Don’t miss the highlights from ONE Championship: Battle for the Heavens, which crowned the ONE Super Series women’s kickboxing atomweight champion!
While the UFC was busy putting on UFC 226, and working on a way for Brock Lesnar to somehow be back in the title mix, ONE Championship returned to China, hosting Battle for the Heavens on Saturday. The card represented a departure from the norm, as rather than mixing in a few ONE Super Series Muay Thai or Kickboxing bouts during the regular MMA action, a ONE Super Series title fight headlined the card.
That main event saw China’s Kai Ting Zhuang take on Yodcherry Sityodtong. And over the course of five full rounds, Zhuang consistently got the better of Sityodtong. In the end, she took home a unanimous decision victory — and the inaugural ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight Championship.
In flyweight action in the co-main event, meanwhile, the promotion got back to its MMA base. There, former title challenger Reece McLaren edged past Japan’s Tatsumitsu Wada. While it may not be enough to get him another crack at the belt just yet, he’s certainly in the running now that Geje Eustaquio has unified the interim and undisputed 125lb titles in ONE.
Check out the gallery below for highlights from Battle for the Heavens in Guangzhou, China, courtesy of ONE Championship!