ONE Championship’s Fists of Fury III aired Friday, and may have produced a new contender in the strawweight division.
The tape-delayed card was headlined by kickboxing action. That action saw champ Regian Eersel successfully defend his lightweight title agaisnt Mustapha Haida. But it was the strawweight division on the MMA side that saw arguably a more interesting development, as Japan’s young star Hiroba Minowa earned a split decision win against Alex “Little Rock” Silva. Given Silva’s status as a former champion in the division, Minowa now may be positioned as a challenger in the weight class. The 21-year old has now won six straight fights, with two of those victories coming under the ONE Championship banner.
Full results and a gallery of highlights from Friday’s ONE Championship card, Fists of Fury III, can be found below.
ONE Championship: Fists of Fury III Results
Regian Eersel (c) def. Mustapha Haida by unanimous decision – for the ONE lightweight kickboxing championship
Janet Todd def. Alma Juniku by unanimous decision – Muay Thai
Hiroba Minowa def. Alex Silva by split decision
Jenelyn Olsim def. Maira Mazar by submission (power guillotine), Round 3, 0:41
Roshan Mainam def. Aziz Calim by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 2:45
Hu Wong def. Yodkaikaew Fairtex by unanimous decision