Kiamran Abbasov steals the thunder in Jakarta

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Kiamran Abbasov on his way to a second round TKO. Photo: ONE Championship.

UFC veteran Yushin “Thunder” Okami did not get the ONE Championship debut he was hoping for.

The 37-year-old stepped into the ONE arena for the first time as the co-main event of ONE: For Honor in Jakarta. But the night ended early for Okami when his opponent Kiamran Abbasov finished him with strikes in the second round of their welterweight contest.

Abbasov steals the thunder in Jakarta. Photo: ONE.

The first round saw the Japanese veteran use his skills to keep Abbasov at bay. Okami was calm and composed.

But Abbasov made a huge adjustment early in the second round and after sending Okami to the canvas with a straight right hand, Abbasov jumped all over him with punches to force the stoppage.

With the win Abbasov improved his record to 21-4 and sets himself up nicely for a potential showdown with welterweight champion Zebaztian Kadestam.

The General Rules

In the main event of ONE: For Honor England’s Jonathan Haggerty scored a huge upset, capturing the flyweight Muay Thai title with a unanimous decision victory over Sam-A Gaiyanghadao.

Haggerty defeats the legendary Sam-A.

“The General” scored two knockdowns en route to a unanimous decision victory over the Thai veteran and proceeded to call out fellow young gun, Thailand’s Rodtang Jitmuangnon, for his first world title defence.

Former featherweight champion Marat “Cobra” Gafurov authored a dominant performance to defeat Tetsuya Yamada, while Vietnamese-American featherweight contender Thanh Le made a successful ONE Championship debut, stopping Yusup “Maestro” Saadulaev with second round TKO.

Ryogo defeats Subba

ONE Championship newcomer Ryogo Takahashi of Japan walked away with a huge victory after a devestating stoppage over Malaysia’s Keanu Subba.

Keanu Subba started strong.

A checked leg kick from Subba resulted in a snapped shin and sent the Malaysian to the canvas in the most horrible way.

Subba will said he was “fine” and will have surgery right away.

“The worst things can happen on your best day,” Subba said. “I’m just grateful to be alive and blessed knowing I have wonderful people around me. Thank you all for the support and messages.”

Local stars Paul Lumihi and “The Terminator” Sunoto brought the Istora Senayan crowd to its feet with a spectacular showing.

A patient and methodical Sunoto dominated the first round of action, as the elder Indonesian martial artist poured on the ground-and-pound early to cruise to a UD win.

Official results ONE: For Honor

Flyweight Muay Thai Championship
Jonathan Haggerty def Sam-A Gaiyanghadao
Unanimous decision

Kiamrian Abbasov def Yushin Okami
TKO (strikes) at 1:10 of R2

Marat Gafurov def Tetsuya Yamada
Unanimous decision

Bantamweight Muay Thai bout
Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon def Tyler Hardcastle
Knockout at 2:11 of R3

Women’s Atomweight bout
Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol def Nou Srey Pov
Unanimous decision

Featherweight bout
Thanh Le def Yusup Saadulaev
Knockout at 0:12 of R2

Bantamweight bout
Dae Hwan Kim def Ayideng Jumayi
TKO (strikes) at 4:11 of R1

Featherweight bout
Ryogo Takahashi def Keanu Subba
TKO (strikes) at 1:46 of R1

Bantamweight bout
Sunoto def Paul Lumihi
Unanimous decision

Bantamweight Muay Thai bout
Kenta Yamada def Deividas Danyla
Split decision

Flyweight bout
Chan Rothana def Rudy Agustian
TKO (strikes) at 2:50 of R2

Bantamweight Muay Thai bout
Andrew Miller def Mohammed Bin Mahmoud
Unanimous decision

Strawweight bout
Adrian Mattheis def Himanshu Kaushik
Submission (rear-naked Choke) at 4:42 of R1

Strawweight bout
Angelo Bimoadji def Guntur
Submission (Armbar) at 4:56 of R1

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