Mauro Cerilli earned a stoppage win in the main event of ONE Championship’s “Unbreakable II” card, stopping Abdulbasir Vagabov in the second round. The main event fight was pre-taped last week at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore and aired for the first time on Friday.
The stoppage win for Cerilli came after a straight punch and a leg kick dropped Vagabov. The knockdown allowed Cerilli to pounce on Vagabov, where he threw a series of punches until the referee stopped the fight.
Cerilli returned to the win column with the fight. His previous bout was a decision loss to former UFC fighter Arjan Bhullar.
After the win, Cerilli called for another shot at ONE’s heavyweight champion Brandon Vera.
Cerilli’s first championship fight was in 2018, where he was stopped in just over a minute by Vera.
Vagabov made his ONE debut in the fight. He entered the bout following a 10-fight win streak on the regional scene which mostly came against inexperienced opponents.
Takenaka Hunts For, Eventually Secures Submission Win Against Delfino
Daichi Takenaka earned a rear naked choke win in the co-main event, defeating Ivanildo Delfino in the third round. The finish for Takenaka came after numerous minutes of pursing the submission.
Before the fight finished in the final round, Delfino spent most of the second round avoiding a choke.
The fight was Takenaka’s return to action after over a year outside of the cage. His previous fight was a decision loss to Yusup Saadulaev.
Deflino has now lost two-in-a-row. His previous fight, which was the first loss of his career, came to Tatsumitsu Wada in January of 2020.
Kwon Tests Chen’s Toughness, Finishes Him With Body Shot
Kwon Won Il landed a clean hook to the body of Chen Rui that took him out of action early in the third round. The win for Kwon came after three rounds that tested the toughness of Chen.
The opening minutes of the fight saw the 145-pound fighters exchange hectic combinations of strikes on the feet.
Kwon controlled the fight late in the first round, as he was able to throw dozens of punches and elbows after moving into full mount on the ground. Chen was able to avoid some punches while on his back and return to the feet before the round concluded.
Kwon clearly hurt Chen with strikes in the second round, connecting with punches and even a spinning back elbow.
Kwon was returning after a stoppage win against Bruno Pucci in November.
Chen had a two-fight win streak stopped by Kwon.
Isaev Earns First-Round Knockout Win
Beybulat Isaev earned a hard knockout victory against Mihaljo Kecojevic on the main card, flooring him with a right hook during an exchange of punches in the kickboxing bout.
The fight was immediately stopped when Isaev connected with his right hook, as it folded Kecojevic made the referee call bout.
Isaev lost his ONE debut in 2019, being stopped within a round by Anderson “Braddock” Silva.
Kecojevic was making his ONE debut.
Em Returns To Win Column, Defeats Choi With Punches
Sovannahry Em picked up a stoppage win on the card, stopping Choi Jeong Yun with strikes. Em finished the fight in the second round, where she landed a series of punches from the crucifix position that made the referee intervene.
Prior to the finish, Em controlled Choi with takedowns and grappling.
“That was a lot harder than I thought it would be,” said Em in her post-fight interview.
The fight was Em’s first as a pro that went longer than one round.
Both fighters were returning after taking their first loss as a pro in their previous fight.
Em was handed her first loss as a in December of 2019, where she got in a guillotine choke by Rayane Bastos.
Choi’s loss was more recent, being stopped by Maira Mazar with ground and pound in November.
‘Reug Reug’ Wins ONE Debut
Oumar Kane, also known as “Reug Reug,” had a strong ONE debut to kick off the card, defeating Alain Ngalani late in the first round with ground and pound.
With Kane keeping control over Ngalani while on the ground, he landed more than a dozen strikes before the referee stopped the fight.
The stoppage came shortly after both fighters were warned by the referee to be more active.
The win was Kane’s second win since turning pro in MMA. His previous victory was an impressive victory in ARES.
Ngalani’s previous fight was a first-round stoppage loss to Mauro Cerilli.
Bout 6: Mauro Cerilli def. Abdulbasir Vagabov via TKO, Strikes (RD 2)
Bout 5: Daichi Takenaka def. Ivanildo Delfino via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 3) (MMA Bout)
Bout 4: Kwon Won Il def. Chen Rui via TKO, Strikes (RD 3) (MMA Bout)
Bout 3: Beybulat Isaev def. Mihaljo Kecojevic via TKO, Strikes (RD 1) (Kickboxing)
Bout 2: Sovannahry Em def. Choi Jeong Yun via TKO, Strikes (RD 2) (MMA Bout)
Bout 1: Oumar Kane def. Alain Ngalani via TKO, Strikes (RD 1) (MMA Bout)