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ONE Championship results, videos: ‘Reug Reug’ scores ground-and-pound knockout, Tawanchai dethrones Petchmorakot

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“Reug Reug” had to wait a long time to get back into ONE’s cage, and he didn’t disappoint when he got there.

In the fight for the first time since April 2021, Reug Reug, also known as Umar Kane, defeated Batradz Gazzaev with a furious ground and pound attack in the second round of his heavyweight bout at ONE Championship 161 on Saturday in Singapore.

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Check out the impressive finish above.

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After a competitive first round in which both fighters showed off their wrestling skills, it was the champion of Senegal who took control in the second round, turning Gazzaev’s attempt into a takedown of his own and quickly taking the top spot. From there, Reug-Rug brought down his fists-hammers on the captured Gazzaev. Most of the punches landed on Gazzaev’s hands as he raised them in defense, but referee Herb Dean called off the fight due to Gazzaev showing no sign he was about to get out of the predicament.

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With Reug’s win, Reug improved his record to 4-1, recovering from a loss to Kirill Grishchenko in his last fight.

Also big winners on Saturday were Tavanchai, Roman Kryklia and Tiffany Teo.

In the main event, Tawanchai defeated titled kickboxer Petchmorakot by unanimous decision to become the ONE Muay Thai Featherweight Champion.

Tawanchai emerged victorious after five exciting rounds back and forth. This is the third straight ONE victory for the 23-year-old Thai native.

It took Criklia less than a round to defeat veteran big man Guto Inocente to advance to the ONE Heavyweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix final. He fights Iraj Azizpour for the tournament crown after Azizpour defeated Bruno Chavez via unanimous decision in the other semi-final.

Theo won her second fight in a row and improved her record to 11-2 as a pro by defeating Rita Phogat in the first round.

The day at ONE Championship 161 started with fast finishes, with Light Heavyweight Ali Foladi improving the score to 3-0 with a first-round knockout of professional debutant Matheus Felipe, and Rodrigo Marello scoring the fastest finish in the ONE grappling competition with a 15-second time limit. ankle lock Ruslan Baghdasaryan.

See ONE Championship 161 results below:

Tavanchay def. Petchmorakot by unanimous decision – Muay Thai

Roman Kryklya beat. Guto Inocente KO (Punches and Kicks) (Round 1, 0:52) – Kickboxing

Iraj Azizpour defeated. Bruno Chavez by unanimous decision – kickboxing

Saygid Izagahmaev beat. Zhang Lipeng by unanimous decision

Tiffany Theo beat. Ritu Phogat submission (rear naked choke) (Round 1, 4:52)

Reug Reug def. Batradz Gazzaev by technical knockout (on the ground) (round 2, 2:15)

Alaverdi Ramazanov vs. Captain by Split Decision – Muay Thai

Sangmani beat. Zhang Chenglong by split decision – Muay Thai

Ferrari Firetex def. Han Zi Hao by unanimous decision – Muay Thai

Rodrigo Marello vs. Ruslan Baghdasaryan by painful hold (ankle lock) (L1, 0:15) — wrestling

Ali Foladi def. Matheus Felipe KO (punch) (Round 1, 4:20)



Source: www.mmafighting.com

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