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In the course of the years, there have been some significant matches concerning fighters from Japan and Korea. But number of have developed as considerably drama as the bantamweight bout involving Kwon Gained Il and Chen Rui at 1: Unbreakable II. The event took position at the Singapore Indoor Stadium and was broadcast on hold off on Friday.
Kwon and Rui began trading punches right from the opening bell and both men’s faces had been instantly marked up.
Kwon made a decision to swap things up and regularly shot for takedowns, sooner or later putting Rui on his back. As the Chinese fighter bought to his feet, the Korean took his again and nearly instantly moved into mount.
Once he secured the position, Kwon exploded with a flurry of punches. Rui held going his head to make certain that some of them skipped, but sufficient shots landed to go away the referee with a final decision to make.
He made the decision to let the motion go on and was vindicated when Rui finally succeeded in pushing off the cage with his feet and standing up. There were only seconds remaining in the spherical, but the hurt that Kwon had done to the Chinese fighter’s experience was currently comprehensive.
There was no permit up at the start of the second stanza with both of those guys throwing hefty leather. Kwon was mixing up punches to the entire body and head and even landed a spinning back elbow, even though Rui seemed in desperation method, planting his toes and swinging total pressure
The Korean’s system proved much more successful and his top-quality precision was setting up to tell. But Rui appeared to possess an iron chin and a extraordinary capability to choose his opponents very best punches and preserve firing back.
The entire body get the job done from Kwon would establish to be a superior financial commitment. Right after an embrace at the commence of the third, he went to perform with punches downstairs and upstairs and a person of the former at last took the life out of Rui.
A remaining hand to the human body at the :33 mark finished the combat with Rui collapsing to the canvass. The Korean improved to 10-3, whilst his opponent dropped to 9-2.
It was the initial time Kwon had registered again to back wins in his Just one Championship job. Following the struggle, he known as out John Lineker, though supplied the fireworks that this struggle produced matchmakers may well be tempted to set alongside one another an fast rematch.
In heavyweight motion, Mauro Cerilli (14-4) gave Abdulbasir Vagabov (12-2) a One Championship debut to overlook. He snapped the Russian’s ten-fight successful streak with a very low kick and punches in the second spherical undertaking the harm.
In the other heavyweight struggle on the card, Oumar Kane (2-) completed Alain Ngalani (4-6–1) late in the opening round. The Senegalese star only essential one particular takedown to complete his fellow African with floor and pound.
1: Unbreakable II final results
- Mauro Cerilli def. Abdulbasir Vagabov by using TKO (Lower kick and punches) at :36 of round two
- Daichi Takenaka def. Ivanildo Delfino by way of Submission (Rear-bare choke) at 2:55 of spherical a few
- Kwon Gained Il def. Chen Rui by way of KO (Punch) at :31 of round three
- Kickboxing: Beybulat Isaev def. Mihajlo Kecojevic via KO (Punch) at 1:22 of spherical one particular
- Sovannahry Em def. Choi Jeong Yun via TKO (Punches) at 2:51 of round two
- Omar Kane def. Alain Ngalani by way of TKO (Punches) at 4:32 of round one particular
One: Unbreakable II battle highlights
(Online video courtesy of A person Championship)