ONE Championship in Shanghai on 8 September delivered drama and danger, capped off by strawweight champion Xiong Jingnan successfully defending her title on home soil.
Strawweight champion Xiong Jingnan delivered a dominant performance over Samara Santos. Xiong was able to land her combinations and her takedowns at will, comfortable enough on the ground to attempt submissions when she didn’t have to. Santos defended well into the third round, but when a hammerfist landed flush, she waived off the fight herself, leaving Xiong to get her hand raised in her title defense.
Honorio Banario brought his kicks and combos out in full force, and Amir Khan delivered his high kicks. Khan was smart with a drag down, worked his way into a choke, and bided time until Banario had to tap.
Christian Lee was doing everything right against Edward Kelly until he did everything wrong. Lee took the fight into Kelly’s weakest domain of the canvas, but when Kelly was almost able to make it back to standing, Lee modified a suplex into a dump on Kelly’s head. Lee was disqualified and Kelly earned the traumatic victory.
Chen Lei came out of the corner like a cannonball and owned Muhammad Aiman with shoots, tough clinches and pressure on the ground for almost two whole rounds. But everything changed in a single moment. Aiman got only one opportunity to get the back, and he took it – literally – toppling Chen and getting the tap to a rear naked choke.
In the opening match, Elipitua Siregar made quick work of Phat Soda on the ground by finishing with elbows and punches after taking him down.
ONE Championship: Beyond the Horizon
8 September 2018
Women’s Strawweight Championship
Jingnan Xiong def Samara Santos by TKO, R3 1:22
Amir Khan def Honorio Banario by submission, rnc, R1 4:34
Edward Kelly def Christian Lee by DQ, spike to the head, R1 2:20
Muhammad Aiman def Lei Chen by Submission, RNC, R2 4:35
Elipitua Siregar def Phat Soda by TKO, R1 2:30
Bantamweight – Canceled due to appendicitis of Roman Alvarez
Roman Alvarez vs Daichi Takenaka
Kickboxing and Muay Thai Matches
Hakim Hamech def Yukinori Ogasawara by KO, R1 2:59
Mustapha Haida def Daniel Dawson by KO, R3
Han Zi Hao def Stergos Mikkios by UD
Tukkatatong Petpayathai def Ognjen Topic by UD