Dustin Poirier has knocked out Conor McGregor in the second round at the UFC 257 Main Event. This spoils McGregor's long-awaited UFC return after his win over Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone last January. Poirier hinted after the match that he would be open to another bout against McGregor, as this fight brings their rivalry to a 1-1 record. The impressive wins of Poirier and Michael Chandler on Saturday night set the UFC's lightweight division up for a very exciting future.
ONE Championship kicked off their 2021 campaign in Singapore on Friday, January 22, with ONE: Unbreakable.
The six-bout card featured five finishes including in the main event as Capitan Petchyindee Academy ousted Alaverdi Ramazanov for the ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Championship.
See how all of the action went down in The Lion City with this recap of ONE: Unbreakable.
Main Event: Alaverdi Ramazanov vs. Capitan Petchyindee Academy<p>Capitan Winner by Knockout</p><p>Round 2 - 1:56</p><p>The first round was a blitz from both men, but it was Capitan's forward pressure that gave Ramazanov issues. Those issues grew in the second round with the Thai star walking down his prey and digging his shin into the Russian's legs and body repeatedly. Eventually, with Ramazanov against the Circle Wall, Capitan scored with a right hook to the body and a straight right to the head to put the champion down and take his crown.</p>
Shinya Aoki vs. James Nakashima<p>Aoki Winner by Submission</p><p>In the co-main event, Shinya Aoki added James Nakashima to his long list of victims with a crushing neck crank in the first round. The magician continues to inspire his legion of fans and re-enters the lightweight title picture with his third-straight victory.</p>
Rade Opacic vs. Bruno Susano<p>Opacic Winner by TKO</p><p>In heavyweight kickboxing action, Rade Opacic looked dominant once again with a TKO over Bruno Susano.</p>
Zebaztian Kadestam vs. Gadzhimurad Abdulaev<p>Abdulaev Winner by Submission</p><p>Gadzhimurad Abdulaev made a statement in his debut by knocking off the former ONE Welterweight World Champion with a quick face crank submission. Abdulaev made it look easy which could elevate him into immediate contention as an undefeated athlete on the rise.</p>
Meng Bo vs. Samara Santos<p>Meng Winner by Unanimous Decision</p><p>#2-ranked atomweight contender Meng Bo cruised to a unanimous decision win, but Brazilian Samara Santos made it a more difficult 15 minutes than she had expected. Still, the Chinese contender got the W and looks forward toward the ONE Atomweight Grand Prix.</p>
Lito Adiwang vs. Namiki Kawahara<p>Adiwang Winner by KO</p><p>The show opened with an emotional performance from Lito "Thunder Kid" Adiwang who had recently lost his mother. He dedicated his performance to her and showed out with a big second-round knockout.</p>
ONE: UNBREAKABLE | Fight Highlights<span style="display:block;position:relative;padding-top:56.25%;" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="81276286334653846171e661035fe643"><iframe lazy-loadable="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hN_H7Co49eU?rel=0" width="100%" height="auto" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;"></iframe></span>Relive the best moments from every fight at ONE Championship's first event of 2021, including the shocking KNOCKOUT that closed out the explosive World Title...
Black Belt Hall of Fame member Fedor Emelianenko, considered by some the greatest heavyweight in the history of mixed martial arts, has been hospitalized with the Covid-19 virus. It was reported Thursday that the Russian fighting great had been taken to a hospital in Moscow. Though the hospital has not released any details of his condition, Emelianenko, 44, took to Instagram to assure his fans he's feeling well and recovering.
A former combat sambo world champion and heavyweight champion of the now defunct Pride promotion, Emelianenko retired from fighting in 2012 but returned in 2015. He is currently signed with Bellator MMA where he's gone 3-2 since 2017. There had been plans for him to have an epic farewell fight in Russia but the worldwide pandemic has put those plans on hold.
Adiwang has represented Team Lakay well and quickly become one of the organization's can't-miss athletes with entertaining bouts each time he steps inside the ONE Circle. He is always a threat to finish the bout.
Lito Adiwang Fighting For Late Mother: ‘I Want To Honor Her’<span style="display:block;position:relative;padding-top:56.25%;" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="028df18ee6017184ec6f857eac485288"><iframe lazy-loadable="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xjeq24pXdWk?rel=0" width="100%" height="auto" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;"></iframe></span>
In the main event, bantamweight kickboxer Capitan Petchyindee Academy challenges ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Champion Alaverdi "Babyface Killer" Ramazanov for his crown.
The Thai challenger has a chip on his shoulder for this contest. Capitan mentioned that he wants to prove all of his doubters wrong with a title-winning performance on Friday in a video detailing the matchup.
Alaverdi Ramazanov vs. Capitan | Main Event Fight Preview<span style="display:block;position:relative;padding-top:56.25%;" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="72e8625baf8fef34a035da590613d4d3"><iframe lazy-loadable="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1hWv6LipnrY?start=326&rel=0" width="100%" height="auto" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;"></iframe></span>
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