ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS (ENGLISH)

ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS (ENGLISH)

ONE Championship is holding a captivating spectacle in the Chinese capital, and you can stay connected to all of the action. Follow our live blog for ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS, coming to you live from Beijing, China. In the main event, ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion Ilias Ennahachi defends his belt against local hero Wang Wenfeng in a rubber match for the ages. Before that, Tarik Khbabez meets Roman Kryklia for the inaugural ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship. Also, the card features the return of the legendary Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex, the debut of international wrestling superstar Ritu Phogat, and more!

    Ritu Phogat defeats Nam Hee Kim via TKO at 3:37 of round one (mixed martial arts — women’s atomweight)
    11/16/2019 11:03:00 AM
    ROUND ONE
     
    The highly anticipated debut of Ritu Phogat got underway with "The Indian Tigress" shooting in and taking Kim to the canvas immediately.  She backed out and allowed Kim to return to her feet.
     
    After catching a kick, Phogat put Kim back on the mat. Following a few short punches, the Indian once again backed out. However, this time, she dove right back in and got side control.
     
    Phogat trapped Kim's arm and began unleashing uncontested punches and elbows. The referee was forced to step in after Kim could not escape the position and defend herself from the non-stop offense of "The Indian Tigress."
    11/16/2019 11:02:28 AM
    11/16/2019 10:55:01 AM
    We caught up with Phogat before her big show. Here is what she told us at ONEFC.com.
    11/16/2019 10:53:32 AM
    India, stand-up. Ritu Phogat is about to make her mixed martial arts debut! She faces Nam Hee Kim.
    11/16/2019 10:53:13 AM
    Jeremy Miado defeats Miao Li Tao via knockout at 3:01 of round one (mixed martial arts — strawweight)
    11/16/2019 10:52:55 AM
    ROUND ONE
     
    The round opened with intensity. 
     
    Miao charged forward and went for the takedown, but Miado tied him up and both men landed on the canvas. In top position, Miao tried for the ground and pound, but the Filipino athlete smartly got back to his feet.
     
    The roles would be reversed quickly. Miado got into top position after he brought the Chinese sensation to the mat. The Filipino very nearly got Miao's neck, but instead of the mount, he went for the armbar. 
     
    Miao amazingly managed to scramble out from the armbar and Miado once again ended up on the mat. The Chinese athlete went for the neck crank again, but yet again, the action was back-and-forth.
     
    Both competitors jumped back to their feet and started to swing wildly. Miao walked forward and Miado unleashed a huge flying knee, which landed on his chin and made it an early end to the Chinese athlete's night.
     
    11/16/2019 10:52:06 AM
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    Interesting match-up here.

     

    Miao has been on a tear as of late. This year, he has knocked out multi-time Lumpinee Stadium World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amuaysirichoke and smothered Pongsiri Mitsatit with his grappling game.

     

    Jeremy Miado is a knockout artist with an ever-evolving grappling game. He has defeated reputable strikers like Dejdamrong and wrestlers like Peng Xue Wen.

    11/16/2019 10:38:59 AM
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    Kicking off the main card is a strawweight tilt between surging Chinese warrior Miao Li Tao and the Philippines’ Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado.

    11/16/2019 10:25:40 AM

    Christina Breuer defeats Jorina Baars via split decision (kickboxing — women’s featherweight)

    11/16/2019 10:25:23 AM

    ROUND THREE

     

    There was no quit in Breuer. She engaged with her taller foe and even took the center of the ring at times, but Baars soon regained control. The long kicks and step-in knees continue to find a home, as did her punches. 

     

    Baars, however, slowed down halfway into the period. From there, Breuer started to land with more frequency. As Breuer went high, the Dutch kickboxer went low, but then went back up top with single punches including hooks and jabs.

     

    The final bell rang, and this match has become closer than most experts would have expected.

    11/16/2019 10:23:52 AM

    ROUND TWO

     

    They met in the center of the ring and although Breuer landed some punches to the head, Baars walked her into the corner with even more powerful boxing combinations and knees.

     

    The German athlete tried to foot jab her opponent's leg, but the success did not last. Baars continued unloading volume. A downward jab sent Breuer stumbling to the canvas.

     

    Breuer kept reaching, but her constant movement looked like it started to take a toll on her breathing. She started breathing heavily and while she landed some of her kicks and punches, Baars was much crisper in the striking department.

    11/16/2019 10:20:00 AM

    ROUND ONE

     

    Breuer attacked the undefeated kickboxing icon at the start, but Baars quickly took the center of the ring and controlled the pace. Baars walked down her smaller foe with well-placed knees and punches, but her German rival proved to be scrappy — she responded with push kicks and single shots of her own.

