Congratulations Samin Takinan! You are the ONE Fantasy World Champion. Nice stuff. Enjoy this day ... because you will defend your title at ONE: HEART OF HEROES on 20 March!
Janet Todd defeats Stamp Fairtex via split decision to claim the ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Title
Stamp became ultra aggressive, pumping out the jab and connecting with the cross from close quarters.
However, as the round wore on, it was Todd who saw success when she closed the distance. In close range, the American would connect with straight punches and left hooks.
In the final seconds, Stamp attacked with power and ferocity, but Todd seemed to land the cleaner shots.
This one is going to the judges' scorecards. It will be extremely close.
With the championship rounds underway, Stamp took the lead in the fourth frame. She continued to march down Todd, whose movement slowed down. The Fairtex representative continued to frustrate her opponent with punches up high and then connected with leg kicks.
Todd would land some clean shots to the head, including a head kick, but Stamp seemingly shook it off. Her focus was to throw high and land a leg kicks to the lead thigh, which she executed wonderfully.
Stamp appeared to take a more aggressive approach in the third round, as she moved forward and initiated more exchanges. The Thai walked straight down the pipe, and threw punches at Todd's head and kicks to the lead leg.
The American remained calm and tried responding with headshots, followed by her head kick, which did not land.
In the final minute, the pace slowed down again. While Stamp continued to land with leg kicks, Todd threw hooks to the body and kicks to the head and ribs.
The overall exchanges lessened a tad in the first half of the second frame, but Todd continued to maintain her fast pace. She kept moving around and picking her spots with 1-2 combinations, hooks, and head kick attempts.
Stamp turned on the heat towards the end of the second round, as she threw leg and body kicks behind her punches. A close exchange of strikes ended the round.
Todd immediately became the aggressor, taking control with her jab. She continually went high with punches and ended the boxing combination with a chopping right leg kick.
Stamp played the role of the counter striker and looked to get into a rhythm, but Todd kept up the fast and furious pace. The American threw a head kick, and later cleanly connected with a teep to the body.
The Fairtex representative landed some clean punches like a hook and an overhand right, as well as a few leg kicks of her own, but Todd’s speed and boxing combinations topped by a leg kick was the story of the opening stanza.
Todd learned a lot in her first bout with Stamp. She told ONEFC.com that she wants to go into this meeting with more confidence to capture ONE glory!
Stamp, the two-sport ONE World Champion, originally defeated Todd one year ago in the same arena to claim the inaugural ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Title. Can history repeat itself tonight?
It’s time for the main event – Stamp Fairtex vs. Janet Todd II. This time for the ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Championship!
Sam-A Gaiyanghadao defeats Rocky Ogden via unanimous decision to claim the inaugural ONE Strawweight Muay Thai World Title
Click here for the ONE expert analysis of Sam-A vs. Ogden from Michael Schiavello and Mitch Chilson!
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Sam-A, who is also the ONE Strawweight Kickboxing World Champion, could win his third inaugural ONE Super Series World Title tonight. Go inside the mind of the living legend ahead of this match-up.
Kimihiro Eto defeats Amir Khan via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:39 of round one (mixed martial arts – lightweight)
Both men were eager to trade early. Eto tried for the quick takedown, only to be denied by the Singaporean athlete, who locked him into the clinch near the Circle Wall.
The Japanese reversed the position, clasped his hands around Khan's body, forced him to the ground, and got into full mount.
As Khan tried to scramble away, Eto took his back and slapped on the rear-naked choke, which forced the Singaporean to tap out.
Despite being former sparring partners, Khan wants to finish the Japanese athlete. He told us that, and more, here.
These two are former sparring partners, and Eto told ONEFC.com he is ready for an aggressive performance in Singapore.
Lightweights Amir Khan and Kimihiro Eto are scheduled to clash next!
Yoshihiro Akiyama defeats Sherif Mohamed via knockout at 3:04 of round one (mixed martial arts – welterweight)
Akiyama sports an 86% finishing rate, but Mohamed has stopped his opponents in each one of his eight career victories. Strap in for this one!
Watch Yoshihiro Akiyama rate top celebrities on his “Sexy Yama” Scale right here.
Tiffany Teo defeats Ayaka Miura via TKO at 4:45 of round three (mixed martial arts – women’s strawweight)
The Singaporean boxing champion continued to threaten with her fast jab.
Miura’s takedown attempt was easily rebuffed and Teo began to work in a rhythm, throwing slick combinations of kicks and punches that kept the Japanese athlete on the backfoot.
Teo’s range and timing continued to frustrate Miura as they danced around the circle. Miura flails wildly, but she is fatigued and cannot land a clean hit.
The Singaporean looked increasingly comfortable with her hands as the round wore on. Miura tried for a single-leg takedown, but Teo stuffed it and unleashed a flurry of strikes.
Referee Olivier Coste had seen enough and stepped in to wave off the contest.
Teo landed some outside kicks, but Miura shot for the takedown and grabbed hold of the Singaporean athlete’s arm.
Despite some right hands from “No Chill,” Miura refused to let go. However, when she finally did, both women reset to the center of the Circle. The Japanese athlete proved to be relentless in her pursuit of the takedown and drove Teo back to the Circle Wall again.
Teo saw an opening and began to stick quick jabs to her Japanese rival’s cheek. The Team Highlight Reel representative walked down her rival and continued to frustrate her with stiff jabs and outside leg kicks.
"No Chill" scored with more kicks – to the temple and outside thigh before Miura jumped for a takedown. The Singaporean unloaded powerful knees just as the bell sounded.
Teo started with aggression as she locked on to her Japanese rival.
Both exchanged some jabs before Miura lunged for the takedown. However, Teo was wise to her attempt, kept herself on the outside and managed to take Miura’s back.
Miura slipped from under Teo’s arm and got into side control after several scrambles before slipping onto a headlock.
The Japanese athlete maintained her control, but Teo was able to work back to her feet. The Singaporean broke off from the clinch and launched a high kick just as an intense first round came to a close.
Teo knows Miura has dominated all of her opponents on the ground. However, as she told ONEFC.com, she is not afraid to grapple with the Japanese standout.
Submission specialist Miura told ONEFC.com that she can be the one to first submit “No Chill.”
The main card will kick off with a ONE Women’s Strawweight World Title eliminator! Tiffany “No Chill” Teo and Ayaka Miura will battle for the right to challenge “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan later in 2020!
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Denice Zamboanga defeats Mei Yamaguchi via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts – women’s atomweight)