Former champ Kiarat Akhmetov moved his winning streak to four consecutive in a fight against Danny Kingad recently, defeating him via unanimous decision.
The fight headlined ONE Championship’s pre-taped “Winter Warriors 2” card, which aired for the first time on Friday. The fight originally took place earlier this month at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
Akhmetov utilized his wrestling skills throughout, putting Kingad on his back numerous times during the fight. His control from takedowns stopped Kingad from being able to attack for most of the fight and made it an undeniable result after three rounds of action.
Akhmetov has gone undefeated since 2018. His last fight was in late 2020, defeating Kim Dae Hwan on scorecards.
Kingad was fighting for the first time in nearly two years. The ONE veteran previously appeared in early 2020, beating Xie Wei.
Kwon Folds Belingon With Body Punch, Wants Title Fight Next
Kwon Won Il scored a big win in the co-main event, stopping Kevin Belingon in the last round with a brutal body shot.
Kwon folded Belingon in the final frame, scoring a clean hook to the body that caused the bout to end. The fight came after a hard back-and-forth striking battle that the featherweights were engaged in.
Kwon has now scored three stoppage wins in the ONE cage. His previous fight, an early 2021 win against Chen Rui, ended in a similar body shot fashion.
A fired-up Kwon called for a title fight after his win.
Belingon is now on a brutal four-fight skid, getting finished in every appearance.
Bigdash Wins In First Fight Since 2018
Vitaly Bigdash picked up a win in his first appearance in over three years, defeating Fan Rong with a third-round submission.
Bigdash slipped in a rear naked choke early in the third round for a tap. This submission came after a relatively controlling performance in previous rounds.
Bigdash called for a trilogy bout against Aung La N Sang in his post-fight interview.
He was appearing for the first time since late 2018.
Fan entered the card on a two-fight winning streak.
Ramazanov Picks Up Decision Win, Protects Flawless Record
Murad Ramazanov protected his undefeated record in his appearance, scoring a unanimous decision win over Zebaztian Kadestam.
Ramazanov used his wrestling skills to dominate Kadestam throughout. He took the experienced middleweight down in every round, often using the positions to land ground and pound shots.
Ramazanov now has 11 pro wins, including three victories in ONE.
Kadestam has now lost three straight fights in ONE. His prior bout was early this year, getting submitted by Gadzimurad Abdulaev.
Brave CF Vet Loman Wins ONE Debut
Former Brave CF Bantamweight Stephen Loman had a strong performance against Yusup Saadulaev, finishing him in the first round with strikes in his ONE debut.
Loman dropped Saadulaev late in the first round with a clean overland left punch. The referee was quick to step in and end the fight while Loman looked for ground and pound shots.
Loman previously fought in Brave CF, where he was champion since 2017 and defended his belt four times.
Loman was also competing for the first time since late 2019.
Saadulaev entered the bout on a three-fight winning streak in ONE. This included a victory he scored against Troy Worthen late last year.
Sangio Picks Up Quick Submission In ONE Debut
Undefeated prospect Jhanlo Mark Sangio had a quick performance for his ONE Championship debut, submitting Paul Lumihi in the first round.
After overwhelming Lumihi with punches on the feet, Sangio took his back and applied a rear naked choke win for the tap.
Sangiao was making his ONE debut after scoring three wins on the regional scene in the Philippines.
Lumihi remains winless through five appearances in the ONE cage. Of those fights, four have come via stoppage.
The Rest of the Card
GLORY Kickboxing alum Arian Sadikovic won his ONE debut on the prelims, fighting to a scorecard win over Mustapha Haida in a kickboxing bout. Haida has now lost three consecutive kickboxing bouts.
Fabricio de Andrade spoiled the return of Li Kai Wen, finishing him late in the first round with strikes. Li, a fighter who was competing for the first time since 2019, was on a four-fight winning streak.
Joseph Lasiri had an explosive win to open the card, flooring Asahi Shinagawa in the first round of a Muay Thai bout with an overhand right for a stoppage.
Main Card (7:30AM EST / 8:30PM SGT) (Bleacher Report App / Youtube)
Bout 9: Kairat Akhmetov def. Danny Kingad via Decision, Unanimous (MMA Bout)
Bout 8: Kwon Won Il def. Kevin Belingon via TKO, Strikes (RD 3) (MMA Bout)
Bout 7: Vitaly Bigdash def. Fan Rong via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 3) (MMA Bout)
Bout 6: Murad Ramazanov def. Zebaztian Kadestam via Decision, Unanimous (MMA Bout)
Bout 5: Stephen Loman def. Yusup Saadulaev via TKO, Strikes (RD 1) (MMA Bout)
Bout 4: Jhanlo Mark Sangiao def. Paul Lumihi via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1) (MMA Bout)
Lead Card (6:30AM EST / 7:30PM SGT) (Bleacher Report App / Youtube)
Bout 3: Arian Saidkovic def. Mustapha Haida via Decision, Unanimous (Kickboxing Bout)
Bout 2: Fabricio de Andrade vs. Li Kai Wen via TKO, Strikes (RD 1) (MMA Bout)
Bout 1: Joseph Lasiri def. Asahi Shinagawa via TKO, Strikes (RD 1) (Muay Thai Bout)