     

    Baars upped the volume halfway into the stanza, continued to walk her down, and stepped in with even more punches and knees. Breuer had trouble with the reach, but leaned in and connected with a beautiful one-two. She did well to land her left hand as Baars came forward, and the German rising star even walked forward with combinations towards the end.

    11/16/2019 10:15:29 AM
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    11/16/2019 10:10:56 AM

    And we’re gearing up for the last bout on the preliminary card. Unbeaten kickboxing World Champion Jorina Baars collides with German sensation Christina Breuer.

    11/16/2019 10:10:47 AM

    Tang Kai defeats Edward Kelly via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts — featherweight)

    11/16/2019 10:10:36 AM
    ROUND THREE
     
    Tang scored quickly with a low leg kick on the outset of the final round. Kelly responded with a thudding outside kick of his own. Kelly threw a low kick, and Tang just narrowly missed with a high kick counter. Through half the round, it had been a battle of leg kicks.
     
    The output slowed as the athletes sized one another up, looking for a bout-changing strike. They had each other's respect and were being methodical in their approach. Tang attempted another late-round takedown, but Kelly thwarted the attempt. Neither man can find the bout-ending strike and the bout went to the scorecards.
    11/16/2019 10:10:15 AM
    ROUND TWO
     
    Tang continued to keep Kelly on the outside during the striking exchanges in the opening minute. A low kick from Kelly hit Tang just below the belt, but after a quick injury time out, Tang was back to work.
     
    Kelly attempted to combat the distance with more kicks, but Tang was able to avoid being caught. He changed levels again and scored another takedown. Kelly scrambled effectively to return to his feet without taking damage.
     
    Tang attempted another takedown in the final minute of the round, but the Filipino scrambled so effectively, they were quick to their feet once more.
    11/16/2019 10:04:36 AM
    ROUND ONE
     
    It was a tentative start in the opening couple of minutes as Kelly and Tang felt out one another. Tang was active with low leg kicks, but few found the mark. Distance management was the name of the game from the Chinese featherweight. Both men were struggling to find their range during the striking exchanges.
     
    Tang changed course and shot in to put Kelly on the mat, but the Filipino quickly popped back up to his feet. As Kelly began to up his tempo, the Chinese athlete took him back to the mat just before the end of the round.
    11/16/2019 9:58:00 AM
    Now, we step into the featherweight division. Team Lakay’s Edward Kelly faces Dragon Warrior Shanghai’s Tang Kai.
    11/16/2019 9:50:55 AM

    Yusup Saadulaev defeats Daichi Takenaka via split decision (mixed martial arts — bantamweight)

    11/16/2019 9:50:31 AM
    ROUND THREE
     
    Within seconds of the final round starting, we entered into an injury timeout to allow Takenaka to recover.
     
    Once action resumed, Saadulaev shot for the double-leg, but was denied by good takedown defense from the Japanese warrior. Then, both were locked in the corner. Saadulaev kept up the pressure on Takenaka in the clinch as knees were exchanged between the two.
     
    Both men reset to the middle, and Saadulaev threw a lead hand and a few knees. Then he shot for the takedown and drove Takenaka to the corner.
     
    The action was fast and furious. Clearly labored, Takenaka smartly went back to his trademark roundhouse kicks, pouring it on as the clock wound down. Saadulaev spent more time on defense and the action finally came to a close.
     
    It's in the hands of the judges now.
     
     
    11/16/2019 9:49:52 AM
    ROUND TWO
     
    Takenaka found success with his outside leg kick against Saadulaev's legs and ribs. 
     
    Saadulaev shot for the takedown, but he was stuffed by Takenaka. Then the pair were again locked in the corner and both scrambled to get the contest right back in the center of the ring. 
     
    Saadulaev started to assert himself, popping several right hands as Takenaka drove forward. There was another takedown attempt from Saadulaev, who went for a short trip to the corner. 
     
    The referee restarted the match in the center of the ring. Takenaka unleashed another roundhouse kick, which sent both men to the corner yet again. 
     
    After more of the same, we are going into round three.
    11/16/2019 9:42:39 AM
    ROUND ONE
     
    The initial period had both men feeling each other out, but it did not last long. Takenaka rushed Saadulaev to the corner, where both men traded knees.
     
    The contest resumed in the center of the ring, where Saadulaev threw right hooks and Takenaka returned with kicks. A nice roundhouse kick from Takenaka connected with Saadulaev's ribs and the TFC Featherweight Champion was backed against the ropes.
     
    Takenaka continued to shoot with roundhouse kicks as the round came to a close. 
     
     
    11/16/2019 9:36:17 AM

    We head back to mixed martial arts action — this time, in the bantamweight division. Russia’s Yusup Saadulaev takes on Japan’s Daichi Takenaka.

