Chen Rui defeats Muhammad Aiman via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts — bantamweight)
We caught Taiki Naito backstage following his win, and he talked about his victory and his future. "I feel like I could have done better in my distance control. I put a lot of pressure on him, but he did not want to take a step back,” the Japanese athlete says. "I'd like to return maybe in February or March next year. I want to face someone who is on a winning streak. Maybe if I get a great finish, or an impressive knockout, I can go straight for the World Title."
Tial Thang defeats Kim Woon Kyoum via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts — bantamweight)
Myanmar’s Tial Thang is following in Aung La N Sang’s footsteps, but can he follow them all the way toward greatness with a win? Tial Thang kickstarted his professional career earlier this year with a decision victory at ONE: REIGN OF VALOR. He is trying to show that Myanmar is the next hotbed of talent in the sport.
Bantamweight action is next! Kim Woon Kyoum takes on Tial Thang.
Yoon Chang Min defeats Rodian Menchavez via submission (ninja choke) at 1:45 of round two (mixed martial arts — catch weight of 72 kilograms)
Yoon took control in the early going. He marched forward with calculated single shots and put his rival on the back foot. The South Korean’s boxing was on full display, as he connected with perfectly-timed jab-crosses, mixed with the random leg kick.
Soon, “The Big Heart” would hit a flying knee, which seemed to stun Menchavez. He quickly locked in a ninja choke to submit the Filipino.
Both men take their time with a feeling-out process and exchange low kicks — with Menchavez committing to the leg kicks a little more. The Filipino hits a jab and a leg kick, but Yoon nearly caught it and sent his rival stumbling backward.
An inside leg kick accidentally connected with the Filipino’s groin, so there was a brief pause in the action. Once the action resumed, the two played a game of cat-and-mouse with their kicks and punches. Menchavez threw another leg kick, which was caught and led to a takedown.
Following a failed armbar attempt, Yoon advanced to side control. As the South Korean looked for an armlock of his own, Menchavez brought him into full guard. However, “The Big Heart” transitioned to half guard and dropped strikes.
Yoon eventually stood up and threw some hard punches that he forced his rival to eat, but the bell rang to end the round.
Team Stungun’s Yoon is a perfect 3-0 with three finishes.
Most recently, he beat Phoe Thaw at ONE: CENTURY in October. The last time we saw Menchavez, he fell to Li Kai Wen in June 2018.
Next, it’s a catch weight mixed martial arts contest when Rodian Menchavez meets Yoon Chang Min.
Taiki Naito defeats Rui Botelho via unanimous decision (ONE Super Series Muay Thai — flyweight)
Rayane Bastos defeats Sovannahry Em via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:40 of round one (mixed martial arts — women’s flyweight)
If Em has her way, she will keep her “0” and get a first-round KO. She talked to us all about that last week.
Prelim action is set to begin. Find out how you can watch it all live.
Both athletes are undefeated, but someone’s “0” has got to go!
The prelims will get underway with a flyweight bout between Sovannahry “The Sweet Savage” Em and Rayane Bastos!
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Either Alaverdi Ramazanov or Zhang Chenglong will leave the Malaysian capital with the inaugural ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title when the two meet in the co-main event.
Also, there is more history in the making here. Ramazanov could become the first Russian to hold ONE Super Series gold, while Zhang could become the first Chinese athlete to wear ONE Super Series gold.
Sam-A Gaiyanghadao will battle "Golden Boy" Wang Junguang for the inaugural ONE Strawweight Kickboxing World Championship in the main event.
For Sam-A, this is a chance to make history. Not only could he become the first person to hold the belt, but he could become the first two-division and two-sport ONE Super Series World Champion.
The Thai legend revealed his plan to ONE and you can read it here. As for Wang, he told us his key to victory will be setting a fast pace. Check that out, too.
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