“Road to ONE 5th: Sexyama Edition” was held at Tsutaya O-East in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, on October 5, 2021 (Tuesday). The event was a tribute to UFC veteran Yoshihiro Akiyama, who chaired the comment booth. There was also a 300.000 yen ($2.700 USD) 'Sexyama Bonus' on offer for anyone who would fight the funniest fight on the card.
In the 'main event' (and therefore the 'main event') of the 'schedule' we saw an MMA fight between Tatsumitsu Wada, (a former 'DEEP Impact' champion) and Daichi Takenaka, (former 'Shooto' bantamweight champion ” ).
The fight started in the “swapping” area, with Wada hitting a kick in the leg of Takenaka, who retaliated with a nice left “cross” followed by a kick that hit the inside of his opponent's leg. The athletes who are currently part of the 'Squad' of the 'ONE Championship' continued to invest in the 'swapping', with Takenaka delivering a kick to Wada's body in response to the 'strike' (a left 'hook' and an 'uppercut' ) that had been “connected” from the “clinch”. This first round also featured some moments of “hand to hand” fights.
The fighters continued to invest in punches and kicks at the start of the second round, but they also developed the ground game, with Wada taking his opponent's back. He ended up on the bottom and even landed an elbow while trying to fit a triangle. Takenaka also did a good job of punishing his opponent with a solid ground and pound at the end of the round.
The third and final round started with Wada trying to take down his opponent with a single leg drop (also known as a single leg), but Takenaka defended well. In the sequence, Wada pressed his opponent against the cage's grid and then took him to the ground. After hitting the body in the clinch, he was able to catch Takenaka's back once more, but Takenaka managed to defend himself well and avoided the choke attempt. Afterwards, Takenaka managed to get out of position and land blows from Wada's guard until the end of the fight, but Wada also remained active from below, doing enough to guarantee the victory, albeit by split decision (2-1).
With the result, Wada secured a check for 300.000 yen (US$2.700) in addition to his wrestling bag, which was handed over by Yoshihiro Akiyama himself. After earning the “Sexyama” bonus, Wada improved his MMA record to 23-11-2 while Takenaka dropped to 13-3-1.
The 'co-main event' (or 'co-main event') on the card was a match between Shinya Aoki and Shutaro Debana played under the rules of 'grappling'. The confrontation ended in a tie, since none of the athletes managed to submit until the end of regulation time.
Check out the results of “Road to ONE 5th: Sexyama Edition” which include:
Road to ONE 5th: Sexyama Edition
05 October 2021
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
MMA: Tatsumitsu Wada defeated Daichi Takenaka via split decision after three rounds
Grappling : Shinya Aoki vs Shutaro Debana ended in a draw after regular time expired
MMA: Kota Onojima defeated Seigo Yamamoto via unanimous decision after three rounds
MMA: Sora Yamamoto defeated Yasuyuki Nojiri via unanimous decision after three rounds
MMA: Takuma Sudo beat Kirato Kaebara via submission (knee) at 1:05 of the second round
MMA: Masuto Kawana defeated Takeki Niizeki via submission (naked choke) at 3:54 of the third round
* Text from the collaborator Oriosvaldo Costa. | Written in 08 / 10 / 2021
Caption : Tatsumitsu Wada won the “Sexyama” bonus for best fight on the card.
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Caption : Tatsumitsu Wada received the award from Yoshihiro Akiyama himself.
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On Monday (September 20, 2021 / holiday in Japan), the 'K-1 Japan Group' promoted the K-1 World GP 2021 Japan: “YokohamaTsuri” (Yokohama Festival), event that took place at Yokohoma Arena in Yokohoma, Kanagawa, Japan.
The competition was broadcast 'live' on AbemaTV and, according to reports, the audience numbers were very close to those of “K'FESTA.4 Dia.2”.
The event featured a knockout tournament for eight men weighing up to 67,5 kg. The great champion was Masaaki Noiri, who won with three consecutive “KO's” to his opponents: FUMIYA, Ayinta Ali and Rukiya Anpo, respectively.
