One Championship 10-Year Martial Arts Celebration
On Saturday, March 26, 2022, Asia’s biggest mixed martial arts promotion, ONE Championship, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a full day of exciting fights at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The event features MMA, Muay Thai, and Kickboxing bouts and belts on the line in what may be a “Wrestlemania” scale event for the company. The main event features the top woman in the atomweight division, “Unstoppable” Angela Lee, defending her belt against rising muay Thai star turned MMA fighter Stamp Fairtex. Lee had to survive an early body shot blow but relied on her grappling and Championship mindset to dominate the rest of the bout to secure a rear-naked choke in the second round after attempting many submissions attempts to get the victory.
In the co-main event, former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson took part in a special attraction exhibition fight against top muay Thai superstar Rodtang Jitmuanngnon with four three-minute rounds, with the first and third rounds under muay Thai rules and the second and fourth round contested in MMA rules. Rodtang dominated the first round with powerful strikes and kicked, with Johnson barely surviving the first round. The second round went differently as Rodtang looked more cautious not to be taken down by Johnson, “Mighty Mouse” patiently circled and waited for an opportunity to shoot. The opening came when Jitmuangnon threw a kick, and Johnson got him on his back and quickly worked for a rear-naked choke. Jitmuangnon survived for a few seconds and refused to tap, getting choked out with 47 seconds left in the clock.
Adriano Moraes, who defeated Demetrious Johnson in his last bout, successfully defends his flyweight title against Yuya Wakamatsu. Yoshihiro Akiyama is successful in his anticipated bout against Shinya Aoki, winning by ground and pound after Aoki attempts many takedowns and submissions that did not faze Akiyama. Former lightweight champion Eduard Folayang delivered an exciting performance against John Wayne Parr. This was Parr’s retirement match, and he fought bravely and entertained the crowd one last time before riding off into the sunset. And finally, the card opened with a kickboxing bout featuring two of the greatest kickboxers in this generation, Superbon facing off against Marat Grigorian for the Featherweight kickboxing strap. Superbon wins by unanimous decision and avenges his loss against Grigorian.
In the afternoon, plenty of fights were featured; one of them is a grappling match featuring Andre Galvao and Reiner De Ridder and many more matches you can check out on ONE Championship’s Youtube Channel.
There you go! Your fight recap in this week of March 28, 2022, you can watch all of the replays of the fights by accessing Youtube for ONE Championship or by accessing their PPV at Watch.ONEFC.com.
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