With little else in the way of big league MMA over the weekend, ONE Championship had the spotlight to themselves with Visions of Victory on Friday!
ONE Championship was back in action Friday, March 9. In a week where all the other major promotions were AWOL, ONE had the weekend to itself. The card suffered a late shakeup, however, when flyweight champion Adriano Moraes was forced to withdraw due to an injury suffered in training. As a result, the main event saw original challenger Reece McLaren paired up against Gianni Subba. On the line at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was the next shot at flyweight gold.
For McLaren, it mean fighting for a shot that was already his. Subba, meanwhile, had the opportunity of a lifetime. The Malaysian fighter was excited to headline his first ONE card at home, saying in a press release that “Competing at home is always really cool. We get all these family members and friends to come out. The crowd really supports us, and that really helps a lot.”
In the co-main event of the evening, meanwhile, former welterweight title challenger and Ben Askren victim Agilan Thani faced India’s Amitesh Chaubey.
ONE Championship: Visions of Victory Results:
Reece McLaren def. Gianna Subba by submission (arm-triangle choke), Round 2
Agilan Thani def. Amitesh Chaubey by submission (kimura), Round 2
Christian Lee def. Kazunori Yokota by submission (guillotine choke), Round 2, 4:34
Danny Kingad def. Sotir Kichukov by unanimous decision
Luis Santos def. Kiamrian Abbasov by unanimous decision
Michelle Nicolini def. Iryna Kyselova by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1
Ma Jia Wen def. Ahmed Mujtaba by submission, Round 2
ONE Championship: Visions of Victory Preliminary Results:
Muhammad Aiman def. Rin Saroth by unanimous decision
Jihin Radzuan def. Puja Tomar by submission, Round 2
Khon Sichan def. Riski Umar by split decision