It's worth remembering that Noiri - athlete who already beat Brazilian Vitor Tofanelli by unanimous decision in K-1 on November 3, 2020 - was also classified this year as the 3rd best fighter in the world in his category by 'Combat Press'.
In the 'co-main event' (or 'co-main event') of the schedule, current K-1 cruiseweight champion Sina Karimian faced off against former K-1 champion Kyotaro Fujimoto in a matched fight without title fight. The Iranian fighter ended up beating the Japanese by split decision after an extra round.
Highlight for MMA fighter and current champion of “HEAT”, Satoshi Ishii. Also a former Olympic gold medalist in Judo, the Japanese recently changed nationality to represent Croatia. His opponent was Ryo Aitaka, a former K-1 cruiserweight title challenger. Ishii ended up winning in his first foray into the world of Kickboxing.
Among the women, Kotomi defeated Rikako Sakurai by inanimate decision after three rounds.
The next K-1 tournament will be held on December 4, 2021, at the EDION Arena in Osaka.
The officials also announced that the competition will be held for the first time at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gym on February 27, 2022.
For now, stay with the results of K-1 World GP 2021 Japan: “YokohamaTsuri” which include:
K-1 World GP 2021 Japan: “YokohamaTsuri”
20 September 2021
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Masaaki Noiri beat Rukiya Anpo by KO in the third round - welterweight tournament final
Sina Karimian beat Kyotaro via split decision after extra round (10-9, 9-10, 10-9)
Daizo Sasaki defeated Kenta Hayashi via unanimous decision ( 27-26, 28-27, 28-26 )
Ryusei Ashizawa defeated Hirotaka Urabe via unanimous decision ( 30-27, 30-28, 30-28 )
Yuta Murakoshi defeated Narufumi Nishimoto via unanimous decision ( 30-27, 30-27, 30-26 )
Hirotaka Asahisa beat MOMOTARO by KO at 2:59 of the first round
Yasuhiro Kido beat Yutaro Yamauchi by KO at 2:25 of the second round
Satoshi Ishii defeated Ryo Aitaka by decision after extra round (10-9 × 3)
Rukiya Anpo beat Riki Matsuoka by KO at 2:35 of the third round - welterweight tournament semifinal
Masaaki Noiri beat Ayinta Ali by KO at 1:32 of the first round - semifinal of the welterweight tournament
Kaito Ozawa defeated Yuta Kunieda by unanimous decision (30-29 × 3)
Taito Gunji defeated Takahito Niimi via unanimous decision ( 30-27, 30-29, 30-29 )
Toma beat Yusuke by KO at 2:05 of the second round
Kotomi defeated Rikako Sakurai by unanimous decision (30-28 × 3)
Akihiro Kaneko beat Koki by KO at 2:35 of the first round
Yuto Shinohara defeated Toshiki Taniyama via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-26)
Ryuka beat Hikaru Hasumi by KO at 1:48 of the second round
Riki Matsuoka beat Maki Dwansonpong by KO at 3:00 of the second round
Rukiya Anpo beat Alan Soares by knockout at 0:31 of the first round
Masaaki Noiri beat FUMIYA by KO at 2:10 of the first round
Ayinta Ali defeated Ruku Kojima by unanimous decision ( 30-28, 30-29, 30-28 )
Kazuki Daiku beat Kurogi Darvish by KO at 2:45 of the first round
Takahiko Kobayashi beat Takuma Shimizu by KO at 2:10 of the second round
* Text from the collaborator Oriosvaldo Costa. | Written in 22 / 09 / 2021
Caption : MMA fighter Satoshi Ishii won on his kickboxing debut.
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Caption : The poster advertising the K-1 World GP 2021 Japan: “YokohamaTsuri”.
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The 2nd edition of the mixed martial arts tournament called “Breaking Down” is scheduled for September 26, 2021 (Sunday). All fights from the event will be broadcast 'live' from 14:30 pm (Japan time) on “ABEMA PPV ONLINE LIVE”.
