Two titles were on the line at ONE Championship’s Lights Out on Friday. Only one changed hands.
That came in the co-main event, when human battering ram John Lineker did what he does best: swing for the fences. While bantamweight champ Bibiano Fernandes got Lineker down briefly in the early going, he finished the round on his back, taking considerable punishment.
He took even more in the second round, lit up and dropped by Lineker after a failed takedown attempt. A number of lumps and a mouse under his eye showed just how hard Lineker hits — and he now has the hardware to match his reputation as one of the most exciting fighters in the lower weight classes.
In the main event, featherweight champion Thanh Le, who the UFC for some reason let slip through their fingers back in 2017, made short work of world class grappler Garry Tonon. The American went for a leg lock early, only to hold on to it a little too long. Le would deliver a couple of punches right on the money to put Tonon’s lights out — a fitting ending given the moniker bestowed on the card.
Full results from ONE: Lights Out in Singapore, plus a gallery of selected highlights, can be found below.
ONE Championship: Lights Out Results
Thanh Le (c) def. Garry Tonon by knockout, Round 1, 0:56 – for the ONE featherweight championship
John Lineker def. Bibiano Fernandes (c) by knockout, Round 2, 3:40 – for the ONE bantamweight championship
Martin Nguyen def. Kirill Gorobets by TKO, Round 3, 2:18
Iraj Azizpour def. Ismael Londt by knockout, Round 2, 2:01 – kickboxing
Adrian Mattheis def. Alex Silva by TKO, Round 2, 0:05
Zhang Peimian def. Josh Tonna by TKO, Round 2, 2:11 – kickboxing
Eko Roni Spautra def. Chan Rothana by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 1:34
Iman Barlow def. Daniela Lopez by TKO, Round 1, 1:39 – Muay Thai
Liam Nolan def. Kim Kyung Lock by TKO, Round 1, 1:02 – Muay Thai
Lin Heqin def. Milagros Lopez by unanimous decision – Kickboxing