Reug Reug to appeal TKO defeat in the wake of his chaotic fight finish against Kirill Grishenko. This heavyweight collision took place at ONE on TNT IV from Singapore Indoor Stadium on April 28th.
Oumar Kane posted on his personal social media to address his desire and his team’s desire to see the controversial bout outcome amended to a no contest.
Reug Reug had taken to social media to underline his intentions to appeal last night’s loss. According to the post, the shot that he was hit with after the bell left him “incapacitated” and unable to continue. pic.twitter.com/BRRX0OKBtQ
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As it stands presently, the Senegalese wrestling star took the first loss of his pro MMA career in this Grishenko contest.
His overall mixed martial arts record currently stands at 3-1 as of this writing. This was Oumar Kane’s third trip into the ONE Circle.
Kane’s point of contention was that the punch Grishenko threw was in fact a strike to the throat. Also, that the bout ending blow transpired after the bell had already sounded.
Oumar Kane collapsed to the mat shortly after protesting the strike and the bout was eventually waved off as the hulking athlete writhed on the ground.
Per Nick Atkin of South China Morning Post, Reug Reug went to hospital to get checked out after minutes of the ONE cageside medical team tending to him.
Reug Reug to appeal TKO
Reug Reug was riding back-to-back wins under the ONE Championship banner prior to this recent result. Oumar Kane garnered consecutive first-round knockouts over Alain Ngalani and Patrick Schmid earlier in the calendar year.
Previous ONE Championship outings for Reug Reug saw him showcase a marked advantage in the wrestling department. But in this fight, Grishenko was able to stifle the takedown attempts of Kane.
The Belarusian largely stymied the overall combative game of the Lutte Avec Frappe legend. Kirill Grishenko improved to 4-0 as a professional MMA fighter.
This sort of appeal process is certainly not an unprecedented thing in the ONE Championship ranks. In recent days, Eddie Alvarez had a bout outcome overturned after appealing his DQ loss to Iuri Lapicus that now stands as a no contest.