    11/16/2019 9:30:19 AM

    Enriko Kehl defeats Armen Petrosyan via TKO at 1:55 of round two (kickboxing — catch weight of 73 kilograms)

    11/16/2019 9:30:08 AM

    ROUND TWO

     

    Kehl refused to back down, and a beautiful left hook dropped Petrosyan for the first knockdown of the contest. 

     

    Petrosyan returned to his feet, but the German striker maintained the pressure. He blocked his rival’s shots and continued to unload high-volume combinations of elbows, kicks, step-in knees, ad punches. Petrosyan covered up against the ropes as Kehl unloaded with a nonstop barrage of strikes. 

     

    The referee stopped it to administer a standing count for the second knockdown of the bout, but ruled that Petrosyan was unable to continue.

    11/16/2019 9:29:59 AM

    ROUND ONE

     

    Kehl immediately came out the gates with a non-stop melee of combinations and cracked his opponent early. Petrosyan countered with single power shots, one-two combinations, and the occasional kick, but Kehl still marched forward with a high-volume attack.

     

    The pace slowed down halfway through the opening stanza, but Petrosyan continued to walk him down. He mixed up punches with kicks and step-in knees. Petrosyan opened up more in the last 15 seconds of the round, but Kehl attacked with a huge combination that had his rival covering against the ropes.

    11/16/2019 9:25:47 AM

    Up next is Enriko “The Hurricane” Kehl versus Armen Petrosyan. This is a chance at redemption for Kehl, who lost to all-time great Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan via majority decision in 2015.

    11/16/2019 9:22:14 AM

    Hexigetu defeats Ramon Gonzales via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts — flyweight)

    11/16/2019 9:21:23 AM

    ROUND THREE

     

    Hexigetu immediately hit a takedown and operated in his opponent’s guard. He smothered Gonzales and went to unleash his ground and pound again, but the Filipino tried to push him off several times. However, the Chinese warrior stuck to him like glue.

     

    With more than half the round over, Hexigetu advanced to half guard and went for an Americana, but was not able to finish the submission. The Chinese athlete returned to his ground and pound stylings, and threw strikes with more urgency. 

     

    In the final seconds, they stood up to exchange strikes, but a spinning heel kick from Gonzales and a cartwheel kick from Hexigetu failed to find their marks.

    11/16/2019 9:20:45 AM

    ROUND TWO

     

    It was a more tentative start to the round, but Hexigetu remained true to his nickname “The Wolf Of The Grasslands” and hunted down his rival. He backed him into a corner, threw fire, and then hit another takedown.

     

    Hexigetu tried advancing to a more favorable position. Gonzales managed to defend well, but the Chinese warrior refused to back down. He unloaded short elbows, and when he postured up, he connected with right punches and left-handed hammerfists.

     

    As the Filipino tried to create space, Hexigetu switched tactics and went for a heel hook. When Gonzales tried to defend, the Chinese athlete threw back elbows to his head. There was no finish and, as a result, we are heading to the third and final round.

    11/16/2019 9:14:22 AM
    ROUND ONE
     

    Hexigetu immediately rushed forward with punches and then hit a takedown, but Gonzales reversed the position and took the guard. The Filipino went for a guillotine choke and stood back up, but his rival picked him up in the air, slammed him to the mat, and jumped into the guard to unload some ground and pound.

     

    As Hexigetu postured up, his opponent threatened with a kimura. The Chinese warrior cautiously defended and eventually rolled out of it. Then, he immediately jumped back into the guard with a right hand. He finished the round dropping well-placed elbows and punches.

    11/16/2019 9:08:14 AM

    We are getting the prelims started with “The Wolf Of The Grasslands” Hexigetu vs. Ramon “The Bicolana” Gonzales.

    11/16/2019 9:02:03 AM

    The prelims are about to start — find out how you can watch it live.

    11/16/2019 8:52:29 AM
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    11/16/2019 8:45:50 AM

    Ritu Phogat makes her highly-anticipated mixed martial arts debut tonight. She is a celebrity in India and comes from a family of wrestling champions. Learn about her life, and her transition to mixed martial arts, here.

    11/16/2019 8:37:54 AM

    Get a little more familiar with tonight’s ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Title challenger Wang Wenfeng, who overcame bullying and personal tragedy to reach this point of his life.

    11/16/2019 8:27:40 AM
    The official trailer to ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS!
     
    11/16/2019 8:18:35 AM

    Here is the full bout card for this evening's show.

    11/16/2019 8:09:48 AM

    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the live blog for ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS!

    We are approximately an hour away from the start of the show, but in the meantime, we’ll keep you entertained with a few videos, articles, and exciting polls!

    11/16/2019 8:08:00 AM
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