Full results and photos from ONE: Fire & Fury

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Joshua Pacio retains his strawweight title in Manila. Photo: ONE Championship.

Reigning ONE strawweight champion Joshua Pacio survived the grappling onslaught of former champion Alex Silva to retains his title with a razor-thin split decision.

In the main event of ONE: Fire & Fury, Pacio pushed the pace and peppered Silva with pinpoint accurate combinations.

Silva spent the majority of the contest hunting for the takedown, at times pulling guard to bring matters to the ground where he held the advantage. Pacio, however, showed stellar submission defense and was able to get back up to his feet.

In the end, Pacio did just enough to earn the decision on the scorecards.

Buist bests Folayang

In the co-main event Pieter Buist shocked the Filipino crowd as he defeated former lightweight champion Eduard Folayang after three rounds.

Buist’s length proved problematic early for Folayang, as the Filipino found difficulty in gauging his opponent’s range. Action was fierce by the second round and Buist was starting to hit the mark. He landed a thudding head kick in the final round, stunning Folayang, but not enough to stop the fight.

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Buist took home a split decision win over the former champ.

In the end, two of three judges saw the bout in favor of Buist who took home a split decision for his efforts.

Former ONE World Title challenger Danny “The King” Kingad of the Philippines overcame a spirited effort from Chinese opponent Xie Wei to claim victory after three rounds. It was a close, somewhat perplexing decision, after Xie put the pressure on Kingad for the entire three rounds.

While both men showed their best offense, it was Kingad who exhibited more poise and control. In the end, Kingad did just enough to capture the judges scorecards for the unanimous decision verdict.

Wada dominates

Japan’s Tatsumitsu Wada dominated opponent Ivanildo “Monstrinho” Delfino of Brazil over three rounds to bag an impressive victory in front of Manila’s passionate martial arts fans.

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Tatsumitsu Wada dominated from the opening bell.

Wada was aggressive from start to finish, pouncing on every opening while keeping Delfino on the back foot.

As Delfino looked to take matters to the ground, Wada showcased impeccable defense, impressing judges with his relentlessness. In the end, all three judges scored the bout in favor of Wada to win by unanimous decision.

Juniku falls short

In a ONE Super Series Muay Thai bout, atomweights Alma Juniku of Australia and Anne Line Hogstad of Norway delighted the Mall of Asia Arena with an exciting battle between top female striking talents.

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Alma Juniku fell short in her ONE Championship return.

While Juniku pushed the pace early, Hogstad was right there to meet her at the center of the ONE cage. In the third round, Hogstad pounded Juniku with elbows and kicks, and ended the match with more activity. In the end, Hogstad managed to emerge with a majority decision.

Official results ONE: Fire & Fury

Strawweight Championship
Joshua Pacio def. Alex Silva
Split Decision

MMA Lightweight
Pieter Buist def. Eduard Folayang
Split Decision

MMA Flyweight
Danny Kingad def. Xie Wei
Unanimous Decision

Muay Thai Flyweight
Petchdam Petchyindee Academy def. Momotaro
Decision

MMA Bantamweight
Shoko Sato def. Kwon Won Il
Submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:05 of R1

MMA Flyweight
Tatsumitsu Wada def. Ivanildo Delfino
Unanimous Decision

Muay Thai Atomweight
Anne Line Hogstad def. Alma Juniku
Decision

MMA Strawweight
Lito Adiwang def. Pongsiri Mitsatit
Submission (kimura) at 3:02 of R1

MMA Atomweight
Gina Iniong def. Asha Roka
Unanimous Decision

Muay Thai Bantamweight
Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym def. Chris Shaw
Unanimous Decision

MMA Atomweight
Jomary Torres vs Jenny Huang
No Contest (accidental strikes)

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