Wednesday, April 3, 2019

ONE Championship A New Era Recap

This week I recap all the happenings of ONE Championship A New Era, their first ever event in Japan, and to be honest it really did feel like a new era on their part. It felt like we are seeing the second coming of Asian MMA, and it was awesome.

The event saw the previously unstoppable Angela Lee get her first lost via TKO against a very game Xion Jing Nan, who put Angela Lee away with body shots in the 5th and final round after surviving a brutal armbar in the 4th.

Former UFC champion and pound-for-pound great Demetrious Johnson had a harder time than expected with Yuya Wakamatsu, but did get the submission victory.

Probably the biggest shock of the night was that former UFC champ Eddie Alvarez lost his one championship debut against a very tough Timofey Nastyukhin who put the former UFC champ away in the first round.

Of course there was the controversy in the DQ finish in the Bibiano Fernandes vs Kevin Belingon fight giving Bibiano the win and making him the new champion.

After Aung La Nsang made quick work of Ken Haegawa former UFC fighter and current ONE championship Heavyweight champion entered the cage to issue a challenge for Aung Las light heavyweight strap, which is quickly accepted.

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