It’s fairly early in 2023 to be speaking about knockout of the yr contenders – however Chingiz Allazov definitely gave us one to debate. Taking over the legendary Superbon, the Azerbaijani-Belarussian landed a luxurious proper cross within the second spherical to show the lights out on the champ. Allazov kicks of the yr by profitable the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Title and grabbing a $60,000 bonus within the course of. An excellent evening’s work.
- Fairtex and Jaroonsak are each absolute warriors
We had been wanting ahead to a blended guidelines match between Stamp Fairtex and Anissa Mexen, however when Mexan missed weight reducing protocols that struggle was scrapped. Up stepped 19-year-old Anna Jaroonsak – for a 3 spherical strawweight kickboxing bout, and did these two placed on a present. Fairtex might have come out of it with a choice win and a efficiency bonus – however each got here out with large credibility for the short-notice struggle.
- Mikey is the person
By no means let the glasses idiot you – Mikey Musumeci is a beast. Defending his ONE Flyweight Submission Grappling world title, the American placed on a clinic towards Gantumur Bayanduuren. Musumeci wished one of the best sambo fighter in his division and received him in Bayanduuren, and proceeded to spend the complete struggle controlling the tempo and positioning, transitioning seamlessly from one submission try and the subsequent. Bayanduuren was sturdy, and takes credit score for not being stopped, however Musumeci is on one other stage
- Rodtang goals for 2 titles
Present ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang might not have had his title on the road this weekend, however definitely made an announcement. He progressed his present ONE unbeaten run to 13 bouts throughout putting disciplines with a formidable catchweight kickboxing conflict over Jiduo Yibu – might we see him difficult for a second title within the close to future?
- Legends have nonetheless received it
Two ONE legends proved they nonetheless have loads of struggle left in them this weekend with spectacular wins. Former middleweight and light-weight heavyweight world champion Aung La N Sang gave his followers loads to cheer about making gentle work of Gilberto Galvao in simply 89 seconds. A flurry of strikes noticed the Burmese Python document back-to-back wins, having misplaced three out of 4 previous to that. One other man bouncing again after a loss was Garry Tonon. He received 2023 off to the right begin with a first-round kimura win over Johnny Nunez. Tonon’s defeat final day out was his first in seven ONE MMA bouts, and he can now start to lookup once more within the featherweight division.