ONE Championship returned to action today and this is your ONE: Unbreakable II recap. The explosive card featured six bouts contested under both mixed martial arts and kickboxing rules. All of these bouts ended via knockout, technical knockout, or submission.
It was a strong sophomore effort in ONE’s Unbreakable series which kicked off last week.
In the main event, former ONE heavyweight title contender Mauro Cerilli spoiled the long-awaited promotional debut of Abdulbasir Vagabov. Cerilli used the entire length of the space and avoided Vagabov’s powerful right hand. Simultaneously looking to counter with his own haymakers and in the second round, Cerilli hurt Vagabov with a low kick. This sent the Russian reeling and then Cerilli sealed the win with a steady stream of ground to halt the contest.
In the co-main event, rising flyweight Daichi Takenaka tapped out Ivanildo Delfino in a high-octane grappling affair. The first frame was largely a stalemate but in the second frame, Takenaka took Delfino’s back and worked for a rear-naked choke. This lasted for around two minutes then when the fight progressed to the final stanza, Takenaka took the back again early. This time successfully working the forearm underneath Delfino’s chin to secure the choke and force the submission.
ONE: Unbreakable II recap
Kwon Won Il stymied a spirited effort from Chen Rui and won by knockout in the third frame. The two traded thunderous strikes in the center for the bulk of the contest. Neither man was willing to give an inch. This resulted in a thrilling second-round that left both men close to exhaustion. In the opening moments of the final frame, Kwon cornered Chen and delivered a devastating blow to the ribs to end the pugilistic proceedings.
WMC Muay Thai World Champion Beybulat Isaev dispatched Serbian Kickboxing Champion Mihajlo Kecojevic. He knocked the taller fighter out with a single punch in the first round. In the process, setting a new record for the fastest light heavyweight ONE Super Series KO. Kecojevic used his size and reach advantage to pressure Isaev against the fence. Isaev looked to ward off the advance with a sharp counter right hand. That strike sent Kecojevic crashing face-first into the canvas and it was “Goodnight, Irene” to use the parlance of ONE commentary.
Sovannahry Em excited the masses by stopping Choi Jeong Yun inside of two rounds. Choi showcased her superior striking early and used her length well to keep Em from getting close. But Em was able to eventually enter the clinch position, showing tremendous control and neutralizing Choi’s stand-up arsenal. In the second stanza, The Sweet Savage took Choi to the mat. She maneuvered into a mounted crucifix and laid in the ground-and-pound to notch the TKO win.
Reug Reug wins ONE Championship debut
In his highly anticipated ONE debut, Senegalese sensation Reug Reug Oumar Kane scored an emphatic knockout. Kane did so over multi-time Kickboxing and Muay Thai world titlist Alain Ngalani. Ngalani did a lot of early bodywork with his kicks in this heavyweight affair. But once Reug Reug closed the distance, he successfully took Ngalani to the ground. Subsequently, Kane pounded his foe with a flurry of unanswered right hands to earn the stoppage.
ONE Championship returns with ONE: Unbreakable III, a previously recorded event which is scheduled for international broadcast on Friday, February 5th.
Topping that marquee is former ONE atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai world champion Stamp Fairtex continues her historic quest for a third ONE World Title in the MMA ranks. It’s arguably the toughest test of her career as she puts her undefeated mixed martial arts record on the line against savvy grappler Alyona Rassohyna.
Official Results for ONE: Unbreakable II
Mixed Martial Arts – Heavyweight: Mauro Cerilli defeats Abdulbasir Vagabov via TKO at 0:36 of Round Two
MMA- Flyweight: Daichi Takenaka defeats Ivanildo Delfino via Submission (Rear-naked Choke) at 2:55 of Round Three
Mixed Martial Arts – Bantamweight: Kwon Won Il defeats Chen Rui via TKO at 0:31 of Round Three
Kickboxing – Light Heavyweight: Beybulat Isaev defeats Mihajlo Kecojevic via Knockout at 1:22 of Round One
Mixed Martial Arts – Catch Weight (62.45 KG): Sovannahry Em defeats Choi Jeong Yun via TKO at 2:51 of Round Two
Mixed Martial Arts – Heavyweight: Oumar Kane defeats Alain Ngalani via TKO at 4:32 of Round One
This concludes your ONE: Unbreakable II recap. Check out a replay of the fistic fireworks below.
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