5 issues we discovered from ONE Combat Night time 13: Allazov vs. Grigorian

Chingiz Allazov stays the king of the featherweight kickboxing division after a headline win over Marat Grigorian. This was the third time these elite combatants have stepped inside a hoop collectively – their preliminary bout a decade in the past was a no-contest, with Grigorian choosing up the rematch. This outing the champion wouldn’t be denied as he placed on a placing clinic to retain his gold, and additional cement his fame because the pound-for-pound greatest kickboxer on the planet.

2. What can we do about Mikey Musumeci?

5 fights in ONE, 5 wins, and there’s no signal of the Mikey Musumeci practice slowing down. The newest man to coach and derail the American’s momentum was present strawweight MMA champ Jarred Brooks, however like so many earlier than him was not in a position to prise the title from Darth Rigatoni’s fingers. One of many world’s best Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners, Musumeci was a relentless risk all through the competition, attacking from a closed guard, and continuously trying to change the angles and focus of his assaults. Finally Brooks was pressured to faucet 7:30 into the competition due to a triangle armbar and Musumeci’s dominance of the flyweight submission grappling division continues on.

3. Lineker again with a bang

The final 12 months haven’t been straightforward for John Lineker. He misplaced his ONE bantamweight world title, and his points on the size have been effectively documented. One factor by no means doubtful has been his punching energy – and that was very a lot on show on Friday evening. Regardless of lacking weight once more, and having to compete at a catchweight of 151lbs, Lineker’s ‘Fingers of Stone’ have been in full proof as he stopped Kim Jae Woong in thrilling style. An enormous overhand left and subsequent observe up pictures have been sufficient to have this one stopped with just some seconds of the ultimate spherical remaining. Lineker will hope this places him again on target for a shot at bantamweight champ Fabricio Andrade – however he has to win his battles with the scales first.

4. One other huge challenger from Africa?

Take a bow Oumar Kane. Going into his bout with Marcus Almeida it was straightforward to see how he can be thought-about an underdog. Almeida is a 17-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion, and was beforehand unbeaten in MMA, however these heavyweights pulled out a traditional – and Kane was in a position to present the upset end. The combat was a mixture of heavy stand-up and a battle on the bottom, nevertheless it was on the ground Senegalese sensation Kane was in a position to actually impress. Within the first spherical he was in a position to make use of his wrestling skill to remain out of hurt’s approach, and land some good strikes. He was additionally in a position to defend effectively even once they went to floor on Almeida’s phrases within the second spherical. Finally Kane was effectively price his unanimous-decision win, and a $50k efficiency bonus as he put the remainder of the division on discover. 

5. Kids impress on a giant evening

ONE is blessed with among the best younger expertise in international fight sport and that was highlighted as soon as extra in Bangkok. Ty Ruotolo earned himself a world title shot at simply 20-years-of-age, as he defeated the present second-ranked light-weight MMA contender Dagi Arslanaliev. On this submission grappling contest at 180lbs, Ruotolo all the time regarded in command, concentrating on the legs early on earlier than ending issues up with a easy rear bare choke, incomes a shot on the inaugural ONE Welterweight Submission Grappling World Title subsequent outing.

Additionally spectacular was 19-year previous Anna “Supergirl” Jaroonsak. She picked up a unanimous choice over Lara “Pizza Energy” Fernandez in a 118lbs catchweight kickboxing bout, and regardless of her tender years now boasts a report of 40-6-1 with huge issues to return.