Take a moment to learn more about Padmi’s background and what led her to ONE Championship.
ONE: EDGE OF GREATNESS is just getting started. Now, Putri “Ami” Padmi welcomes Colbey Northcutt to ONE Championship in a flyweight contest!
We caught up with a very happy Petchmorakot backstage. He was beyond thrilled with his victory. “I didn’t fight Muay Thai for a year, since last fight in ONE with Liam Harrison. After that, I fought in the kickboxing rule set, which was not my original style. But, I tried my best,” he says. “I am an elbow and knee type of fighter, so I finished my opponent with my best weapon. This fight, I came back to being myself. I feel very confident.”
Alex Silva defeats Peng Xue Wen via submission (armbar) at 4:45 of round two (mixed martial arts — strawweight)
Silva opened the contest with his boxing, but he held his hands low and quite open. As Peng moved forward with another cross, the Brazilian ducked and hit a takedown.
The man known as “Little Rock” strategically advanced to side control and then the north-south position for a possible choke, but Peng got loose and returned to his feet.
Although Silva continued with his volume-punches, Peng cracked him with a cross and a hook. However, he soon hit a takedown, and then went for an armbar, but the Chinese athlete quickly shook him off.
With the action back upright, Silva used his punches to set up another takedown. From there, he jumped into mount. He went for a last-minute armbar in mid-roll and … he got the tap!!!
Operating out of the southpaw stance, Alex Silva obliged to trade with Peng. He connected with punches and even landed a strong side head kick, which was partially blocked. The Chinese athlete did not necessarily retaliate with volume, but he picked his shots wisely.
Silva went for the takedown halfway into the opening stanza, but the grappling-savvy Peng did well to defend and move away. That left the two to stand and trade. The Brazilian’s shots got loopier, and a cross from his rival would wobble him.
Peng rushed forward to finish him, but Silva went for a failed leg lock. However, that allowed him to reverse positions. Nonetheless, Peng was able to scramble back to his feet, prompting a stand-up battle once again.
Despite engaging, the Brazilian seemed a bit tentative. He landed a spinning back kick, but it did not affect his Chinese opponent. Soon thereafter, the bell rang.
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ONE: EDGE OF GREATNESS marks Peng’s first trip to the Singapore Indoor Stadium?
Silva has only competed twice in the venue, walking away with a 1-1 record.
After celebrating his win with his fans, Shuya Kamikubo paid respect to Bruno Pucci. “Thanks to Bruno, I could find the problems and issues [in my skill set],” he said. “It was really great to fight him. I respect him as a person because he is so mature.”
This is Peters’ second bout in ONE, and it could not be any tougher. He is facing a guy who shocked the world in the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix.
And now, it’s time for the last bout on the prelims. We have top-notch ONE Super Series action as Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy takes on Charlie “Boy” Peters in a featherweight affair.
Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat defeats Yuta Watanabe via knockout at 0:30 of round two (ONE Super Series Muay Thai — flyweight)
EIWA SPORT GYM’s Watanabe is a former WMC Muay Thai Open Champion. Duy Nhat, representing Hochiminh City Muay Team, returns after a third-round KO back in September.
We saw Liam Nolan backstage following his win, and he was in good spirits. “My left kick worked a lot. I felt in control when I was stepping forward, and I felt stronger, faster, and more technical than him,” Nolan said. “I want to just keep progressing and hopefully fight better people moving forward.”
Shuya Kamikubo defeats Bruno Pucci via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts — bantamweight)
Kamikubo runs forward with an overhand right, which connects, followed by a few more short punches. Then, he went back for the takedown towards the corner. Pucci defended well for nearly two minutes, but the Japanese warrior would not be denied — he hit it and threw punches from the guard.
The Brazilian went into his bag of jiu-jitsu tricks, but Kamikubo shut down his counter-attacks, returned to guard or half-guard, and threw punches when the opportunity presented itself. As "Puccibull" tried to escape at the very end, Kamikubo threw knees to the head and went back towards his grappling-heavy strategy.
Kamikubo lowered his head and threw punches to get in close for a takedown. He quickly grabbed his waist, put him on his back, and, from the half guard position, methodically flung knees and elbows at Pucci’s head.
The Brazilian returned to his feet, but Kamikubo did not give him a chance to breathe. He worked for a single-leg, hit a takedown, struck from the half-guard position. "Puccibull" did well to manuever to his opponent's back and go for a rear-naked choke, but he was slammed to the mat and ate some ground and pound before covering up.
Again, Pucci escaped, but for Kamikubo, it was rinse and repeat. Will it differ in the third round? We will find out!
Pucci came out with fire and immediately looked for a modified guillotine choke of sorts, but the Japanese bantamweight reached for a leg and tried taking him down towards the ropes. Mr. “Puccibull” pulled guard and worked towards a triangle, but Kaimukbo slid out.
Though Pucci returned to his feet quickly, “Stealth” stayed glued to him and searched for a takedown near the corner. The Brazilian reversed course and hit a takedown of his own, and he even got his rival’s back. But Kamikubo escaped and brought him down against the corner.
The pair kept reversing each other's attempts, but Kamikubo eventually put him in a D'Arce-type grip and flung some knees to the head. His Brazilian rival escaped, but those would be the most significant strikes of the opening stanza.
We're off to round two.
Now we head to mixed martial arts action in the bantamweight division as Bruno “Puccibull” Pucci meets Shuya “Stealth” Kamikubo. This will be Pucci’s bantamweight debut, and he is riding a two-bout win streak, whereas Kamikubo is on a six-bout win streak.
The Dutchman, Pinas, already made a mark in ONE Championship with a highlight-reel knockout against Yohann Fairtex Drai last November, but Britain’s Nolan is no easy out. The former Roar Combat League World Champion hopes to pick up win #17 in this European clash.
Let’s kick-off the prelims with a ONE Super Series contest in the featherweight division between Brown Pinas and Liam Nolan!
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Saemapetch Fairtex will battle his idol, Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, for the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championship in the main event. But do not expect hero worship. Read why Saemapetch has no plans to hold back in his quest for ONE glory.
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