If there was anything breakable about ONE Championship’s first event of the year, it was the promotion’s previous submission records.
On Friday, 22 January, two athletes entered their names in ONE’s history books by producing incredible finishes at ONE: UNBREAKABLE.
First, debuting ground wizard Gadzhimurad Abdulaev submitted former ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam with a face crank at 2:08 of round one – the fastest submission in ONE welterweight history.
Then, in the evening’s co-main event, Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki submitted American grappling ace James Nakashima with a neck crank at 2:42 of round one, which gave Aoki the most career submissions in ONE Championship (8).
The action was capped off by the man who already held the record for fastest KO in ONE Super Series history, Capitan Petchyindee Academy. On this night, the Thai star knocked out defending ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Champion Alaverdi “Babyface Killer” Ramazanov to become the new divisional king.
From the onset, it was clear that Capitan was trying to break the Russian’s spirit, as he landed low kicks and right hands that troubled the defending World Champ.
The finale came in the second round when Capitan lit up his rival with left hooks, low kicks, and two bout-ending right hands.
Full Results For ONE: UNBREAKABLE
Capitan Petchyindee Academy defeats Alaverdi Ramazanov via knockout at 1:56 of round two to claim the ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title
Shinya Aoki defeats James Nakashima via submission (neck crank) at 2:42 of round one (mixed martial arts – lightweight)
Rade Opacic defeats Bruno Susano via TKO at 1:11 of round two (ONE Super Series kickboxing – heavyweight)
Gadzhimurad Abdulaev defeats Zebaztian Kadestam via submission (face crank) at 2:08 of round one (mixed martial arts – welterweight)
Meng Bo defeats Samara Santos via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts – catch weight of 54.8 kilograms)
Lito Adiwang defeats Namiki Kawahara via knockout at 2:02 of round two (mixed martial arts – strawweight)
Next up, catch all the action from ONE Championship’s next event, the previously recorded ONE: UNBREAKABLE II, next Friday, 29 January, by downloading the ONE Super App.
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