Smilla Sundell, ONE Fight Night 22

Smilla Sundell Folds Natalia Diachkova With Body Shot In ONE Fight Night 22 Main Event

ONE Championship (ONE) returned to the iconic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium with ONE Fight Night 22: Sundell vs. Diachkova.

In the main event, 19-year-old teenage sensation Smilla Sundell overcame her toughest test yet scoring a come-from-behind victory over Natalia “Karelian Lynx” Diachkova.

Diachkova started fast and aggressively, peppering Sundell with left and right combinations that found the mark. By the middle of the first round, Sundell’s face showed noticeable wear as Diachkova continued to connect with power shots.

However, “The Hurricane” stayed true to her moniker and kept pushing the pace in the second frame, forcing her Russian opponent on the back foot. A crushing left hook to the body took the wind out of Diachkova’s sail, as she was left defenseless in her corner.

Sundell tagged Diachkova with three more left hooks to the head, followed by a series of knees, forcing referee Olivier Coste to call a halt to the contest.

​​In the co-main event, Akbar Abdullaev scored his third straight finish in ONE Championship, taking out Halil “No Mercy” Amir in a battle of undefeated featherweight MMA rising stars.

The fight featured tense grappling exchanges, as both men looked to jockey for prime position in the ring. Amir used his taekwondo background to keep Abdullaev on the defensive, as the latter opted to close the distance and move in for takedowns.

In the second stanza, Abdullaev turned up the heat and connected with a fierce combination as the two separated from the clinch. A thunderous left hook landed right on the button for the Kyrgyzstani athlete, knocking Amir out cold with only seconds left in the round.

For ONE Fight Night 22: Sundell vs. Diachkova, ONE Championship has been proud to partner with Stage Front VIP (global VIP experience partner), Monster Energy (exclusive energy drink partner), TUMI (official premium luggage partner), and Fairtex (official glove partner), featuring branding in-stadium and inside the ring, custom branded content across broadcast and digital, and more.

ONE Fight Night 22: Sundell vs. Diachkova Complete Results

Smilla Sundell defeats Natalia Diachkova via TKO (body shots – referee stoppage) at 2:59 of round two (Muay Thai – catchweight 126.5 lbs)

Akbar Abdullaev defeats Halil Amir via KO (left hook) at 2:52 of round two (MMA – featherweight)

Dmitry Menshikov defeats Sinsamut Klinmee via KO (clinch elbow-knee combo) at 1:33 of round three (Muay Thai – lightweight)

Maurice Abevi defeats Zhang Lipeng via unanimous decision (MMA – catchweight 174 lbs)

Wei Rui defeats Hiroki Akimoto via unanimous decision (kickboxing – bantamweight)

Reece McLaren defeats Hu Yong via split decision (MMA – flyweight)

Rungrawee Sitsongpeenong defeats Bogdan Shumarov via split decision (kickboxing – lightweight)

Chihiro Sawada defeats Noelle Grandjean via unanimous decision (MMA – atomweight)

Zakaria El Jamari defeats Thongpoon PK Saenchai via unanimous decision (Muay Thai – strawweight)

Bianca Basilio defeats Nanami Ichikawa via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:35 of a single round (submission grappling – catchweight 132 lbs)

Sean Climaco defeats Josue Cruz via KO (left body shot) at 2:06 of round one (Muay Thai – flyweight)

Performance bonus winners:

– Akbar Abdullaev (US$50,000)

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