A trio of title fights is set to headline the stacked “Revolution” card from ONE Championship on Friday. The 11-bout card in total will take place live this morning from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
In the main event of the show, Christian Lee will attempt to defend his 170-pound MMA belt against rising contender Ok Rae Yoon. The card also includes a trilogy title fight at 125-pounds and a Muay Thai belt on the line in the co-main event.
Follow along throughout the evening for live updates.
Lead Card (6:30AM EDT / 6:30PM SGT) (Bleacher Report App / Youtube)
Main Card (8:30AM EDT / 8:30PM SGT) (Bleacher Report App / Youtube)
Bout 11: Christian Lee (15-3) vs. Ok Rae Yoon (15-3) (ONE MMA Lightweight Championship) (170 lbs)
Ok Dethrones Lee In Controversial Decision
Ok Rae Yoon pulled off a massive upset in the main event, dethroning Christian Lee to become the new ONE 170-pound MMA Champion. Ok took the fight via unanimous decision, in a result that many disagreed with.
Lee had a good start to the fight, being the more active fighter in the opening frame. He was able to look for a rear naked choke late in the second round after putting together some shots that connected.
Ok earned a flash knockdown early in the third round with a combination of hooks. Lee answered back only seconds later, dropping an aggressive Ok with an overhand right.
Ok started to take over the fight in the fourth, advancing on Lee and throwing with more shots as fatigue presumably set in.
A close final round finished on a high note for Lee, as he stunned Ok again with an overhand right – this time not knocking him down.
Lee was ONE’s 170-pound champion for over two years. He defended his belt twice, including a stoppage victory over Timofey Nastyukhin earlier this year.
Lee disputed the result of the fight afterward, calling for a rematch and for the fight result to be overturned.
“I have a lot of respect for Ok Rae Yoon … But I won that fight,” said Lee during an interview that was met with some boos from the small audience in attendance.
Ok’s title win was the peak of an incredibly quick climb up the ONE rankings.
The Korean welterweight made his ONE debut in April, defeating big names Marat Gafurov and former UFC Champion Eddie Alvarez.
Bout 10: Capitan Petchyindee Academy vs. Mehdi Zatout (ONE Kickboxing Bantamweight Championship) (145 lbs)
Capitan Takes Unanimous Decision Win, Defends ONE Muay Thai Belt For First Time
Capitan Petchyindee Academy defended his 145-pound ONE Kickboxing Championship for the first time in the co-main event, fighting five rounds for a close unanimous decision victory. The close fight saw Capitan string together a trio of dominant rounds to secure the win.
Capitan had the better shots in rounds two to four, sometimes piecing together punches that visibly rocked Zatout. While these strikes clearly did damage, Zatout was able to remain on his feet and often smile confidently toward Capitan.
While Capitan connected with a higher frequency and level of accuracy in the core rounds of this fight, Zatout often answered back with his own punches as well.
Zatout regained some momentum late in the fight, as Capitan seemingly took the pressure off in the final three minutes.
Capitan was fighting for the first time since dethroning inaugural champ Alaverdi Ramazanov in January. He apologized after the fight, mentioning that he didn’t think he put together a good enough performance.
Zatout was put in the title shot position after defeating Victor Pinto in a kickboxing bout last year.
Bout 9: Joshua Pacio (19-3) vs. Yosuke Saruta (21-9-3) (ONE MMA Strawweight Championship) (125 lbs)
Pacio Finishes Saruta Early, Gets Lead In Three-Fight Rivalry
A hectic flurry of punches from Joshua Pacio stopped Yosuke Saruta in the first round, retaining his 125-pound MMA belt and taking the lead in their rivalry.
Pacio hurt Saruta late in the opening round, throwing a series of hooks that dropped Saruta three times in just a few seconds. Pacio continued to swarm Saruta after the third knockdown, causing the referee to step in and end the fight.
Pacio had fought Saruta twice before in title bouts, winning and losing a contest in 2019. He is now on a four-fight winning streak that includes his previous win over Saruta and two other title defenses.
Saruta was put in the title position after defeating Daichi Kitakata and Yoshitaka Naito in recent years.
Bout 8: Martin Nguyen (13-4) vs. Kim Jae Woong (11-4) (155 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Kim Stops Former Champ Nguyen In First Round
Kim Jae Woong scored a big win on Friday, stopping the returning former 155-pound champ Martin Nguyen in the first round with punches.
Kim stopped Nguyen suddenly in the first round with a right hook, scoring a knockdown and causing the referee to step in only seconds later.
The matchup was a close stand-up battle in the minutes before the stoppage.
Nguyen was appearing for the first time since losing his 155-pound belt to Thanh Le last year. Before then, he defended the belt three times from 2017 to 2019.
Kim has now finished his past two opponents. He finished his previous opponent, stopping Tetsuya Yamada in late 2020 with strikes.
Bout 7: Amir Aliakbari (10-2) vs. Anatoly Malykhin (9-0) (265 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Undefeated Malykhin Puts Away Aliakbari Early
Undefeated heavyweight Anatoly Malykhin made quick work of Amir Aliakbari on Friday, stopping him in the first round with punches.