The purpose of the promotion is to discover the “strongest man for a minute”, as each MMA fight of “Breaking Down” is scheduled for an 'ultra-short' deadline of 1 round of 1 minute (30 seconds extension, if necessary) and a ground fighting time limit of just 10 seconds.
The fights will be played in a 9-meter-diameter octagon, the same size as the UFC - according to organizers - installed at Tri-Force Akasaka in Tokyo.
“Breaking Down” was released by Mikuru Asakura, brother of Kai Asakura, and Teppei Hori, owner of Tri-Force Akasaka, to which the Asakura brothers belong.
Mikuru is a very popular 'YouTuber' with over 2,13 million registered followers. And while the latter is listed by the Japanese specialist media as the 'special adviser and advisor' on the promotion, the renowned Tapology website also cites Mikuru Asakura as the “co-promoter” of “Breaking Down”.
Teppei Hori, on the other hand, is also a representative of the law firm “Martial Arts”, which has the nickname “fighting lawyer”. In addition, he has a record of 11 fights as a professional mixed martial arts fighter in the past.
“Breaking Down” is produced by Radio Book Co., Ltd., which has a partnership* ( * in February 2021 ) with 'Scuderia Ferrari', and is the only company in Japan that produces the tournament comprehensively.
This 'card' is programmed for a total of 25 fights, 5 more than last time. Some tournament fights have been announced recently.
Junshi Urita, who has previously participated in “THE OUTSIDER” and is also known for his friendship with the Asakura brothers, is expected to fight Marudashi Ryota in a 71kg challenge.
Kohei Oka, a friend of Mikuru Asakura from high school and who is now a member of the “Mikuru Asakura Channel” YouTube team, decided to participate against the “mysterious masked man” and also 'YouTuber' Toranoko, who claims to have 20 years of experience in Chinese martial arts. This fight will be disputed in the 84kg category.
New internet sensation “Breakfast Milk” – which claims to be an 'imitation' of Mikuru Asakura and is quickly gaining popularity on 'TikTok' – will battle Maikon. But it's good to remember that the latter has been a boxer for 7 months while “Milk” has no martial arts experience.
In addition, Ikona Nobutoshi and Sho Miyajima, who drew a lot of attention due to the dissolution of “Jackpot”, a popular 'YouTuber' group, in July this year, are expected to fight each other. Both are experienced in kickboxing.
For additional information about this 'card', please refer to the franchise's official website. https://breakingdown.jp/
* Text from the collaborator Oriosvaldo Costa. | Written in 16 / 09 / 2021
Caption : Kohei Oka vs Toranoko.
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Caption : Mikuru Asakura. Special Advisor to “Breaking Down”.
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The ONE Championship announced that “Road to ONE 5th: Sexyama Edition” will be held at Shibuya O-East in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan on October 5, 2021 (a Tuesday in Japan).
With the cooperation of Chatri Sityodtong (CEO of ONE Championship), Kazuhiro Sakamoto (Shooto & VTJ 'Promoter'), Shigeyoshi Akiyama (Sustain), Yuji Kitano (ABEMATV) and Ryo Chonan (Trybe Tokyo MMA), it looks like they will be able to. to perform “Road to ONE 5th: Sexyama Edition” this time.
The tournament will be broadcast exclusively 'live' on ABEMATV, as announced by Mr. Yuji Kitano.
Yoshihiro Akiyama himself, fighter known by the nickname “Sexyama”, struggled a lot to get sponsors for this MMA competition.
-“Due to the prolonged health crisis, I learned that beginning fighters have fewer opportunities to fight than I do at 46 years old. However, I have not been able to attract enough sponsors to run the tournament previously. But now, while I was recovering from an injury, I called my friends to raise funds and we decided to do 'Road to ONE 5th: Sexyama Edition' this time.”-announced Akiyama, through his social networks.
