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!

    Alright, folks. That’s it for us from Beijing, China. We will see you in Singapore on Friday for ONE: EDGE OF GREATNESS

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    Congratulations to our ONE Fantasy Champion! Can you hold on to the title next week though!?!?

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    In just a few minutes, we will announce the winner of ONE Fantasy for ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS!
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    It was a very close battle and both men had their moments. However, it seemed like Ennahachi made his strikes count a little bit more. That could very well have been the difference-maker.

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    Ilias Ennahachi defeats Wang Wenfong via split decision to retain the ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship.

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    ROUND FIVE

     

    Wang kept moving forward with his pressure punches, his looping shots, and his kicks, but when Ennahachi countered, he did so aggressively.

     

    The Dutchman would move forward at times, but got stopped in his tracks with crisp combinations, like the jab-hook.

     

    Although Ennahachi showed more aggression and applied pressure in the waning moments of the contest, especially with his cross and hooks, Wang took control at the very end.

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    ROUND FOUR

     

    A one-two backed up Ennahachi and caused him to slip, prompting Wang to furiously attack with punches in bunches. The reigning World Champion quickly recovered, however.

     

    When Ennahachi moved forward with a combo, Wang masterfully blocked it and clocked him up high with punches. 

     

    The Chinese challenger continued to walk his rival down, but Ennahachi threw more punches when prompted by the referee for more action. Wang backed him up, but the Dutchman did get some foot jabs in. 

     

    There were times when Wang threw punches that sent him off-kilter, and while he rushed forward with shots, Ennahachi did counter with some good body kicks and counter body punches.

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    ROUND THREE

     

    Following an exchange of low kicks, Ennahachi darted forward with punches. At one point, he even ran forward with rights and lefts that connected, as well as an uppercut, before getting tied up.

     

    But soon, Wang put him on the back foot. A flying knee, followed by rights and lefts, landed on the World Champion.

     

    The two actively stayed in each other’s faces. While Wang controlled the center of the ring again, Ennahachi would move forward to engage with his strikes — often a kick leading to punches.

     

    In the final 30 seconds, Wang backed him to the corner and connected with a gorgeous uppercut and stayed on him, but nothing as effective landed for him. Ennahachi ended the frame with a fierce right.

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    ROUND TWO
     

    There was more action to begin the round.

     

    Wang was on the attack and backed his rival to the ropes. However, Ennahachi would not back down. He often came forward with punches up high and finished with a kick. A brief clinch saw Ennahachi throw a knee, but his Chinese rival landed three.

     

    Overall, Wang was able to pressure his opponent with punches and forced him towards the ropes, but the defending World Champion landed some solid kicks.

     

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    ROUND ONE
     

    Following an exchange of kicks, the two kept moving and tried to get the other to react. Wang circled in with a combo, but ate a clean left from the reigning and defending World Champion. The Chinese warrior eventually caught a body kick and responded with a boxing combination.

     

    Ennahachi squeezed his way in tightly with fierce rights and lefts soon thereafter, but Wang separated, continued to take control of the center of the ring, and threatened his rival on the back foot. 

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    Each man has a different idea on how this bout will end. Ennahachi told us at ONEFC.com he will not hold back. Wang intends to get a KO and silence his rival for good.

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    #RandomFact

     

    These two athletes are meeting for the first time in ONE Championship, but this is actually the third meeting between them. Ennahachi won the first contest in 2014 via decision, and Wang won the rematch in 2017 via decision. This trilogy bout will decide who is the rightful ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion.

    11/16/2019 12:03:05 PM

    Now, it’s time for the main event. ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion Ilias Ennahachi takes on “Metal Storm” Wang Wenfeng.

