ONE Championship will show some of their best striking action on Friday, presenting a six-fight card that includes kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. ONE champion Ilias Ennahachi will headline the card, attempting to defend his belt for the second time when fighting Superlek Kiatmoo9.
Follow along throughout the evening for live coverage.
Main Card (7:30AM EST / 8:30PM SGT) (B/R Live / Youtube)
Bout 6: Ilias Ennahachi vs. Superlek Kiatmoo9 (135 lbs) (ONE Kickboxing Flyweight Championship)
Ennahachi Retains ONE Kickboxing Belt Following Five-Round Battle With Superlek
Ilias Ennahachi defended his ONE Kickboxing Flyweight Championship for the second time on Friday, taking a unanimous decision against Superlek Kiatmoo9.
Ennahachi’s win came after a close five-round battle. Superlek was handed the loss in the fight, although the result shocked some due to his performance throughout.
While Ennahachi had a strong start to the fight, Superlek was able to have more activity through all five rounds, especially in the latter half. The Thai fighter kept Ennahachi on the perimeter of the cage during most rounds, pressuring him with strikes.
Ennahachi was open to a fight against Rodtang Jitmuangnon, who was in the cage afterwards, but also mentioned he wanted to fight MMA talent Demetrious Johnson.
Successful in his return, Ennahachi now continues his reign with ONE’s 135-pound kickboxing belt. His previous fight was in late 2019, where he defeated Wang Wenfeng via decision.
Superlek was given the title fight after a strong run of wins in ONE’s Muay Thai and kickboxing divisions. His last fight prior to Friday was a decision win against Fahdi Khaled in September.
Bout 5: Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Davit Kiria (155 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)
Petrosyan Earns Decision Against Kiria Win In Return
Giorgio Petrosyan defeated Davit Kiria via unanimous decision in his return to competition on Friday. The win for Petrosyan saw him have the better striking throughout a three-round kickboxing bout.
Petrosyan put together slick combinations during the fight, landing flurries of punches and knees to the body.
Petrosyan was competing for the first time in a year. His previous fight was a win against Samy Sana, which took place in the finals of a three-round grand prix hosted by ONE.
After his win, Petrosyan said he was open to to fighting Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, who called him out previously.
The fight was a rematch, as Petrosyan had defeated Kiria back in 2012 on a GLORY Kickboxing card.
Kiria was making his ONE debut.
Bout 4: Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs. Tagir Khalilov (135 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)
Rodtang Shows Striking, Confidence In Kickboxing Victory Over Rivas
Rodtang Jitmuangnon had a controlling victory on Friday, defeating Tagir Khalilov via scorecards under kickboxing rules. The ONE Muay Thai champ was competing under ONE’s kickboxing rules for the first time.
Rodtang walked Rivas down throughout the fight, connecting with shots and even boasting his confidence throughout.
While Khalilov lost his ONE debut, he was able to put together his own shots and clearly had confident to match Rodtang’s demeanour. Khalilov was able to snag one of the three scorecards.
Rodtang’s previous fight saw him defend his ONE Muay Thai belt against Petchdam Petchyindee Academy in July.
Rodtang already has his next fight set up, as he is currently booked to fight Jacob Smith during ONE’s April 7th event.
Bout 3: Hiroki Akimoto vs. Zhang Chenglong (145 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)
Akimoto Defeats Zhang In Rematch
Hiroki Akimoto put together a solid performance to earn a unanimous decision win against Zhang Chenglong in a kickboxing rematch. The scorecard win continued Akimoto’s recent momentum, giving him his second consecutive victory against Zhang.
Akimoto had the better striking throughout the bout, connecting with the better shots with a higher frequency.
The rematch between Akimoto and Zhang was booked after they fought to a close decision in the Fall. With his win on Friday, Zhang is now on a three-fight win streak in ONE.
Bout 2: Wondergirl Fairtex vs. Jackie Buntan (125 lbs) (Muay Thai Bout)
ONE Newcomer Buntan Hands Wondergirl Decision Loss
Debuting ONE fighter Jackie Buntan pulled of an upset in a Muay Thai bout, defeating Wondergirl Fairtex on scorecards and handing the 125-pound fighter his first loss under the promotion.
Buntan’s best moment was late in the first round, where she landed a clean left hook that completely floored Wondergirl. Wondergirl’s pace slowed significantly following the knockdown, having a low output against Buntan, who was then dictating the pace of the fight.
Bout 1: Victoria Lee (0-0) vs. Sunisa Srisen (4-1) (115 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Lee Submits Srisen In Pro Debut
Victoria Lee, the sister of ONE fighters Christian and Angela Lee, had a strong pro debut to open the main card, submitting Sunisa Srisen early in the second round with a rear naked choke. Lee’s best moments in the short fight came from her ability to use her wrestling ability for takedowns.
Lee, who was making her debut at 16-years-old, controlled a large portion of the first round on the back of Srisen, landing punches and elbows when not attempting a rear naked choke. She scored a takedown early in the second round to find the choke again, this time causing a quick tap from Srisen.
Lee often take punches during exchanges with Srisen on the feet, although the strikes seemingly didn’t do considerable damage.
Lee had a lot of eyes on her pro debut due to her siblings being two of the more notable stars in ONE.
The bout was Srisen’s third bout in ONE. She earned her first promotional win last year, defeating Rika Ishige on scorecards.