ONE Championship was back in action on Saturday October 6, with ONE Championship: Kingdom of Heroes going down in Bangkok, Thailand. For MMA fans, it was one of three key cards on the day, with KSW 45 and UFC 229 also vying for attention.
Bangkok, Thailand’s Impact Arena saw the return of ONE Championship with Kingdom of Heroes on Saturday. Perhaps doing a bit of counter-programming (though not exactly airing at the same time as the UFC), the card was topped not by a mixed martial arts contest, but a boxing match. That would see WBC Super Flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai defend his title against Iran Diaz. The co-main event of Kingdom of Heroes strayed outside the MMA realm as well, featuring a women’s atomweight kickboxing title fight.
In fact, the fourteen fight card had just six MMA contests, with the remainder consisting of kickboxing and Muay Thai bouts. Among the MMA action, Shinya Aoki was likely the highlight, facing ONE standout Ev Ting.
ONE Championship: Kingdom of Heroes Results:
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (c) def. Iran Diaz by unanimous decision (119-109, 120-108, 119-109) – For the WBC Super Flyweight Boxing Championship
Stamp Fairtex def. Kai Ting Zhuang by unanimous decision – For the ONE Kickboxing Women’s Atomweight Championship
Shinya Aoki def. Ev Ting by submission (arm triangle choke), Round 1, 0:57
Nong-O Gaiyanghadao def. Mehdi Zatout by unanimous decision – Muay Thai
Anthony Njokuani def. Andy Souwer by split decision – Kickboxing
Muin Gafurov def. Leandro Issa by knockout, Round 1, 2:24
Andre Meunier vs. Alain Ngalani ends in a No Contest (Groin Strike), Round 1 – Kickboxing
Alaverdi Ramazanov def. Phetmorakot Wor Sangprapai by unanimous decision – Muay Thai
Hayato Suzuki def. Robin Catalan by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 3:42
Singtongnoi Por Telakun def. Masahide Kudo by unanimous decision – Kickboxing
Rika Ishige def. Bozhena Antoniyar by TKO, Round 1, 2:48
Petchdam Gaiyanghadao def. Kenny Tse by knockout (head kick), Round 1, 1:26 – Muay Thai
Fu Chang Xin def. Rin Saroth by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 3:04
Ramon Gonzalez def. Dodi Mardian by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1