Tuesday, March 12, 2013

ONE FC: Returns of Warriors at Stadium Putra

Last month, I was given a great opportunity by ONE FC Asia's largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization, to witness the event on 2nd of February 2013. It was actually my very second time to watch a MMA event after the Mayhem 2 organized by Muayfit a few years back. Although I was sitting quite a distance away from the ring but I did managed to capture a full length video of lightweight bout between our Malaysian fighter, Peter Davis and Leo Krishna from Indonesia.


If you can't view the video above, you can watch it at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM-MRgUl2js


ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC), Asia's largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization, wowed the sold-out crowd in attendance at Stadium Putra with ONE FC: Return Of Warriors. The event was ONE FC's second in Malaysia and fans were treated to a night of unforgettable action as ONE FC warriors battled inside the famed ONE FC cage. A new ONE FC Featherweight Champion was crowned as Honorio Banario defeated Eric Kelly via TKO. The two Filipino warriors went back and forth in a striking duel. The finish came in the fourth round as Banario won the striking battle with a punch that staggered Kelly.






The overview sight of ONE FC: Returns of Warriors inside Stadium Putra.


In the co-main event of the night, Shinichi Kojima defeated Rey Docyogen via submission. The Japanese veteran showed toughness in defeating his Filipino opponent, who was largely winning the standup battle. Kojima showed his experience by pulling off a guillotine choke in the clinch and pulled guard to finish the fight. By emerging victorious, Kojima guaranteed himself a future flyweight title opportunity.

Lowen Tynanes being interviewed after his victory against Vuyisile Colossa.
Vuyisile Colossa and Lowen Tynanes put on a showcase that exhibited the many facets of MMA. Tynanes utilized his wrestling to subdue Colossa in the first round, coming close to finishing the contest with several submission attempts. The South African Muay Thai champion Colossa came storming back in the second round as he peppered Tynanes with leg kicks and elbows. Tynanes returned to his wrestling roots in the third stanza as he secured a takedown and eventually tightened a rear naked choke that forced Colossa to concede defeat.

Adam Kayoom
Malaysians Peter Davis and Adam Kayoom emerged victorious in front of a boisterous Malaysian crowd that was definitively behind their compatriots in the cage. Peter Davis engaged in a back-and-forth battle against Indonesian submission specialist Leo Krishna and was declared the winner after the doctor called a stop to the fight due to an injury in the first round. Davis dropped a series of thunderous kicks on his downed opponent, which are legal under ONE FC's global rule set. Kayoom easily dispatched of his Indonesian opponent, Zuli Silawanto in clinical fashion. Kayoom used a picture-perfect takedown and smothered Silawanto with his top control while dropping sharp elbows. The opportunistic Kayoom managed to secure back control and slipped in a rear naked choke to finish the fight in round one.


More photos from the event...

Honorio Banario, ONE FC Featherweight Champion title holder with Victor Cui, CEO of ONEFCMMA.
Featherweight bout: Melvin Yeoh vs. Raymond Tiew
AJ Lias Mansor
Jian Kai Chee vs. AJ Lias Mansor
Jian Kai Chee vs. AJ Lias Mansor
Gianni Subba vs. Saiful Merican
Gianni Subba

Saiful Merican
The ONEFCMMA Heavyweight Championship Title.
Ring girl, Felicia Yeap.
ONEFCMMA Ring Girl.

Below are the results from the event:-

Main card

ONE FC Featherweight Championship bout: Eric Kelly vs. Honorio Banario
Banario defeated Kelly by TKO (punch) at 1:01 of round 4 to become the inaugural ONE FC Featherweight Champion.

Flyweight bout: Rey Docyogen vs. Shinichi Kojima
Kojima defeated Docyogen by submission (guillotine choke) at 4:47 of round 2.

Lightweight bout: Vuyisile Colossa vs. Lowen Tynanes
Tynanes defeated Colossa by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:37 of round 1.

Lightweight bout: Peter Davis vs. Leo Krishna
Davis defeated Krishna by TKO (doctor stoppage) at 2:01 of round 1.

Welterweight bout: Zuli Silawanto vs. Adam Kayoom
Kayoom defeated Silawanto by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:41 of round 1.

ONE FC Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal
Bantamweight bout: Thanh Vu vs. Mohd Fouzein
Vu defeated Fouzein by TKO (punches) at 1:03 of round 1.

ONE FC Malaysian National Featherweight Championship Tournament
Featherweight bout: Melvin Yeoh vs. Raymond Tiew
Yeoh defeated Tiew by submission (triangle choke) at 3:29 of round 2.

Featherweight bout: Jian Kai Chee vs. AJ Lias Mansor
Chee defeated Mansor by decision (unanimous) after 3 rounds.

Preliminary card

Catchweight (130lbs) bout: Gianni Subba vs. Saiful Merican
Subba defeated Merican by submission (armbar) at 4:08 of round 2.

Light Heavyweight bout: Jake Butler vs. Antoni Romulo
Butler defeated Romulo by TKO (strikes) at 2:46 of round 1.

Are you interested for the upcoming ONE FC: Kings & Champions live in Singapore Indoor Stadium? Take a look at the fight card below. It's quite saddening though that Malaysia will be sending one representative to fight which is only for the Flyweight bout.


For more updates, log on to www.ONEFC.com


.: Peace Out :.