ONE Championship returned to the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur for ONE: Masters of Destiny. In the main event, kickboxing superstar Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan of Italy put together a technical performance to defeat Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy via unanimous decision.
Petrosyan advances to the semi-final round of the tournament to face ‘Smokin’ Jo Nattawut in a highly-anticipated rematch at ONE: Dreams of Gold in Bangkok.
In the co-main event, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Michelle Nicolini upset “Unstoppable” Angela Lee of Singapore, winning by unanimous decision.
Former world title contender Ev Ting sent the Axiata Arena into a frenzy after scoring a fantastic second-round submission win over former Pancrase welterweight champion Daichi Abe.
Ting survived some early trouble after getting rocked in the first round and rallied to take control of the bout. In the second round, Ting was able to catch Abe in a deep rear naked choke to force the tap and return to his winning ways.
Shadow Cat pounces
Malaysian favourite Jihin “Shadow Cat” Radzuan returned to the winner’s circle in spectacular fashion with a first-round submission win over Jomary Torres.
Radzuan weathered an aggressive opening round from Torres to take the action to the ground and lock in a deep triangle choke. Torres tried to power out of the submission attempt but ultimately tapped out to give Radzuan the comeback win.
American wrestler Troy Worthen was dominant in his ONE Championship debut, stopping previously undefeated Chen Rui via second round technical knockout.
The former NCWA Wrestling Champion showed off his excellence on the mat as he grounded Chen and punished him from the top with strikes. Worthen took Chen down once more in the second round and dished out more punishment to secure the stoppage win in his maiden ONE appearance.
Official results ONE: Masters of Destiny
Featherweight Kickboxing GP
Giorgio Petrosyan defeats Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy
Michelle Nicolini defeats Angela Lee
Ev Ting defeats Daichi Abe
Submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:44 minutes of R2
Gurdarshan Mangat def Abro Fernandes
Jihin Radzuan def Jomary Torres
Submission (triangle choke) at 3:07 minutes of R1
Troy Worthen def Chen Rui
TKO (strikes) at 3:29 minutes of R2
Kickboxing – flyweight
Hiroki Akimoto def Kenny Tse
Janet Todd def Kai Ting Chuang
Dae Sung Park def Eto Kimihiro
TKO (strikes) at 1:59 minutes of R2
Aleksei Toivonen def Akihiro Fujisawa
Submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:27 minutes of R1
Muay Thai – bantamweight
Mohammed Bin Mahmoud def Saiful Merican
Adrian Mattheis def Li Zhe
TKO (Strikes) at 1:51 minutes of R2
Bozhena Antoniyar defeats Bi Nguyen
Muay Thai – featherweight
Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy defeats George Mann
Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds
Josh Tonna defeats Yoshihisa Morimoto