On Friday, October 9, ONE Championship returned to Singapore with ONE: Reign of Dynasties.

It was a six-bout card filled with action and capped off by a ONE Strawweight Muay Thai World Championship tilt that continued to show the brilliance of Sam-A Gaiyanghadao on the global stage.

In the co-main event, Reece "Lightning" McLaren defended his #5-ranked flyweight position against the formerly-undefeated "The Giant" Aleksi Toivonen.


Main Event: Sam-A Gaiyanghadao vs. Josh Tonna

Sam-A Winner by TKO

Round 2 - 2:30

Sam-A Gaiyanghadao continues to be on point in his performances. Josh Tonna was a game opponent, but he was simply outclassed by a better athlete. The Thai cruised through the main event, earning a TKO stoppage with three knockdowns in the second round. After the first knockdown, Sam-A knew he had Tonna on the proverbial ropes and picked up his pace to get the finish. It was another masterful, dominant performance.

Aleksi Toivonen vs. Reece McLaren

McLaren Winner by Knee KO

Amir Khan vs. Rahul Raju

Khan Winner by Punches KO

Eko Roni Saputra vs. Murugan Silvarajoo

Saputra Winner by Submission

Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke vs. Hexigetu

Hexigetu Winner by Split Decision

Roshan Mainam vs. Liu Peng Shuai

Davtyan Winner by Submission

Reece "Lightning" McLaren was not going to let "The Giant" Aleki Toivonen take over his position in the flyweight rankings during the co-main event. The Aussie looked better than ever with crisp striking before scoring with a knee up the center than put Toivonen on the canvas for good.

Singaporean Amir Khan picked up a first-round knockout finish for his father who is battling cancer. In one of the last performances he will ever have in front of his dad, Khan worked through adversity and got a buzzer-beating knockout before the first.

But perhaps the most impressive finish came in a catchweight bout between Eko Roni Saputra and Murugan Silvarajoo. The Indonesian used a modified Americana with his leg to apply pressure to Silvarajoo's shoulder and get the tap.

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Having just concluded hosting the Hungary Grand Slam, the first international judo competition in eight months, it was announced Hungary will now host the 2021 Judo World Championships. László Tóth, head of the Hungarian Judo Association, said the event will take place starting on June 3 in Budapest.

The 2021 championships were originally slated to be hosted by Uzbekistan with Hungary to have hosted the 2022 tournament. The world championships will be a qualifying event for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

On Friday, October 30, ONE Championship presents ONE: Inside The Matrix. The event will feature World Championship contests across four divisions with some of the best and most exciting global stars.

The six-bout card from Singapore will air live and free on the B/R Live app starting at 8:30 a.m. EST/5:30 a.m. PST.

Click here to find out how to watch the event if you live outside of the United States.

A Card Full Of Finishers

If there is anything fans should know going into ONE: Inside The Matrix, it is to have their snacks ready because every contest will feature athletes who can finish bouts in the blink of an eye.

Two title challengers, Thanh Le and Iuri Lapicus enter their respective World Championship clashes with perfect finishing rates. However, both of their opponents, Martin "The Situ-Asian" Nguyen and Christian "The Warrior" Lee respectively, have finishing rates above 90%.

In the main event, both Aung La "The Burmese Python" N Sang and Reinier "The Dutch Knight" De Ridder have finishing rates of 92%.

And strawweights "The Panda" Xiong Jing Nan and Tiffany "No Chill" Teo have also finished more than half of their wins before going to the scorecards. In an evening of title tilts, every match for gold is filled with the possibility of a show-stealing ending.

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Gaethje employed a stick and move strategy that helped him avoid Nurmagomedov's relentless wrestling game until the end of the first round when the champion took him to the mat and easily passed his guard going for an armbar attempt. Though the bell sounded before Nurmagomedov could cinch in the armbar, he was instantly back to work in the second round taking Gaethje down, mounting him and wrapping his legs around the challenger's neck to fall back into a perfect triangle choke. Gaethje quickly tapped but, when referee Jason Herzog was slow to step in, he appeared to briefly go unconscious.

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Nurmagomedov, competing for the first time since his father passed away earlier in the year, immediately announced this would be his final fight. If he does stay away from the cage, he leaves the sport with an unblemished 29-0 record.

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