ONE Championship™ (ONE), returned to the Singapore Indoor Stadium with the final installment of a phenomenal event series. ONE: INSIDE THE MATRIX IV, a previously recorded show broadcast globally on Friday, 20 November, featured a host of exciting martial arts contests.
In the main event, Aslanbek Zikreev of Russia put together an impressive showcase of boxing, stifling China’s “Golden Boy” Wang Junguang with relentless aggression and accurate punching.
The Russian and European Muay Thai Champion stormed out of the gates looking to mount an offensive in the opening round. Wang, a former ONE World Title challenger, scored with a plethora of well-placed left hooks throughout the contest that appeared to hurt Zikreev. But it wasn’t enough to thwart the Russian, who was determined to upset his Chinese counterpart.
After three rounds of solid ONE Super Series kickboxing action, Zikreev came away with a close split decision victory on the judges’ scorecards.
ONE: Inside the Matrix IV results
Catch Weight (58.3KG) Kickboxing
Aslanbek Zikreev defeats Wang “Golden Boy” Junguang via split decision
Catch Weight (59KG) Muay Thai
Joseph “The Hurricane” Lasiri defeats Rocky Ogden via split decision
Kwon “Pretty Boy” Won Il defeats Bruno “Puccibull” Pucci via TKO at 2:00 of round one
Ryogo “Kaitai” Takahashi defeats Yoon “The Big Heart” Chang Min via knockout at 2:52 of round two
Catch Weight (61.3KG)
Maira Mazar defeats Choi Jeong Yun via TKO at 4:26 of round three