ONE Championship’s return to Singapore, and return to fully-fledged MMA events, went down this Friday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. Inside the Matrix featured a full four title fights, with some of the promotion’s biggest home grown stars. Including Aung La N Sang, the ONE double-champ, who was set to defend his middleweight title against Reinier de Ridder. An undefeated challenger with a 12-0 record.
In the co-main event, meanwhile, Christian Lee had his own undefeated challenger to contend with in the form of Iuri Lapicus. Still in his early 20s, Lee, brother of atomweight champ Angela Lee, seemed to have hit his stride, winning the ONE lightweight grand prix in his last out.
The other two title fights on the card were no less promising: Xiong Jing Nan put her strawweight title on the line against Tiffany Teo in one. In the other, Martin Nguyen was set to defend his featherweight belt against Thanh Le. In the past year or so, Le had emerged as a top prospect, with a 100% finish rate, including an appearance on Dana White’s Contender Series (which despite the finish, somehow didn’t earn him a UFC deal).
ONE Championship: Inside the Matrix kicks off at 8:30AM ET. Check back then for results from the card, and a live stream of all the action (where available).
ONE Championship: Inside the Matrix Results
Reinier de Ridder def. Aung La N Sang (c) by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 3:26 – for the ONE middleweight championship
Christian Lee (c) def. Iuri Lapicus by TKO, Round 1, 2:19 – for the ONE lightweight championship
Thanh Le def. Martin Nguyen (c) by knockout, Round 3, 2:19 – for the ONE featherweight championship
Xiong Jing Nan (c) def. Tiffany Teo by unanimous decision – for the ONE strawweight championship
Antonio Caruso def. Eduard Folayang by unanimous decision
Ritu Phogat def. Nou Srey Pov by TKO, Round 2, 2:02