Malykhin hurt Aliakbari numerous times during their brief fight, dropping him twice before the bout was stopped.
Malykhin first knocked down Aliakbari with an overhand right in the first minute. Back on the feet minutes later, Malykhin connected with a clean three-punch combination that flattened Aliakbari, ending the fight.
Malykhin has now hit double digits with his pro wins, having scored 10 victories since debuting in 2016. He won his ONE debut earlier this year, finishing Alexandre Machado within a round.
It was mentioned on the broadcast afterward that Malykhin would be next in line to face heavyweight champion Arjan Bhullar.
Aliakbari is now on a two-fight losing streak. He was finished quickly in his promotional debut earlier this year, getting stopped by Kang Ji Won in February.
Bout 6: Victoria Lee (2-0) vs. Victoria Souza (5-0) (115 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Lee Secures First TKO Win, Remains Undefeated
Victoria Lee’s dominant ground control earned her another win on Friday, defeating Victoria Souza with a second-round stoppage to open the main card.
Lee put an end to the bout in the second round with a steady pace of ground and pound punches and elbows from half guard. The strikes came after she attempted numerous submissions on the ground.
Lee, 17, now has three wins since turning pro in February. Her two other wins were also via stoppage, submitting Sunisa Srisen and Wang Luping earlier this year.
Souza was making her ONE debut after an undefeated five-fight run on the regional scene.
Bout 5: Lito Adiwang (12-3) vs. Hexigetu (9-4) (125 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Adiwang Ends Win Streak of Hexigetu
Lito Adiwang fought to a unanimous decision win to finish the prelims, ending the win streak of Hexigetu.
Adiwang was the more active fight through three rounds, often advancing on Hexigetu during quick exchanges.
Hexigetu was given a yellow card in the second round after two accidental groin kicks to Adiwang. He was given a second card one round later after another groin strike landed.
Adiwang has now won four of his five appearances on ONE flagship events. He scored a stoppage win in his previous fight, defeating Namiki Kawahara in January.
Hexigetu entered the bout on a three-fight win streak in the promotion.
Bout 4: Petchdam Gaiyanghadao vs. Taiki Naito (135 lbs) (Muay Thai Bout)
Naito Makes Comeback For Decision Win Over Petchdam
Battling back from an early knockdown, Taiki Naito secured a split decision victory over Petchdam Gaiyanghadao in a Muay Thai bout.
Petchdam got a lead early in the fight, dropping Naito in the third round with a left cross. The fight became closer in the second and third rounds, as they got into back-and-forth exchanges where Naito was able to engage in counter-striking.
Petchdam was appearing in ONE for the first time after losing a title fight to Rodtang Jitmuangnon a year ago.
The fight put Naito back into the win column in Muay Thai. He had competed in kickboxing in his prior bout, defeating Wang Wenfeng via decision earlier this year.
Bout 3: Marcus Buchecha (0-0) vs. Anderson Braddock Silva (3-1) (265 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Grappling Ace Buchecha Gets First-Round Submission In MMA Debut
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu grappling champion Marcus Buchecha won his MMA debut on the prelims, submitting kickboxer Anderson with a north-south choke in the first round.
Buchecha went for a takedown in the fight almost immediately. Quickly moving into a north-south position, Buchecha softened Silva up with knees to the head before finishing the fight with a choke.
Silva was making his first MMA appearance in ONE. While he has prior MMA bouts, his previous outings in the promotion were under kickboxing rules.
Silva was taking the fight on short notice to replace Thomas Narmo. Buchecha thanked him for taking the fight after, noting that he is friends with him.
Buchecha was moving to MMA after numerous medals in ADCC and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship from 2011 to 2019.
Bout 2: Petchtanong Banchamek vs. Zhang ChengLong (145 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)
Petchtanong Picks Up First ONE Win
Petchtanong Banchamek had a strong kickboxing performance over Zhzang ChengLong to earn his first promotional victory, taking a unanimous decision win.
Petchtanong was the more aggressive fighter throughout, marching forward with strikes and out-landing Zhang.
Petchtanong was coming back after a rough promotional debut from last year, where Capitan Petchyindee stopped him in just six seconds with punches.
Zhang is now on a four-fight losing streak in ONE, having gone winless since 2019.
Bout 1: James Yang (0-0) vs. Roel Rosauro (5-3) (155 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Yang Scores Stoppage Win In Debut
James Yang a quick win in his pro MMA debut to open the card, finishing Roel Rosauro with strikes after a dominant performance on the ground.
Yang took the fight down early and looked for a rear naked choke after taking the back of Rosauro.
Rosauro survived the first round, although a steady pace of ground and pound in the second round from Yang caused the bout to come to an end.
Yang had former UFC Flyweight Champion and ONE Championship fighter Demetrious Johnson in his corner for the fight.
Rosauro was coming back a year after earning his first ONE win, defeating Yohan Mulia Legowo.