Hideyuki Hata, ONE Championship Japan branch representative, is also supporting the holding of the event.
-“I am delighted to be able to hold the fifth 'Road to ONE' this time, after the tournament in February this year. We will be able to provide more fighting opportunities for athletes. We will take preventive measures against infection by the new coronavirus. I am so honored to be here and deeply grateful to everyone involved. I hope that all participating fighters will be able to offer a brilliant tournament for everyone. Look forward to it," he said in a press release.
The event's 'card' will be “announced at a later date”, but there is another question that remains: will Akiyama himself participate only as a producer of the tournament or will he also fight? Will there be enough time for him to recover from his injury?
With a 'record' in MMA consisting of 15 wins, 7 losses and 2 'No Contest', Yoshihiro Akiyama is currently part of the ONE Championship's squad. His most recent fight was a “KO” victory over Sheriff Mohammed in the ONE main event in February 2020. In the future, he would like to promote an ONE tournament: “Japan vs. Korea".
Stay tuned for additional information about this tournament produced by Yoshihiro Akiyama.
* Text from the collaborator Oriosvaldo Costa. | Written in 13 / 09 / 2021
Caption: The flyer for the promotion of “Road to ONE 5th: Sexyama Edition”.
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Caption : The 5th edition of “Road to ONE” will be produced by Yoshihiro Akiyama.
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The ONE Championship: “Battleground Part II” took place on Friday (August 13, 2021) at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. The 'card' totally dedicated to MMA fights was broadcast by several platforms all over the world, among them, ABEMATV.
In the 'main event' of the schedule, we had a 'crucial' fight in the lightweight division between Eduard Folayang, (22-11), the celebrated hero of the Philippines, who is coming off the longest losing streak in his career, against Lipeng Zhang, (30-11-2), 'ex-athlete' of the UFC and winner of the only season of “The Ultimate Fighter: China” (in 2014). Folayang - who hails from Kung Fu - wanted to prove that he still has a lot to do, despite having helped build Filipino MMA from the start. Zhang, who has a 2-2 UFC record, is also a great fighter and didn't hesitate to attack until he achieved his goals.
Folayang tried to "get the right step" and started the fight by delivering powerful kicks to the leg of the strong Chinese who, after accepting the 'exchange', knocked his opponent down and began to work with 'ground and pound' punches until he "opened the way" to the back of Folayang. The veteran used his experience and resisted the submission, despite absorbing some powerful “blows”.
Both men landed hits right at the start of the second round. Folayang, ('former ONE lightweight champion'), showed his aggression and continued to attack with his devastating kicks, as well as defending Zhang's takedown attempts.
The "script" would be repeated at the beginning of the third round until Zhang "connected" an "uppercut" from the right. From there, Zhang showed that he's been in his best form since leaving the UFC, maintaining lateral control and taking the fight until the end of regular time. The Chinese's tactic was enough to guarantee him the unanimous decision victory and raise his 'record' to 31-11-2. Folayang, meanwhile, was down to 22-12.
After the result, Lipeng Zhang challenged Japanese 'star' Shinya Aoki to fight on an upcoming ONE Championship card.
In the 'co-main event' (or “co-main event”) we saw a duel between Brazilian Alex Silva and Chinese Li Tao Miao. Silva - a 'former ONE' straw weight world champion (in 2017) - showed a sharp Jiu-Jitsu, almost got the submission, but ended up winning by unanimous decision of the judges after three rounds. Your 'record' goes up to 10-6. Miao drops to 6-4.
Another fight worthy of note on the card occurred between the Norwegian heavyweight Thomas Narmo (4-0-0 ) and the Cameroonian Alain Ngalani (4-6-0 ). The battle ended in “no contest” after an “accidental” kick to the groin at 4:07 of the second round.
The undefeated Norwegian was scheduled to face Brazilian Marcus “Buchecha” at the Jiu-Jitsu 'legend' debut at the ONE Championship, scheduled for September 24 in Singapore.
