Reinier de Ridder is coming for all of the titles in One particular Championship.
Following accepting a rematch versus Aung La N Sang on just 5 days’ see, de Ridder put on a suffocating grappling display screen more than 5 rounds to earn a lopsided unanimous final decision in the 1 on TNT 4 major celebration. It was the second straight time that de Ridder experienced faced the celebrity from Myanmar after he took the middleweight title away from him this earlier Oct.
Now de Ridder has snatched each of his belts as he becomes the 1 light heavyweight and middleweight champion.
Adhering to his most up-to-date gain, de Ridder then turned his interest to a third world title as he identified as out 1 heavyweight champion Brandon Vera for a fight this summer.
Right before a solitary punch was thrown to start out the fight, de Ridder dove on Aung La N Sang’s legs and dragged him to the mat wherever he began to hire his grappling video game. Regularly attacking, de Ridder was advancing his posture and setting up his submission sport when shifting fluidly from the mount and then getting the back.
Locking on the human body triangle, de Ridder was punishing the Myanmar native even though striving to obtain an opening for a choke but he just could not get the end. When it took some time, Aung La N Sang eventually slipped no cost following receiving out of an arm triangle choke attempt as he bought back to his ft.
Irrespective of the slight good results to close the very first round, “The Burmese Python” just could not retain de Ridder away from his overall body and legs as he was continually stuck on his back again seeking to survive grappling exchanges. When de Ridder wasn’t able to get the end, even following yet another around submission, he was dominating the struggle with the previous two-division winner just hoping to uncover room to breathe.
As the struggle continued, de Ridder was relentless with his takedowns and grappling attacks as he just moved forward, went for the legs and set Aung La N Sang on his back again. It was a methodical still quite efficient sport plan with de Ridder just maintaining his regulate, looking for openings to progress his place and then wanting for submissions.
With time functioning out in the last spherical, Aung La N Sang did take care of to explode off his back again to reverse positions but he just couldn’t do more than enough problems to finish the battle in get to mount the comeback from de Ridder.
Though this wasn’t the matchup at first booked to headline 1 on TNT 4, de Ridder was equipped to make historical past by getting to be a two-division champion just after profitable back again-to-back again fights in opposition to Aung La N Sang although getting his light heavyweight and middleweight titles.
One particular has never ever shied away from providing fighters alternatives at successful multiple titles throughout many divisions so it seems entirely achievable the promotion might enable de Ridder to glance for a 3rd championship versus Vera later this yr.