Shinya Aoki returns to contender status with Ev Ting win

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Shinya Aoki chokes Ev Ting at One Championship: Kingdom of Heroes

On 6 October, ONE Championship hosted a night of MMA, Muay Thai, kickboxing and boxing in Bangkok, Thailand.

There were six MMA fights on the card, and the main event was a boxing match in which Srisaket Sor Rungvisai kept his WBC super flyweight belt by defeating Iran Diaz by unanimous decision.

The final MMA match, Shinya Aoki versus Ev Ting, isn’t a long story to tell. Aoki shot, got the takedown, climbed over Ting’s legs, and jumped into an arm triangle that put Ting to sleep in seconds. Aoki earns the right to be the next challenger for the lightweight title.

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Muin Gafurov punches Leandro Issa at ONE Championship: Kingdom of Heroes

Leandro Issa and Muin Gafurov came at each other with bad intentions. Issa got the first takedown, and Gafurov got a revenge toss from underhooks. It was all over at the halfway mark when Gafurov threw a left that landed, and then a huge right that spun Issa to the canvas chin first for the KO.

Hayato Suzuki knew exactly his kind of game would work on Robin Catalan, and he kept to his plan. The wrestler took the wushu kicker down repeatedly and mashed him around on the ground. In the second round, Suzuki took advantage of an escape attempt and slipped to the back of Catalan, quickly sinking in a choke for the tap.

Rika Ishige chokes Bozhena Antoniyar at ONE Championship: Kingdom of Heroes
Rika Ishige chokes Bozhena Antoniyar at ONE Championship: Kingdom of Heroes

Bozhena Antoniyar came out with a fantastic swarm of punches that had Rika Ishige covering up. Ishige made it to the clinch, smartly went for the take down, and was able to pay back Antoniyar with punches and elbows from back mount. The referee had enough and Ishige got back into the win column with a first round stoppage.

Changxin Fu and Rin Saroth went back and forth in the first round, with Saroth landing kicks and Fu landing takedowns. Tharoth seemed to handle himself well off his back in the first, but in the second he was out of his depth. Fu easily mounted, took the back and choked him to a tap.

To open up the event, Ramon Gonzales advanced his record into the positive by choking out Dodi Mardian in the first round.

Hayato Suzuki def Robin Catalan
Hayato Suzuki chokes Robin Catalan at ONE Championship: Kingdom of Heroes

ONE Championship: Kingdom of Heroes
6 October 2018
Bangkok, Thailand

#14 WBC Super Flyweight World Championship
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai def Iran Diaz by Unanimous Decision

#13 Women’s Atomweight Kiboxing Championship
Stamp Fairtex def Kai Ting Chuang by Unanimous Decision

#12 Lightweight
Shinya Aoki def Ev Ting by Submission, arm triangle, R1 0:57

#11 Muay Thai
Nong-O Gaiyanghadao def Mehdi Zatout by Unanimous Decision

#10 Kickboxing
Anthony Njokuani def Andy Souwer by Split Decision

#9 67.4 kg Catchweight
Muin Gafurov def Leandro Issa by KO, R1 2:24

#8 Kickboxing
Alain Ngalani vs Andre Meunier No Contest, accidental groin strike to Ngalani

#7 Muay Thai rules
Alaverdi Ramazanov def Petchmorrakot Wor Sangprapai by Unanimous Decision

#6 Strawweight
Hayato Suzuki def Robin Catalan by Submission, RNC, R2 3:42

#5 Kickboxing
Singtongnoi Por Telakun def Masahide Kudo by Unanimous Decision

#4 Women’s Atomweight
Rika Ishige def Bozhena Antoniyar by TKO, R1 2:48

#3 Muay Thai
Petchdam Kaiyanghadao def Kenny Tse by KO, R1 1:26

#2 Bantamweight
Changxin Fu def Rin Saroth by Submission, RNC, R2 3:04

#1 Flyweight
Ramon Gonzales def Dodi Mardian by Submission, RNC, R1 3:33


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