Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez were looking to punch their ticket to Grand Prix finales at ONE Championship: Dawn of Heroes, with Alvarez getting a second chance as an injury replacement.
ONE Championship’s latest offering, Dawn of Heroes, went down Friday morning in Manila, Philippines, and shaped the course of the promotion in several weight classes, at least for the new few months. The flyweight world grand prix finals would be set, while one of Eduard Folayang and Eddie Alvarez would also move on to the lightweight grand prix finale.
And in the main event, Martin Nguyen returned to defend his featherweight world title against Japan’s Koyomi Matsushima.
Tune in come fight time for full results and a live stream of the event, where available! For U.S. viewers, the prelims are below! The full card is available above, depending on your region.
ONE Championship: Dawn of Heroes Results
Martin Nguyen def. Koyomi Matsushima by TKO, Round 2, 4:40 – for the ONE featherweight world championship
Rodtang Jitmuangnon def. Jonathan Haggerty by unanimous decision – for the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai Championship
Eddie Alvarez def. Eduard Folayang by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 2:16 – Lightweight world grand prix semi-final
Demetrious Johnson def. Tatsumitsu Wada by unanimous decision – Flyweight world grand prix semi-final
Danny Kingad def. Reece McLaren by split decision – Flyweight world grand prix semi-final
Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym def. Andrew Miller by KO, Round 3, 0:49 – ONE Super Series Muay Thai
Yuya Wakamatsu def. Geje Eustaquio by KO, Round 1, 1:59 – Flyweight world grand prix reserve bout
Dae Sung Park def. Honorio Banario by unanimous decision
Daichi Takenaka def. Leandro Issa by TKO, Round 3, 1:39
James Nakashima def. Yushin Okami by unanimous decision
Xie Bin def. Edward Kelly by technical decision, Round 2
Miao Li Tao def. Pongsiri Mitsatit by unanimous decision
Ayaka Miura def. Samara Santos by submission (americana), Round 2, 0:39
Muhammad Aiman def. Sunoto by unanimous decision