ONE Championship will begin their 2021 schedule of events on Friday with “Unbreakable,” a six-fight card from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. The event is headlined by championship kickboxing between Alaverdi Ramazanov and Capitan Petchyindee Academy.
Follow along throughout the morning for live updates on the event.
Main Card (7:30AM EST / 8:30PM SGT)
Bout 6: Alaverdi Ramazanov vs. Capitan Petchyindee Academy (145 lbs) (ONE Kickboxing Bantamweight) Championship)
Capitan Stops Ramazanov In The Second To Become New Kickboxing Champ
Capitan Petchyindee Academy became the new ONE Kickboxing Bantamweight Champion in the main event, making Alaverdi Ramazanov crack under the pressure of his strikes in the second round.
Capitan dropped Ramazanov in the second round, landing a combination of leg kicks, body punches and shots to the head. Ramazanov couldn’t get up for the 10 count, causing the fight to end.
The short performance for Capitan saw him keep Ramazanov on his backfoot.
Ramazanov’s previous fight, a win over Zhang Chenglong in 2019, was when he won the 145-pound belt.
Capitan was given the championship fight after earning a six-second win against Petchtanong Banchamek in September.
Bout 5: Shinya Aoki (45-9) vs. James Nakashima (12-1) (170 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Aoki Wins In Return To ONE, Hands Nakashima Second-Straight Loss
Shinya Aoki won in his return to flagship ONE Championship programming, submitting James Nakashima early with a face crank in the first round.
While mounted on the back of Nakashima early on, Aoki put in a face crank that caused a tap. Aoki was able to land with some leg kicks and punches before looking for the submission.
Aoki is now on a three-fight win streak since he dropped his 170-pound belt to Christian Lee in 2019. His previous fight before Friday, a win over Kimihiro Eto, was on a “Road to ONE” show in September of 2020.
Nakashima was taking a quick turnaround on Friday, coming back from losing a title fight in November to Kiamrian Abbasov. Nakashima was undefeated as a pro before his title loss in 2020.
Bout 4: Rade Opacic vs. Bruno Susano (265 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)
Opacic Earns Second ONE Kickboxing Win In Dominant Fashion
Rade Opacic earned his second ONE kickboxing victory on Friday, defeating Bruno Susano in the second round with punches. The finish victory for Opacic came after a dominant, one-sided performance through one-and-a-half rounds.
Opacic hurt Susano early with punches to the body. The consistent shots from Opacic caused the referee to give Susano a standing 10-count in the opening minute of the fight.
Susano was in trouble again late in the round, as Opacic pressured him against the cage with knees to the head and punches to the body.
A flurry of punches a minute into the second round caused the referee to step in and stop the fight.
Opacic’s ONE debut was in December, where he stopped Errol Zimmerman in the second round.
The fight was Susano’s ONE debut.
Bout 3: Zebaztian Kadestam (12-5) vs. Gadzhimurad Abdulaev (5-0) (185 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Abdulaev Wins ONE Debut With Submission
Gadzhimurad Abdulaev won his ONE debut on the main card, making quick work of Zebaztian Kadestam on the ground with a neck crank.
Shortly after landing a takedown from the back of Kadestam, Abdulaev put in a neck crank that caused the submission.
The win for Abdulaev was the sixth of his undefeated career. His previous fight, a win in 2019, came on ONE’s “Warrior Series” programming against Carlos Prates.
The fight was Kadestam’s first fight since 2019. His previous fight was a loss to Kiamrian Abbasov. The loss concluded a three-fight win streak for Kadestam.
Bout 2: Meng Bo (16-5) vs. Samara Santos (11-7-1) (115 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Meng Earns Third ONE Win, Defeats Santos Via Decision
Meng Bo earned her third consecutive victory in ONE, defeating Samara Santos via decision after three rounds.
Santos showed success from her back in the first round, working for an armbar before the round ran out of time.
Meng was able to score a takedown in the second round and land ground and pound from the position.
After looking for a takedown for most of the round, Meng finished the fight strong by getting a takedown and throwing strikes from full mount.
Like a few others on this card, Meng was returning after fighting back in November. Her previous win was a first-round stoppage victory over Priscilla Gaol.
Santos is now on a three-fight losing streak.
Bout 1: Namiki Kawahara (7-3-2) vs. Lito Adiwang (11-3) (125 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Adiwang Returns With Stoppage Win
Lito Adiwang returned to the win column to kick off the card, connecting with a left cross that dropped Namiki Kawahara and stopped the fight in the second round.
The stoppage victory for Adiwang came after a fight that was exclusively stand-up.
Adiwang bounced back from his first ONE loss, which came in a split decision against Hiroshi Minowa in November.
The fight was Kawahara’s ONE debut. The DEEP Impact Strawweight Champion took the fight on short notice, stepping in for Hexigetu.