Two title fights on one night! ONE Championship returned to the fighting capital of Manila with the world’s most exciting MMA action at ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION December 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Brandon Vera made Hideki Sekine’s pro record unbeaten no more as he successfully defended his heavyweight title in just one round. The Japanese never stood a chance. As soon as the round started, Vera was punishing his face that broke his nose and a headkick was threw at the Japanese fighter as well.
Brandon Vera at the post fight presscon:
Di ko po ma explain yung feeling. I won three straight dahil po sa babaeng yan oh (pointing to the love of his life, Nenja).
I want to keep fighting before I retire at 40. I’m already 39. But that doesn’t mean na kapag 40 na ako, mag retire na ako. Titignan ko siyempre kung kaya pa ng katawan ko.
If he quits MMA, he can concentrate on showbiz and politics like Manny Pacquiao. He can also be a farmer “The Truth” said.
Bibiano Fernandes defeated the half Pinoy Reece McLaren and retained his bantamweight belt via split decision in a hell of a fight! Both gave the us the most entertaining and brutal five rounds of fight! “The Flash” landed blows and took his opponent down several times in the early rounds. McLaren’s footwork and head movement brought the counter. “Lightning” escaped bleeding Fernandes’ submission attempts at the same time.
The clash at catchweight between Mark Striegl and Sotir Kuchikov was great. What impressed yours truly was Kuchikov’s chin and submission defense. “Mugen” was the aggressor mixing up strikes and kicks and he relentlessly pursued his opponent until the bell rang in the third and last round.” A win is a win. I’ll take it,” Striegl said.
Coming off a huge first round submission win against a very tough opponent Eugene Toquero, Danny Kingad maintained his perfect wins record. Team Lakay had five fights went 3-2 last night:
I didn’t expect na makakalaban ko po siya. Dati napapanood ko lang siya. Striker siya kaya sa baba ko siya kinuha.
Edward Kelly looks to keep his winning ways and train more when asked if he’s ready for a title fight after impressively submitting Sunoto:
Marami po magagaling sa Featherweight. Mag train pa po muna ako ng mag train.
Coach Mark Sanguiao and the lightweight champion Eduard Folayang also graced the post fight presscon. The Champ was hoping to defend his title in Manila. Coach Mark sees the Malaysian-Kiwi sensation as potential challenger for “Landslide”:
Gusto ko susunod makalaban niya si Ev Ting kasi diba tatlong Filipino na natatalo niya.
Meanwhile, Eduard Folayang enjoys his victory and being a Champion. He also brings inspirations to his teammates and future MMA fighters.
Below is the ONE: Age of Domination full card results:
Champion Brandon Vera def. Hideki Sekine via TKO (strikes), Round 1
Champion Bibiano Fernandes def. Reece McLaren via unanimous decision
Mark Striegl def. Sotir Kichukov via unanimous decision
Toni Tauru def. Geje Eustaquio via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:55
Honorio Banario def. Rajinder Singh Meena via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:04
Leandro Ataides def. Mohamed Ali via knockout (flying knee) – Round 2, 4:54
Edward Kelly def. Sunoto Peringkat via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 2:14
Danny Kingad def. Eugene Toquero via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:26
Jenny Huang def. April Osenio via submission (gogoplata) – Round 2, 4:28
Sim Bunsrun def. Liu Peng Shuai via unanimous decision
Xie Bin def. Mario Satya via unanimous decision