Reinier de Ridder’s grappling and submission game was simply too much for Kiamrian Abbasov at ONE Championship’s Full Circle on Friday.
That much was clear just seconds into the fight, as double champ de Ridder put the challenger on his back almost immediately. It was a scene that would play out in the second, and abbreviated third rounds as well. Abbasov spent essentially the entire fight grounded, with Reinier de Ridder on top of him. After a close call at the end of the second, de Ridder finally secured an arm-triangle choke early in round three — forcing the tap from Abbasov.
With Vitaly Bigdash winning his trilogy bout against Aung La N Sang earlier in the night, there’s a potential date with the ex-champ down the line for Reinier de Ridder. But “The Dutch Night” called out grappling star Andre Galvao following the win — a fun match-up between submission aces.
Full results and a gallery of highlights from Friday’s ONE: Full Circle can be found below.
ONE Championship: Full Circle Results
Reinier de Ridder (c) def. Kiamrian Abbasov via Submission (arm-triangle choke) Round 3, 0:57 – for the ONE middleweight world championship
Roman Kryklia (c) def. Murat Aygun via KO Round 1, 2:32 – for the ONE light heavyweight kickboxing world championship
Vitaly Bigdash def Aung La N Sang via Unanimous Decision
Tayfun Ozcan def. Enriko Kehl via Unanimous Decision – kickboxing
Guto Inocente def. Bruno Susano via TKO Round 2, 2:22 – kickboxing
Fabricio Andrade def. Jeremy Pacatiw via KO Round 1, 1:37
Zebaztian Kadestam def. Valmir Da Silva via KO Round 1, 1:26
Vladimir Kuzmin def. Chris Shaw via Unanimous Decision – Muay Thai
Smilla Sundell def. Diandra Martin via TKO Round 3, 1:35 – Muay Thai
Daniyal Zainalov def. Yuri Simoes via Split Decision
Daniel Puertas def. Jiduo Yibu via Split Decision – kickboxing
Drex Zamboanga def. Rahul Raju via KO Round 1, 1:05