ONE Championship brought a packed card to the Philippines on Friday, as Reign of Kings featured Martin Nguyen looking to become a triple champ, and a couple of grappling aces.
Asia’s ONE Championship returned to action on Friday at the Mall Of Asia Arena in Manila, the Philippines. With ONE Championship: Reign of Kings, the promotion was once again granting Martin Nguyen a shot at a third title. The ONE featherweight and lightweight title holder had lost his first chance to be a triple-champ, losing to Bibiano Fernandes earlier this year. He bounced back with a win over Christian Lee in May, which saw him defending the featherweight title. Now, it was interim bantamweight gold on the line.
‘The Situ-Asian’ was taking on Kevin Belingon in the main event of Reign of Kings. Belingon would have the crowd firmly in his corner, being from Manila himself. Yet arguably Nguyen had the edge.
The rest of the card? Renzo Gracie was back in action! Shinya Aoki was in the co-main event. Former lightweight champ Eduard Folyang returned to action, and grappling ace Garry Tonon was looking for another MMA win.
Check back come fight time for results from ONE Championship: Reign of Kings!
ONE Championship: Reign of Kings Results:
Kevin Belingon def. Martin Nguyen by Unanimous Decision – for ONE interim bantamweight championship
Shinya Aoki def. Shannon Wiratchai by TKO in Round 1
Renzo Gracie def. Yuki Kondo by Submission in Round 2
Eduard Folayang def. Aziz Pahrudinov by Unanimous Decision
Garry Tonon def. Rahul Raju in Round 3
Chris Ngimbi def. Armen Petrosyan by Split Decision – ONE Super Series Kickboxing
Panicos Yusuf def. Han Zihao by Unanimous Decision – ONE Super Series Muay Thai
Joshua Pacio def. Pongsiri Mitsatit by Submission in Round 1
Chamuaktong FighterMuayThai def. Brown Pinas by Unanimous Decision – ONE Super Series Muay Thai
Rene Catalan def. Stefer Rahardian by Unanimous Decision
Xie Bin def. Sor Sey by Submission in Round 1