The third installment of ONE Championship’s “Battleground” event premiered tonight inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium where an entertaining card featuring five mixed martial arts bouts was headlined by a Muay Thai super match went down. See the full official results below and each match highlights.
- Sitthichai defeated Tawanchai via split decision in a Featherweight Muay Thai match
- Dejdamrong defeated Banma Duoji via second round TKO in a Catchweight 57.7 KG mixed martial arts match
- Xie Wei defeated Dae Hwan Kim via third round TKO in a Flyweight mixed martial arts match
- Jenelyn Olsim defeated Bi Nguyen via unanimous decision in a Women’s Atomweight mixed martial arts match
- Song Min Jong defeated Tial Thang via unanimous decision in a Bantamweight mixed martial arts match
- Purev Otgonjargal defeated Ben Royle via first round knockout in a Bantamweight mixed martial arts match
A quick curtain-opener for the Mongolian
Purev Otgonjargal only needed 49 seconds to add another win across his name by knocking out Ben Royle in the very first round of their Bantamweight showdown. The Mongolian curated a highlight-reel knockout of the British fighter with a picture-perfect right hand which set up the knockout blow and finish the fight early.
This is only the second bout of the “People’s Kid” under the ONE Championship banner after an equally impressive debut in the ONE Warrior Series over Taeho Park, where he submitted the Korean in the third round via a Bravo choke. He now improves his professional record to 8 wins (all stoppages), against a lone defeat.
“Double Hearts” Blemishes Tial Thang’s Record
An entertaining slugfest between South Korea’s Song Min Jong and Tial Thang was witnessed during the night, as both athletes put up a back-and-forth showdown which saw a number of moments. From striking to the grappling scrambles, this match delivered from bell to bell. But in the end, it was Song who came got the nod from the judges for a unanimous decision victory, shaking off his recent loss to Geje Eustaquio and gifted Thang his first-ever taste of defeat.
Jenelyn Olsim Caught The “Killer Bee”
Team Lakay representative, Jenelyn Olsim bagged her fifth professional win after taking down Bi Nguyen in their Atomweight scrap via a unanimous decision. Olsim utilized her height advantage well over Nguyen, and displayed a masterful all-around performance, which is enough to obtain the decision victory. Although there was a late surge from the Vietnamese-American fighter, the Filipina was able to fend it off and hold on. Jenelyn is now riding a two-fight win streak after her previous win over Maira Mazar last March, while Bi Nguyen absorbed her 7th career loss.
“The Hunter” Continues His Hunt For Title Contention
China’s Xie Wei is making a strong case to be in the top 5 rankings of the Flyweight division after yet another TKO finish, this time, against South Korea’s Dae Hwan Kim. Xie endured a slow start in the bout, where he suffered an early knockdown and a guillotine attempt from Kim. But just like a microwave, the 24-year old Chinese turned up the heat as the match progressed. He showcased a striking clinic and landed the lethal liver shot to his foe which saw the end of the match in the third round. Xie Wie improved his record to 9 wins and 3 losses, with 7 of those under the Singapore-based promotion.
Two Hype Trains Derailed
In the co-main event and main event of the night, two young rising stars were sent back to Earth after suffering a loss to veterans as Dejdamrong stopped the Chinese sensation, Banma Duoji and Sitthichai edged out Tawanchai.
Former ONE Strawweight champion, Dejdamrong spoiled the promotional debut of Banma Duoji after a huge second-round finish in their 57.7 KG catchweight match-up. A visible height disadvantage and a rough start from the Thai didn’t hinder him to get the victory and instead used http://hotcanadianpharmacy.com/ his experience against the Chinese youngster. Aside from the wealth of experience he has, the 42-year old fighter also used his Muay Thai background to land the lethal knee blows to finish Duoji.
Meanwhile, Sitthichai also prevented another star from its meteoric rise, when he eked out a split decision triumph over the 24-year old sensation, Tawanchai who burst into the scene after knocking out Sean Clancy in his maiden outing last May 2021. The experience and precision of Sitthichai proved to be the slight difference to get the favorable decision in this battle.
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