, and a plethora of exciting finishes.
In the main event, undefeated South Korean heavyweight “Mighty Warrior” Kang Ji Won shocked the world with a first-round destruction of highly regarded Greco-Roman Wrestling World Champion Amir Aliakbari, spoiling the latter’s ONE Championship debut.
Aliakbari was aggressive early, stalking Kang along the Circle Wall. The heavy-handed Iranian then hurt Kang with a pair of monstrous right hands, which created damage around the left eye. As Aliakbari pressed forward, however, the South Korean avoided a strike and connected with a short left hook to the jaw, which dropped the Iranian and instantly finished the fight.
In the co-main event, undefeated Russian powerhouse Anatoly “Spartak” Malykhin utilized his superior wrestling to control Alexandre “Bebezao” Machado on the mat and overwhelm him en route to a technical knockout victory. Malykhin wasted no time in the opening moments of the contest, closing the distance and taking Machado down. On the ground, Malykhin worked to secure the mounted crucifix position, where he unloaded his ground-and-pound to complete the finish.
Featherweight phenom Tang Kai made quick work of former Shooto Pan Pacific Champion Ryogo “Kaitai” Takahashi, stunning the Japanese veteran in the first round to earn the knockout win. After taking a moment to size up his opponent, Tang turned up the pressure and connected on a left hook that dropped Takahashi to his knees. Sensing his opponent was hurt, Tang sealed the deal with a volley of punches that forced the referee to stop the contest.
Official Results for ONE: FISTS OF FURY II
Mixed Martial Arts - Heavyweight: Kang Ji Won defeats Amir Aliakbari via Knockout (KO) at 1:54 of Round One
Mixed Martial Arts - Heavyweight: Anatoly Malykhin defeats Alexandre Machado via Technical Knockout (TKO) at 3:28 of Round One
Mixed Martial Arts - Featherweight: Tang Kai defeats Ryogo Takahashi via Knockout (KO) at 1:59 of Round One
Mixed Martial Arts - Featherweight: Yoshiki Nakahara defeats Ruslan Emilbek Uulu via Technical Knockout (TKO) at 1:30 of Round One
Muay Thai - Bantamweight: Han Zi Hao defeats Adam Noi via Unanimous Decision
Mixed Martial Arts - Bantamweight: Mark Fairtex Abelardo defeats Emilio Urrutia via Knockout at 3:20 of Round Two