Nobutatsu Suzuki was crowned the inaugural One FC welterweight champion today in front of a packed crowd inside Stadium Negara in in Kuala Lumpur.
Japanese star Suzuki, whose striking looked sharp throughout, claimed unanimous points victory over former UFC vet Brock Larson to claim the vacant title and enhance his exciting pro record to 10-1-2.
Larson quickly asserted his wrestling credentials by taking Suzuki down and landing several elbows in the first round, but Suzuki enjoyed success with his accurate knees in the second round that had Larson scrambling for a takedown.
The third round was fairly tentative, with Suzuki attempting several knee strikes while Larson tried in vain to get a takedown. But Suzuki continued landing strikes to Larson’s midsection in the fourth and fifth rounds, prompting Larson to tempt Suzuki to compete with him on the ground.
However, a disinterested Suzuki allowed Larson to stand back up on numerous occasions, only to continue dishing out significant strikes to Larson’s midsection towards the final bell.