ONE Championship’s Unbreakable card kicked off 2021 for the Asian MMA promotion. Taking place this past Friday in Kallang, Singapore, the live event was topped by a kickboxing title fight with the bantamweight strap on the line.
But it was longtime Japanese standout Shinya Aoki who stole the show in the end. The lightweight previously competed for the likes of DEEP, PRIDE, and DREAM, and holds wins over George Sotiropoulos, Caol Uno, Eddie Alvarez, Mizuto Hirota, Tatsuya Kawajiri, and Antonio McKee, among others. A former ONE lightweight champ, Aoki returned Saturday to earn a first-round submission against James Nakashima, who had challenged for welterweight gold one fight prior. The standing rear-naked choke was the third straight victory for the 37-year old, who shows no signs of slowing down.
Check below for full results from the event, as well as a gallery of highlights.
ONE Championship: Unbreakable Results:
Capitan Petchyindee Academy def. Alaverdi Ramazanov (c) by knockout, Round 2, 1:56 – for the ONE bantamweight kickboxing championship
Shinya Aoki def. James Nakashima by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 2:42
Rade Opacic def. Bruno Susano by TKO, Round 2, 1:11
Gadzhimurad Abdulaev def. Zebaztian Kadestam by submission (face crank), Round 1, 2:08
Meng Bo def. Samara Santos by unanimous decision
Lito Adiwang def. Namiki Kawahara by knockout, Round 2, 2:02