Saygid “Dagi” Guseyn Arslanaliev established himself as the man to watch in the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix with a shocking 25-second knockout.
Turkish superstar Saygid "Dagi" Arslanaliev takes out Ev Ting with a THUNDEROUS TKO just 25 seconds into Round 1 to advance in the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix!Watch the full event on the ONE Super App http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast
Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, 22 February 2019
The contest was over after the first exchange of the match-up.
After he hit the air with an inside leg kick attempt, Arslanaliev leaped forward with a left hook and found his mark.
Ting was caught square on the jaw, and he was dropped onto his knees. The Kiwi-Malaysian tried to recover, but “Dagi” did not give him any breathing room.
The 24-year-old pounced and hammered his opponent with a series of right hands to the head, which forced referee Olivier Coste to jump in and stop the match.
The win was the third-fastest in ONE Championship lightweight history, improved Arslanaliev’s professional mixed martial arts record to 7-1, and maintained his 100 percent finishing rate.
More importantly, it punched his ticket to the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix semi-final later this year.
“I think it’s going to be a tough fight, but I will be ready for it,” Arslanaliev told Mitch Chilson.