Last 12 months, when he confronted John Lineker, Fabricio Andrade thought he was doing sufficient to develop into a world champion. One low blow, and a no contest later and he was left pissed off – and the bantamweight world title vacant. This weekend there have been no questions left unanswered, as a stoppage on Lineker’s stool on the finish of the fourth spherical handed Andrade the title. It was an exciting encounter between two males keen to face and commerce heavy blows. This was the approaching of age for Andrade and the sky’s the restrict for this splendidly proficient Brazilian.
An straightforward first title defence
A fighter’s first title defence can typically be a nervy affair. Facing the added stress of being a champion can play tips on an athlete’s thoughts. Try telling that to Tawanchai PK Saenchai. He made the primary defence of his featherweight Muay Thai title in simply 49 seconds. Jamal Yusupov discovered himself unable to proceed after a chopping kick to leg rendered him virtually motionless. It was one other one so as to add to the Tawanchai spotlight reel – and likewise worthy of a $50k efficiency bonus.
Kelly continues on
Danielle Kelly has made her intentions clear in the case of ONE – she needs submission grappling gold. In her third combat with the organisation she was made to work for a tricky determination win over Ayaka Miura – however in the end took one other step on the trail to gold. This combat was not with out its risks, as Miura used all her expertise to make life as tough as potential for the American. However the Philadelphia native prevailed and now has her sights set on and previous foe in Jessa Khan.
Former champ will get an enormous win
Martin Nguyen is assured his place within the historical past books. The former featherweight and light-weight world champion wants no introduction – however having three defeats in his final 4 heading into the weekend was not a spot he wished to search out himself in. A vital determination win over Leonardo Casotti has him again within the win column – and doubtlessly again on the title path one final time.
A brand new risk on the kickboxing scene
We all know what Saemapetch Fairtex is able to within the Muay Thai area – however this weekend he proved he’s equally nicely versed in the case of kickboxing too. He took on top-ranked bantamweight Muay Thai contender defeated “Muay Thai Boy” Zhang Chenglong, and fought to a convincing determination win with continued ahead stress, robust hanging, and sensible tactical method. This could have been his first ONE kickboxing win, however already the bantamweight division is on discover.