The event was jam-packed with 20 bouts across four sports and a mixed rules super-fight. There were five World Championships on the line and a final to a tournament on the bill. Nothing more could have been added to make it any more special.
The night ended with an inspiring performance from ONE Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee. The new mother returned to the Circle and was nearly ousted in the first round by a crippling body blow by Stamp Fairtex. However, she weathered the storm and submitted Stamp in the second round to retain her gold.
Demetrious Johnson and Rodtang Jitmuangnon put on a show in the night’s co-main event in their mixed rules bout. Rodtang showed his trademark aggression and power in the first round before Johnson was able to utilize his grappling in the second to get the rear-naked choke finish. Both men showed out on the global stage and should be applauded for the incredible bout.
In the remaining three title tilts, Adriano Moraes and Nong-O Gaiyanghado retained their belts with highlight-reel finishes over Yuya Wakamatsu and Felipe Lobo, respectively. In the lone title change, Hiroki Akimoto bested Capitan Petchyindee in a five-round thriller for the ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title.
Yoshihiro Akiyama ended his feud with Shinya Aoki with an exciting second-round TKO, and John Wayne Parr was retired by Eduard Folayang in a three-round war.
But the action was not even half of the action at ONE X, which speaks to how incredible the event was.
Both submission grappling bouts went to a 12-minute draw, but all four participants showed their grappling acumen during the time allotted. Reinier De Ridder and Andre Galvao had an action-packed contest that perhaps teased a future meeting between the two for one of De Ridder’s gold belts. After a slow start, Danielle Kelly and Mei Yamaguchi had fast-paced scrambles on the mat to thrill the audience during their encounter.
In other results, top contenders Seo Hee Ham, Stephen Loman, and Tang Kai all picked up much-needed victories to bolster their claims to title shots in their respective divisions. The rising contenders added to their stock with their wins and gained new fans in the process that could enhance their call for a shot at ultimate glory.
ONE delivered one of the most memorable nights in martial arts history. The show was incredible and was a celebration of each martial art and the warrior spirit each athlete carried into the Circle. The special night will not be soon forgotten.
ONE X Full Results
ONE Atomweight World Championship: Angela Lee def. Stamp Fairtex via submission (rear-naked choke) in the second round
Mixed Rules Super-Fight: Demetrious Johnson def. Rodtang Jitmuangnon via submission (rear-naked choke) in the second round
ONE Flyweight World Championship: Adriano Moraes def. Yuya Wakamatsu via submission (guillotine choke) in the third round
Yoshihiro Akiyama def. Shinya Aoki by TKO in the second round
Eduard Folayang def. John Wayne Parr by unanimous decision
ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Championship: Superbon Singha Mawynn def. Marat Grigorian by unanimous decision
ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championship: Nong-O Gaiyanghadao def. Felipe Lobo by KO in the third round
ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Championship: Hiroki Akimoto def. Capitan Petchyindee by unanimous decision
Seo Hee Ham def. Denice Zamboanga by unanimous decision
Jihin Radzuan def. Itsuki Hirata by split decision
Tang Kai def. Kim Jae Woong by KO in the first round
ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Final: Chingiz Allazov def. Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong
Reinier De Ridder and Andre Galvao fought to a draw
Sinsamut Klinmee def. Nieky Holzken by KO in the second round
Jeremy Miado def. Lito Adiwang by TKO in the second round
Stephen Loman def. Shoko Sato by unanimous decision
Amir Khan def. Ryogo Takahashi by split decision
Kang Ji Won def. Paul Elliott by KO in the first round
Danielle Kelly and Mei Yamaguchi fought to a drawSenzo Ikeda def. Ryuto Sawada by TKO in the second round.
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