Yours truly was at the ONE Championship™ (ONE) at the Stadium Negara recently to watch a really spectacular showcase of world-class mixed martial arts action.
The ONE: UNBREAKABLE WARRIORS featured eight Malaysian MMA superstars defending their home turf in front of a packed crowd cheering them on.
Each minute of action kept the crowd on the edge of their seats. In the end, Ting simply had more in the tank, earning the unanimous decision by outlasting Lisita who was thoroughly defeated, and even suffered a bloodied face but remained unbowed.
The two fighters gave their everything to strike, punch, kick and grappled each other every minute of the bout for the duration that it lasted, much to the delight of the packed Stadium Negara crowd. Past the midway point in round two however, a Wiratchai uppercut dropped Davis and an ensuing volley of punches effectively ended the bout.
Osenio and Osman wasted no time striking and immediately went into the clinch as soon as the bell sounded. The two scrambled continuously on the mat, trading positions on numerous occasions until Osenio caught Osman in a Guillotine Choke to force the tap, much to the obvious disappointment of the crowd which fell silent when April received her medal.....
Mizuno on the other hand scored repeatedly with highly accurate knees to the body. Towards the end of the fight, Galvao manage to land a couple of takedowns which the judges deemed enough to award him the victory.
The biggest weapon for Bryan was the straight right hand which he threw behind a counter left jab but Subba came well-prepared for the fight and knew he had to stay away from Bryan’s deceptive power. All three judges scored the bout in favor of Subba who took home the unanimous decision victory after three rounds.
After Umar caught a missed kick by Subba, he used the momentum to get the Malaysian prospect on the mat. Subba however executed a sweep shortly after and delivered his trademark elbows and fists from top control to force the Pakistani fighter to tap out.
Despite Toshi’s usual willingness to engage, Huang put her grappling skills on full display, submitting Toshi by Arm Triangle Choke just past the midway point of the first round.
After three rounds, Aiman used his superior striking and grappling to convince the judges to score in his favor.
Those who were there early were also entertained by Nik Qistina as well as Natasha Sass before the main even actually began...
And Ella, our Malaysian Rock Queen and Faizal Tahir ended the show with a bang....