ONE 159 went down on Friday, and double champ Reinier De Ridder once again came away with another impressive submission win.
“The Dutch Knight” had been paired up with former middleweight champ Vitaly Bigdash, with the Russian looking to reclaim his old title. That didn’t work out, as Bigdash fell to a De Ridder triangle — an inverted triangle choke, to be exact — inside of a round.
With the victory, De Ridder improves to 16-0 as a professional, and as the title defenses pile up, he’s started to write his legacy.
Also on Friday’s card in Singapore, Janet Todd captured an interim atomweight Muay Thai title, earning a unanimous decision against Lara Fernandez to claim gold.
Full results from ONE 159 and a gallery of highlights can be found below.
ONE 159: De Ridder vs. Bigdash Results
Reinier De Ridder (c) def. Vitaly Bigdash by submission (triangle choke), Round 1, 3:29 – For the ONE Middleweight Championship
Janet Todd def. Lara Fernandez by unanimous decision – For the interim ONE Muay Thai Women’s Atomweight Championship
Muangthai P.K.Saenchai def. Vladimir Kuzmin by split decision – Muay Thai
Zhang Peimian def. Aslanbek Zikreev by unanimous decision – Kickboxing
Jamal Yusupov def. Jo Nattawut by unanimous decision – Muay Thai
Danial Williams def. Zelang Zhaxi by knockout, Round 1, 4:20
Sinsamut Klinmee def. Liam Nolan by knockout, Round 2, 0:05 – Muay Thai
Marat Gafurov def. Ariel Sexton by TKO, Round 3, 4:15
Valmir Da Silva def. Jin Tae Ho by submission (guillotine choke), Round 2, 4:55