The fighter Eko Roni Saputra (5-1), in turn, applied a massive knockout in just 10 seconds over Peng Shuai Liu (6-7).
Check out the results of ONE: 'Battleground-Part II' which include:
ONE: "Battleground-Part II"
13 August 2021
Singapore Indoor Stadium
Lipeng Zhang defeated Eduard Folayang via unanimous decision after three rounds
Alex Silva defeated Li Tao Miao via unanimous decision after three rounds
Thomas Narmo vs. Alain Ngalani finished in “No Contest”
Eko Roni Saputra defeated Peng Shuai Liu by “KO” (punch) at 0:10 of the first round
Rahul Raju defeated Otgonbaatar Nergui via submission (naked choke) at 3:54 of the second round
* Text from the collaborator Oriosvaldo Costa. | Written in 14 / 08 / 2021
Caption : Eduard Folayang helped build MMA in the Philippines from the beginning.
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Caption : Lipeng Zhang overcame Eduard Folayang at ONE: “Battleground-Part II” after three rounds.
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Attention, girls. If you dream of being “cinderella” for just one night and working as a 'ring girl' in one of the biggest fight events in the world, then this is your opportunity.
It was decided that the “K-1 Mikucha Round Girl Audition”, a collaborative project between 'K-1' (Planning / Production: M-1 Sports Media Co., Ltd. ) and “Mikucha” (a video distribution application 'Live' content developed and operated by DONUTS Co., Ltd.) will be held on September 20, 2012 (Monday/Holiday) at Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan. The audition, which aims to discover new 'rings' girls', will take place in the same ring as the “K-1 WORLD GP 2021 JAPAN-Yokohama Festival”, to be held on the same date and location.
On 'K-1', in addition to the “K-1 Girls” that liven up the venue of each tournament, previously, names like Yoko Kumada (a talented 'pop star'), Momoka Ishida (aka “Reiwa's Roture Queen”) and popular cosplayers Saki Miyamoto and Kokoro Shinozaki took advantage of their exceptional style to make the inside of the ring even more beautiful and fans more enthusiastic.
This time, it will be a special opportunity for ordinary women to take the big stage. (*This will not be an audition to select permanent new hires as “K-1 Girls”, but to be a “K-1 Round Girl” for one night only).
The audition, which will also be shown during ABEMATV's 'live' broadcast, is open to the public - as mentioned above - and the winner will be posted on the back cover of “Jovem Campeão” magazine.
In addition, it is speculated that the 1st place finisher could receive a cash prize of up to ¥30.000 (30.000 yen).
The 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be 10.000 yen and 5.000 yen, respectively.
Extra benefits of the 'K-1' and the “Mix-Channel” will also be distributed.
Registration for the audition will be open until 12:00 on July 14, 2021 (Wednesday). The selected candidates will be announced 'live' on “Mikucha” for 18 days, from July 15th (Thursday) from 12pm to August 1st (Sunday) until 23pm, and the final screening (on September 20th ) will be based on the points earned so far. The final result will be announced on the official 'K-1' website and on the franchise's official 'Twitter'.
Candidates must be healthy women, aged between 16 and 39 years and measuring 1,50 cm or more, among other requirements.
For additional information, in addition to sending the documents required for registration, please visit the official 'K-1' website or the following page of “Mikucha”.
Or, try registering for the “K-1 Mikucha Round Girl Audition” via the URL below: https://lin.ee/K3C9rRU
You can also request the information needed for the audition at the URL below: https://mixch.tv/p/qartvt40
* Text from the collaborator Oriosvaldo Costa. | Written in 14 / 07 / 2021
Caption : The audition will be a spectacular opportunity to be on stage as a “K-1 Girl”.
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Caption : The audition will be broadcast 'live' by ABEMATV and will be posted on the back cover of “Jovem Campeão” magazine.
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On Sunday (March 21, 2021), the K-1 Group held the K-1 World GP 2021 Japan (K'Party.4 Day.1). The event took place at the Tokyo Garden Theater in Tokyo, Japan. The fights were broadcast 'live' on Abema TV.
It's worth remembering that K-1 regained the 'status' of “the biggest 'standing fights' event in the world”.
The 'main event' (and therefore 'main event') of this card brought us Yuuki Egawa defending his title in the 58 kg category against Tatsuya Tsubakihara. The pair had already faced each other in a fight (when the title was not at stake) in September of last year. This time, Tatsuya Tsubakihara ended up beating Yuuki Egawa by split decision of the judges (10-9, 9-10, 10-9), after an extra round.
In the 'co-main event' (or 'co-main event') of the 'card' of this K-1 World GP 2021 Japan (K'Festa.4 Day.1) we saw another title fight (up to 65 kg) with Hideaki Yamazaki defending his champion belt for the first time against Fukashi Mizutani. Hideaki successfully retained the title by knocking out Fukashi just over a minute into the opening round.
The event also marked the debut of sensei Júlio Cesar Mori (Brazilianthai) in K-1 against Japanese Katsuya Jinbo. There were three rounds of a lot of “swapping”, from beginning to end. Julio lost on points, but fulfilled a dream by making a great debut in K-1. The athlete showed that he is in the game and this is just the beginning.
Another Brazilian and representative of the Brazilianthai team, Vítor Toffanelli made his return to K-1 after his debut last November. Vítor got a great victory by TKO in the third round over the Japanese Suzuki Hayato.
In the post fight interview, Vítor stated that his next step is to fight a GP in search of the K-1 World GP or K-1 MAX (Middleweight Artistic Xtreme) belt.
Check out the results of “K-1 World GP 2021 Japan ( K'Festa.4 Day.1 )” which include:
K-1 World GP 2021 Japan (K'Party.4 Day.1)
March 21th, 2021
Tokyo Garden Theater
Koto, Tokyo, Japan
Tatsuya Tsubakihara defeated Yuuki Egawa via split decision after an extra round (10-9, 9-10, 10-9) - for the 58-pound title
Hideaki Yamazaki defeated Fukashi Mizutani by KO (left jab). Round 1, 1:10 - for the title up to 65 kg
Yuta Murakoshi defeated Ryusei Ashizawa via unanimous decision ( 30-28, 30-29, 30-29 )
Koya Urabe defeated Hikaru Hasumi via unanimous decision ( 30-28, 30-27, 30-29 )
Tatsuki Shinotsuka defeated Kaito Ozawa via split decision after an extra round (10-9, 9-10, 10-9)
Kaisei Kondo defeated Duangsomphong Maki by majority decision ( 29-29, 30-28, 30-28 )
Vitor Toffanelli beat Hayato Suzuki by “TKO” (cut) Round 3, 1:28
Mahmoud Sattari beat Hisaki Kato by “TKO” (Blows) Round 2, 0:26
Seiya Tanigawa defeated Rui Hanazawa via unanimous decision ( 30-27, 30-26, 30-26 )
Miyu Sugawara defeated Nozomi Sigemura via unanimous decision ( 30-27, 30-27, 30-26 )
Gunji Taito defeated Riku Morisaka via unanimous decision ( 30-27, 30-26, 30-26 )
Shuji Kawarada defeated Hisaki Higashimoto by “TKO” (cut) Round 1, 1:20
Katsuya Jinbo defeated Julio Cesar Mori by unanimous decision ( 30-28, 30-28, 29-28 )
Yuta Matsuyama beat Sora Suizu by knockout (knee) Round 1, 1:19
Koji Ikeda beat Eiki Kurata by KO (straight right) Round 2, 1:55
Mina Daiki beat Kyosuke Takahashi by KO (straight left) Round 3, 1:19
Natsuki Kitamura vs. Koki Akada ended in a majority draw (30-29, 29-29, 29-29)
* Text from the collaborator Oriosvaldo Costa. | Written in 23 / 03 / 2021
Photo : After winning his fight on Sunday, Brazilian Vitor Toffanelli is now looking for the K-1 world GP belt. ( Courtesy | Credits : AP Vitor Toffanelli | ( C ) K-1 Japan Group | ( C ) M-1 Sports Media | Disclosure ).
Vitor Toffanelli receiving the champion's trophy alongside Master Danilo Zanolini. ( Courtesy | Credits : AP Vitor Toffanelli | ( C ) K-1 Japan Group | ( C ) M-1 Sports Media | Disclosure ).
Undefeated South Korean fighter delivers brutal knockout at ONE Championship: “Fists of Fury-Part II”
Considered the largest mixed martial arts organization in the world - at least for fans on the Asian continent - The ONE Championship: “Fists of Fury Part II”, took place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore, on March 5, 2021 (Friday).
The show was broadcast 'live' on ABEMATV to Japan and via the ONE app and the franchise's YouTube channel to the rest of the world.
In addition, the promotion followed all recommendations from health agencies.
The 'main event' (and therefore 'main event') of the schedule was a fight between Iranian heavyweight Amir Aliakbari and undefeated South Korean phenom Ji Won Kang.
Aliakbari, who was making his promotional debut, boasted a record in MMA of 10 wins and only 1 loss, conquered in franchises the size of ACB and ACA. His only loss had been in 2016 to Mirko 'Cro Cop' at RIZIN. The Iranian also arrived with the moral of having been world champion of Greco-Roman wrestling (Wrestling) in 2012.
But none of that worked for the South Korean, who needed just under two minutes to win a brutal knockout over the Persian fighter, this being his fifth first-round knockout in five fights as an MMA professional.
Now, Kang will welcome Brazilian Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, the greatest Jiu-Jitsu world champion, on his MMA debut, scheduled for the ONE card on April 4th.
In the co-main event (or "co-main event") of the card of this ONE Championship: "Fists of Fury-Part II", we saw another rookie in the promotion, the undefeated Russian heavyweight Anatoly "Spartak" Malykhin ( 9-0) against former ONE world title challenger Alexandre “Bebezão” Machado (9-4).
The Russian beat the Brazilian in the first round, after landing a sequence of traumatic blows from the side (already on the ground), which made his opponent hit.
Chinese Kai Tang needed just two minutes to dispatch Japanese Ryogo Takahashi with a straight right followed by five more punches to seal his victory. He moves to 12-2, with Takahashi dropping to 14-5.
Another Japanese on this card, Yoshiki Nakahara ( 14-5 ) took about a minute and a half to pass Kyrgyzstan fighter Ruslan Emilbek (8-1 ). Nakahara landed a right counter-attack to, in the sequence, throw more punches at his opponent, who had already fallen, which forced the referee's interruption.
In another MMA fight, Filipino Mark Abelardo (20-8) hit an elbow following an 'uppercut' to defeat American Emilio Urrutia (11-8) in the second round.
In the only Muay Thai fight on the schedule, Han Zi Hao (China) defeated Adam Noi (Algeria) by unanimous decision of the judges.
ONE Championship : "Fists of Fury-Part II"
Friday, March 5, 2021
Singapore Indoor Stadium
Ji Won Kang defeated Amir Aliakbari by “KO” (punch) at 1:54 of the first round
Anatoly Malykhin defeated Alexandre Machado by “TKO” (traumatic blows) at 3:28 of the first round
Kai Tang beat Ryogo Takahashi by “TKO” (punches) at 1:59 of the first round
Yoshiki Nakahara beat Ruslan Emilbek by “TKO” (punches) at 1:30 of the first round
Mark Abelardo defeated Emilio Urrutia by “KO” / “TKO” at 3:20 of the second round
Muay Thai: Han Zi Hao defeated Adam Noi by unanimous decision of the judges
* Text from the collaborator Oriosvaldo Costa. | Written in 06 / 03 / 2021
Pictured above: South Korean Ji Won Kang won his fifth knockout in the first round. ( Credits | Courtesy : ( C ) ONE Championship | ( C ) Abema TV | Disclosure ).
