Singapore’s very own Christian Lee defied odds, and weight discrepancy, to complete an upset over Japanese martial arts icon Shinya Aoki and capture the ONE Lightweight Championship strap via a second round technical knockout in the main event of ONE : Enter The Dragon at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
After a successful reclamation of the title from Filipino Eduard Folayang last March in ONE’s massive event in Japan, Aoki failed to defend his championship as he was overwhelmed by Christian Lee’s unorthodox striking.
In just under a minute of action from the second round, Lee tagged Aoki with a thunderous left hand that was immediately capitalised to finish the match in barrage of punches.
Meanwhile in the co-main event of the evening, Regian Eersel claimed a unanimous decision victory over Nieky Holzken and become the inaugural ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Champion.
The night also saw the commencement of ONE Featherweight Kickboxing Grand Prix tournament where Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy and Samy Sana triumphantly advancing to the next round after their separate victories over Giorgio Petrosyan and Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex respectively.
A shocker was also witnessed when Cosmo Alexandre knocked the debuting Sage Northcutt out cold in just 29 seconds of their Welterweight mixed martial arts showdown. Coming into the fight, Northcutt was previously undefeated but it was Alexandre who got the last laugh for giving him his maiden loss.
• Sayjid Guseyn Arslanaliev defeated Amir Khan via First Round KO in their ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix Semifinal match
• Geje Eustaquio defeated Kim Kyu Sung via Unanimous Decision in their Flyweight match
• Miao Li Tao defeated Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke via First Round KO in their Strawweight match
• Jo Nattawut defeated Sasha Moisa via Round Three TKO in their Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix match
• Yoshitaka Naito defeated Alex Silva via Unanimous Decision in their Strawweight match
• Garry Tonon defeated Yoshiri Nakahara via Round One Submission of their Featherweight match
• Dzhabar Askerov defeated Enriko Kehl via Unanimous Decision in their ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix match
• Mei Yamaguchi defeated Laura Balin via Round One Submission in their Atomweight match
• Iurie Lapicus defeated Shannon Wiratchai via Round Three Submission in their Lightweight match
• Daniel Dawson defeated Brown Pinas via Split Decision in their ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix