Two former strawweight champions confronted off at 1: Fists of Fury III in Singapore. The occasion was broadcast Friday, as Alex Silva was narrowly edged out by Hiroba Minowa.
Minowa held the Pancrase 115-pound title, although Silva is a previous A single Championship strawweight titleholder. The Brazilian fighter seemed in finish management during the opening round with the motion playing out just about exclusively on the ground.
Silva was ready to get the combat down and then assault with leg locks, frequently seeking for submissions with no ever threatening to complete the struggle. This sample ongoing in the 2nd stanza, while Minowa managed to land some gentle floor and pound when he found himself on major.
Sensing he was behind, Minowa designed a quickly start out in the ultimate round. He appeared to land straight punches, but Silva squandered no time on taking pictures for a takedown and finding the combat to the floor, even if he was compelled to give up leading situation in the course of action.
Silva was ready to reverse, but not right before Minowa experienced landed extra punches. They clinched versus the cage and the Brazilian dragged the combat down, but once again discovered himself on the bottom with his opponent landing sporadic punches.
Silva executed a textbook sweep and received to his toes. With a uncommon chance to use his striking, Minowa went to operate, landing a flurry of punches, as his opponent’s proper eye started off to swell shut.
Silva responded with a takedown. A stalemate on the mat ensued. It produced for a nervous hold out as the scorecards ended up tabulated, but two of the three judges saw it in Minowa’s favor.
Minowa enhanced to 13-2 soon after his second break up conclusion win in a row. Silva dropped to 9-6. It is back again-to-back split decision losses for the Brazilian, who will be cursing his luck.
Earlier in the evening, Roshan Mainam (6-2) created it a few wins in a row for Just one Championship. The Indian concluded Indonesia’s Aziz Calim (5-5) with a rear naked choke in the opening spherical.
Jenelyn Olsim (4-2) scored a really outstanding submission acquire over Maira Mazar (7-4). The Staff Lakay prospect completed the Brazilian with a guillotine choke in the 3rd spherical of their flyweight fight.
Just one: Fists of Fury III benefits
- Kickboxing: Regian Eersel (c) def. Mustapha Haida by Determination (Unanimous) (For Light-weight Title)
- Muay Thai: Janet Todd def. Alma Juniku by Determination (Unanimous)
- Hiroshi Minowa def. Alex Silva by Determination (Break up)
- Roshan Mainam def. Aziz Calim by Submission (Rear Bare Choke) at 2:45 of Round 1
- Jenelyn Olsim def. Maira Mazar by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at :43 of Spherical 3
- Hu Yong def. Yodkaikaew Fairtex by Determination (Unanimous)
A single: Fists of Fury II battle highlights
(Video clip courtesy of 1 Championship)