Below: Japanese Yoshiki Nakahara won again in the ONE Championship, this time over the Kyrgyz fighter. ( Credits | Courtesy : ( C ) ONE Championship | ( C ) Abema TV | Disclosure ).
The MMA show dubbed Road To ONE 7rd: “4th Young Guns” was held on Monday afternoon (February 22nd) in Tokyo, Japan.
This was the fourth 'card' of the Japanese subsidiary of the ONE Championship (promoted by Shooto), but it is the seventh in the series of those who have already been promoted by "Road to ONE" in countries on the Asian continent and in some other countries in Eastern Europe.
Therefore, the concert took place at Tsutaya O-East in front of an audience that, although "limited", attended the event 'live'.
The fights were also broadcast on Abema TV.
The 'main event' (and therefore the 'main event') of the schedule was a fight between Judo black belt Itsuki Hirata and Miku Nakamura, a regular fighter in the Shooto promotion.
The fight was defined in the second round, when Hirata made use of a hip throw and threw Nakamura to the ground, from where he transitioned to a choke. However, instead of insisting on the submission attempt to try to make her opponent fold, she opted to work with “ground and pound” punches that forced the referee to stop the confrontation at 2:34.
With the win, Hirata improved his MMA record to 4-0, while Nakamura dropped to 3-4.
The 'co-main event' (or 'co-main event') of this 'card' was a duel in the welterweight division in which Kazuki Kasai defeated Takuya Nagata in the third and final round.
With Nagata in the “four support” position, Kasai began to punish him with punches to the head, causing the 'corner' to throw in the towel. With the win, he improves to 6-1, while his opponent drops to 9-4-1.
In another match, Toru Ogawa (12-8) defeated Pancrase Pancrase teammate Kenji Yamanaka (11-9) by decision, ending his opponent's unbeaten record in a fun match.
In the only Kickboxing match on the card, the much talked about teenager Shoa Arii had a convincing victory over Yu Hiramatsu, scoring three knockdowns in the second round.
Veteran ONE Warrior Series competitor Hikaru Yoshino (9-2) showed his Judo skills to achieve a split decision victory over Shohei Nose (4-2) in a featherweight fight.
At lightweight, Hirotaka Nakada (2-1) surprised Tatsuhiko Iwamoto (10-7), stopping his opponent with blows in the first round.
Check out the results of Road To ONE 7rd: “4th Young Guns” which include:
Road To ONE 7rd : 4th Young Guns
22 February 2021
Shibuya Tsutaya O-East
Itsuki Hirata beat Miku Nakamura by “TKO” (punches) at 2:34 of the second round
Kazuki Kasai defeated Takuya Nagata by “TKO” (corner threw in the towel) at 2:50 of the third round
Toru Ogawa defeated Kenji Yamanaka via unanimous decision
Kickboxing: Shoa Arii defeated Yu Hiramatsu by “TKO” (three knockdowns) at 2:25 of the second round
Hikaru Yoshino defeated Shohei Nose via split decision
Hirotaka Nakada beat Tatsuhiko Iwamoto by “TKO” (elbows and punches) at 3:33 of the first round
Keito Yamakita defeated Shuto Aki by “TKO” (knees) at 2:21 of the first round
Toshiomi Kazama defeated Kohei Maeda by “TKO” (punches) at 3:04 of the first round
Koyuru Tanoue defeated Takafumi Ato by unanimous decision
* Text from the collaborator Oriosvaldo Costa. | Written in 24 / 02 / 2021
Pictured above: Itsuki Hirata, after the fight, with Shinya Aoki. ( Credits | Courtesy : ( C ) ONE Championship | ( C ) Abema TV | Disclosure ).
Below: Itsuki Hirata and Miku Nakamura made the 'main event' (and therefore the 'main event') of this 'card'. ( Credits | Courtesy : ( C ) ONE Championship | ( C ) Abema TV | Disclosure ).