The martial arts motion main as much as the headline points of interest of ONE Battle Night time 7: Lineker vs. Andrade II featured one thing for each fight sports activities fan.
Intense kickboxing battles, gritty grappling matches, and monumental MMA bouts all wowed spectators on the iconic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 24.
In case you missed any of the primary eight contests on the Thai landmark on Friday evening, right here’s what went down.
Martin Nguyen Will get Again In The Win Column
Former two-division ONE World Champion Martin Nguyen stated he had “one probability and one probability solely” to kick off one other run to the featherweight gold. On Friday, he conquered his first impediment, as he decimated the battle-hardened Leonardo Casotti in a real firefight.
The Vietnamese-Australian dynamo inflicted harm to his rival’s lead leg all through the primary spherical, and he rocked the Brazilian kickboxing star along with his trademark overhand proper within the second.
Nguyen – the division’s #4-ranked contender – landed his first takedown with two minutes left within the final stanza, and he would transfer to the mount place and rain down elbows earlier than the ultimate bell sounded to finish the featherweight MMA contest.
The unanimous determination win improved Nguyen’s file to 15-6 and saved his World Title hopes alive.
Saemapetch Fairtex Stuns Zhang Chenglong In Kickboxing Debut
Saemapetch Fairtex proved he’s simply as harmful in a pair of 8-ounce gloves as he’s in his ordinary 4-ounce mitts.
The highest-ranked bantamweight Muay Thai contender defeated “Muay Thai Boy” Zhang Chenglong by unanimous determination of their kickboxing battle at Lumpinee Stadium.
All through the three-round affair, the 28-year-old stayed aggressive, monitoring Zhang across the ring and pelting him with boxing combos that had been capped off with physique kicks.
Saemapetch’s placing mastery powered him to his first win below ONE’s kickboxing rule set, improved his mixed placing file to 125-18-1, and made him an immediate risk to the higher echelon of the game’s bantamweight division.
Danny Kingad Wins Three-Spherical Warfare With Eko Roni Saputra
Filipino star Danny Kingad and surging Indonesian standout Eko Roni Saputra placed on a present of their high-stakes flyweight MMA contest.
After a fast-paced first spherical, #3-ranked flyweight contender Kingad discovered his groove within the second body with flurries of punishing and exact strikes, seemingly placing the Indonesian on his final legs.
Saputra survived, however the Filipino used his newly upgraded grappling repertoire to dominate within the last stanza and cap off a barnburner of a battle.
“The King” took house the unanimous determination victory, improved his stellar profession file to 15-3, and snapped his rival’s seven-bout successful streak.
Danielle Kelly Made To Work, Takes Unanimous Resolution
Danielle Kelly could have struggled early in her 119-pound catchweight submission grappling match, however she in the end discovered her groove and left the ring along with her second consecutive victory on the earth’s largest martial arts group.
Within the early portion of the 10-minute contest, former ONE Ladies’s Strawweight World Title challenger Ayaka Miura used her sheer power and judo expertise to bother the American BJJ phenom, as she relentlessly hunted for her trademark scarf-hold Americana.
Ultimately, after seven minutes of motion, Kelly was capable of reverse the place, safe the mount, and step over to the again looking for a rear-naked choke. The Philadelphia native was seemingly near getting the faucet, however the ultra-tough Miura held on to see the ultimate bell.
With the victory, Kelly improved her submission grappling file to 21-7-1 and known as out her previous foe, Jessa Khan.
Françesko Xhaja Takes Cut up-Resolution Victory Over Andrei Stoica
After a turbulent promotional debut, Françesko “Smile” Xhaja lastly obtained the win he was in search of in ONE Championship.
The SB Fitness center consultant scored a razor-thin break up determination over former ONE Mild Heavyweight Kickboxing World Title challenger Andrei “Mr. KO” Stoica.
The 2 behemoths swung sledgehammers at one another for the higher a part of 9 minutes throughout their mild heavyweight kickboxing showdown. However “Smile” discovered his footing in spherical three, as he pumped boxing combos into Stoica’s face.
Xhaja’s efficiency proved he might certainly hold with the division’s most seasoned strikers, and it could have gotten him nearer to a bout with divisional king Roman Kryklia.
Victoria Souza Ruins Linda Darrow’s Good Report
Victoria “Vick” Souza confirmed an all-around higher stand-up and floor recreation in opposition to undefeated Indonesian debutante Linda Darrow to take house the win of their atomweight MMA bout.
From the get-go, “Vick” popped her opponent with jabs to arrange quite a lot of strikes that labored to her benefit. Even when the match hit the bottom, Darrow couldn’t flip the tide in her favor as she struggled to lock up a submission and even return to her toes.
After three rounds of motion, the Brazilian did enoughto earn the unanimous determination victory and bump her MMA file to 7-1. Within the course of, she handed the Indonesian her first profession loss.
Tommy Langaker Heel Hooks Uali Kurzhev
World-class BJJ black belt Tommy Langaker made fast work of multiple-time Sambo World Champion Uali Kurzhev of their light-weight submission grappling showdown, as soon as once more demonstrating the ability of jiu-jitsu.
The Norwegian was aggressive from the opening bell. He threw a flurry of submission makes an attempt at Kurzhev, ultimately securing a clear inside heel hook and the faucet on the 2:58 mark of the 10-minute spherical.
With the seemingly easy victory, the 29-year-old sensation improved his ONE submission grappling file to 2-0, earned a US$50,000 efficiency bonus, and put himself in place for a shot at Kade Ruotolo‘s ONE Light-weight Submission Grappling World Title.
Adrian Mattheis Starches Zelang Zhaxi In 57 Seconds
Adrian Mattheis was in no temper to hold round in ONE Battle Night time 7’s opening contest.
“Papua Badboy” exploded out of the blocks in opposition to China’s Zelang Zhaxi, touchdown an unintentional low blow inside the primary 10 seconds of the strawweight MMA tilt.
Following a quick restoration interval, it was all Mattheis from there on out. The Indonesian star didn’t give Zelang any room to breathe and closed the present with one other wild flurry of punches after simply 57 seconds of motion.
The TKO win marks the Jakarta native’s eleventh profession victory and his eighth end in ONE Championship.