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    Roman Kryklia defeats Tarik Khbabez via TKO at 0:43 of round two to claim the inaugural ONE Light Heavyweight Kickboxing World Championship
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    ROUND TWO
     
    Khbabez stayed in the face of Kryklia, but Kryklia connects with a head kick, and Khbabez hits the canvas. He answered the count, but Kryklia smelled blood. More strikes, a knee-right hand combination, forced the referee to give Khbabez a standing count. He continued, but one more combination from Kryklia put an end to the contest. Kryklia's precision was brilliant.
     
    Kryklia earned gold with an incredible second-round performance to become the ONE Super Series Light Heavyweight Kickboxing World Champion!
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    ROUND ONE
     
    The Light Heavyweight Kickboxing World Championship was on the line, and tension filled the air for the co-main event.
     
    Kryklia opened with a low leg kick, but Khbabez closed the distance with a left hook. Khbabez continued to walk Kryklia down and put him against the ropes. Kryklia dug to the body. A knee found a home for Kryklia as Khbabez marched forward.
     
    Kryklia kept going to the body as Khbabez looked for power shots. Khbabez connected with a left hand up high, but Kryklia continued to cover up and absorb the pressure. Khbabez has a cut over his left eye as the round comes to a close.
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    Khbabez told us at ONEFC.com, “With my aggressive style, I have beaten him once, and I will beat him again.”

    As for Kryklia, he wants to “set the record straight.”
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    The first time these two met was back in the 2015 Superkombat Heavyweight World Grand Prix final in Europe. Khbabez won that night, and the stakes are even higher here in China.
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    Who is ready for some history? Tarik Khbabez goes head-to-head with Roman Kryklia for the inaugural ONE Light Heavyweight Kickboxing World Championship.
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    Jamal Yusupov defeats Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex via knockout at 0:39 of round two (Muay Thai— catch weight of 73 kilograms)
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    ROUND TWO
     
    Yusupov comes out like a man possessed. He charged towards "The Boxing Computer" and managed to drop the legend with a nice jab. 

    Yodsanklai answered the referee's count, but once the action resumed, Yusupov swarmed the Thai native. He unleashed more punches and dropped him again with a nice three-piece combination.
     
    A stunned Yodsanklai struggled to get back to his feet, and the bout has been stopped. It's an amazing victory for the Russian. 
    11/16/2019 11:36:08 AM
    ROUND ONE
     
    Both men open up in southpaw, and Yodsanklai goes for the kicks and jabs. The first minute is a striking display, with left crosses and right low kicks from both men.
     
    Yodsanklai continued to connect with his high left kick, but Yusupov sent him backwards with a huge front kick.
     
    Both men continued to test each other with short jabs, and the first round comes to a close.
     
     
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    Yusupov has a golden opportunity here. He is a late replacement to Sasha Moisa, but could make a statement by shocking the Thai legend.

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    After falling to Samy Sana in the opening round of the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix, Yosdanklai is hyped for a win. This week, he told ONEFC.com he is looking for the knockout.

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    Now, it’s time for the return of Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex. He goes up against Russian Kickboxing Champion Jamal Yusupov in a ONE Super Series kickboxing 73-kilogram catch weight bout.
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    Meng Bo defeats Laura Balin via KO at 2:45 of round one (mixed martial arts — women’s atomweight)
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    ROUND ONE
     
    Balin pressured Meng right away, but Meng responded by stinging her with a left. As Balin continued to press, Meng took the bout to the ground. The Brazilian employed a high guard, but her rival shrugged off the legs and stood up.
     
    As soon as they got back to stand-up action, Meng cracked Balin with a hard right hand, which sent her to the floor. The overhand right caught the Brazilian coming in and put a swift end to the contest.
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    Some random knowledge:

     

    Meng Bo was supposed to face Mei Yamaguchi in May. When Meng was forced to withdraw, guess who replaced her? Balin.

     

    Now, they meet. Kind of cool, eh?

    11/16/2019 11:04:11 AM

    We stay in the women’s atomweight division for our next contest between China’s own Menu Bo and Argentina’s Laura Balin.

    11/16/2019 11:03:13 AM
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