In addition to the events produced by North American-based MMA promotions Bellator and the UFC this weekend, Asia’s largest MMA promotion also held a big show that featured a newsworthy finish in a main event that featured a longtime Japanese MMA star getting knocked out and losing his World Title in the process.
At the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore this weekend, the ONE Championship 49: Defending Honor took place, which featured Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki getting knocked out by Filipino MMA star Eduard Folayang in the third round. With the win, Folayang is now the new ONE Lightweight Champion.
Below are complete quick-match results of the event, which also featured a successful return by former UFC star and the first-ever MMA fighter to be pictured on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, Roger Huerta. “El Matador” defeated Adrian “The Hunter” Pang of Brisbane, Australia by way of split decision in a hard-fought battle.
For those interested, you can watch a complete video archive of the entire Shinya Aoki vs. Eduard Folayang main event from ONE Championship 49 right here at MMANews.com, click here.
ONE Championship 49: Defending Honor Results From Kallang, Singapore
Eduard Folayang defeats Shinya Aoki via technical knockout (Round 3, 0:41)
Marat Gafurov defeats Narantungalag Jadambaa via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 1, 4:50)
Amir Khan defeats Vaughn Donayre via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 3, 2:22)
Michelle Nicolini defeats Mona Samir via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 1, 2:16)
Roger Huerta defeats Adrian Pang via split decision
Kotetsu Boku defeats Timofey Nastyukhin via technical knockout (Injury) (Round 1, 5:00)
Tiffany Teo defeats Walaa Abbas via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 2, 4:15)
Ahmed Mujtaba defeats Benedict Ang via unanimous decision
Niko Soe defeats Muhamad Haidar via submission (arm bar) (Round 1, 1:17)