ONE Championship returned to Amazon’s Prime Video platform on Friday night (Saturday local time in Singapore) for ONE Fight Night 8, featuring Thailand’s Superlek taking on short-notice foe Danial Williams in a flyweight kickboxing title fight atop the card.
The event wasn’t originally supposed to end that way, however. Initially, the long awaited heavyweight title unification bout between champion Arjan Bhullar and interim champ Anatoly Malykhin was expected to headline the card. When that fell through, Superlek was then bumped up the main event against fellow Thai star Rodtang — who was in turn forced to withdraw due to injury, opening the door for Williams to step up.
On the MMA side of things, ONE Fight Night 8 brought with it the long-awaited match-up between Itsuki Hirata and Seo Hee Ham. Japan’s Hirata had failed a hydration test last year, leading to an earlier date with UFC alum Ham falling through.
For her part, Ham was undefeated since exiting the UFC in 2016 and returning to atomweight, though she had been forced to pull out of ONE’s atomweight grand prix, losing out on a title opportunity in the process.
The co-main event of ONE Fight Night 8 featured an atomweight Muay Thai unification bout between Allycia Rodrigues and Janet Todd.
ONE Fight Night 8 goes down Friday, March 24, 2023 (Mar. 25 locally) in Singapore, with the preliminary card kicking off at 7PM ET. Full results and a live stream of the early action can be found below.
ONE Fight Night 8: Superlek vs. Williams Results
Superlek Kiatmuu9 (c) def. Danial Williams by knockout, Round 3, 1:55 – for the ONE Kickboxing flyweight championship
Allycia Rodrigues (c) def. Janet Todd (ic) by unanimous decision – for the ONE women’s atomweight Muay Thai championship / title unification bout
Seo Hee Ham def. Itsuki Hirata by unanimous decision
Akbar Abdullaev def. Oh Ho Taek by TKO, Round 1, 0:44
Zhang Peimian def. Torepchi Dongak by unanimous decision – Kickboxing
Aslanbek Zikreev def. Rui Botelho by split decision – Muay Thai
Keito Yamakita def. Alex Silva by unanimous decision
Eddie Abasolo def. Niclas Larsen by knockout, Round 2, 2:14 – Muay Thai
Iman Barlow def. Ekaterina Vandaryeva by unanimous decision – Muay Thai
Tammi Musumeci def. Bianca Basílio by unanimous decision – Submission Grappling