ONE Championship’s Inside the Matrix II didn’t come with the spectacle of its live return to Singpore earlier this month. What the card did offer, however, was a welterweight title fight between Kiamrian Abbasov, and top prospect James Nakashima, that certainly made for a compelling fight.
Abbasov (23-4) was making the first defense of the title he won from Zebaztian Kadestam at Inside the Matrix II. He did so in style, knocking the American fighter out in the fourth round. That improved Abbasov’s current win streak to five, which includes victories of UFC veteran Yushin Okami, and ONE regular Agilan Thani.
Full results from the event, which aired via tape delay on Friday, and a gallery of highlights from all five fights can be found below. ONE Championship’s next event, Inside the Matrix III, airs this Friday, November 13.
ONE Championship: Inside the Matrix II Results
Kiamrian Abbasov (c) def. James Nakashima by TKO (Strikes), Round 4, 3:27 – for the ONE welterweight world championship
Timofey Nastyukhin def. Pieter Buist by Unanimous Decision
Yuya Wakamatsu def. Kim Kyu Sung by KO (Punch), Round 1, 1:46
Eko Roni Saputra def. Ramon Gonzales by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Round 1, 4:07
Meng Bo def. Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol by KO (Punch), Round 1, 1:26