Don’t miss any of the highlights from this past weekend’s Legendary Quest, which saw the ONE Championship debut of Sexiyama.
The return of ‘Sexiyama’ did not go as hoped at ONE Championship: Legendary Quest. Unless you’re Agilan Thani or a fan of his, of course. Japan’s Yoshihiro Akiyama returned to MMA for the first time in roughly four years at ONE’s Legendary Quest card in Shanghai, China on Saturday. The former UFC and Dream star, also known for his judo career and even a reality TV show, was in the co-main event. Yet while he had some bright spots early, the fight devolved into a slugfest, with Thani coming out with the decision in the end.
Entertaining, but not the return Akiyama wanted. In the main event, meanwhile, young dual-sport champ Stamp Fairtex — who holds atomweight gold in both Kickboxing and Muay Thai — defended her Mauy Thai title against teenage sensation Alma Juniku. The fight went the distance, with both girls having their moment. But it was Fairtex getting the nod, though it’s likely Juniku has a bright future in the sport.
Check out the video above for highlights from all the action at ONE Championship: Legendary Quest. For more coverage of the event, check out our Legendary Quest page.