Flawless: A Look At Regian Eersel’s Dominant 9-0 Run In ONE Championship
Two-sport king Regian “The Immortal” Eersel is one of the most successful strikers in ONE Championship history, boasting a 9-0 record with seven World Title victories.
Next, the reigning ONE Lightweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion will look to stay perfect when he defends the Muay Thai gold against surging Russian knockout artist Dmitry Menshikov in the main event of ONE Fight Night 11 on Prime Video in Bangkok, Thailand.
While Menshikov will pose a dangerous threat at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, Eersel’s back catalog – which includes 21 straight wins overall dating back to 2018 – shows just how dominant he’s been in the face of elite foes.
To prepare for another epic battle on Friday, June 9, take a look at all of the Dutch-Surinamese superstar’s victories in ONE Championship so far.
#1 Makes History In ONE Debut
In April 2018, Eersel entered the history books when he claimed the first-ever ONE kickboxing victory with his win over Brad Riddell at ONE: HEROES OF HONOR.
The Aussie’s boxing and movement made him a tough test, but Eersel put the biggest stamp on the bout when he knocked his foe down with a second-round knee to the body en route to the unanimous decision nod.
#2 Epic KO In Sophomore Outing
“The Immortal” returned against Anthony Njokuani at ONE: CALL TO GREATNESS in February 2019, where he picked up his first knockout in the organization.
After hurting his foe in the opening frame, the Dutch-Surinamese striker clocked “The Assassin” with a hard right hand in round two that set off the memorable finishing sequence.
#3 Claims Inaugural ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title
With both men owning back-to-back ONE wins, Eersel met his Dutch compatriot Nieky Holzken for the inaugural ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title at ONE: ENTER THE DRAGON in May 2019.
It was a tense battle between two elite athletes, but when “The Immortal” decked his legendary foe with a knee to the head in round four, he made a definitive statement and went on to claim a unanimous decision.
#4 Wins High-Stakes Rematch With Holzken
Following their thrilling first encounter, an immediate rematch was booked between Eersel and Holzken at ONE: DAWN OF VALOR in October 2019.
This time, “The Immortal” took control early when he dropped his foe in round one, before grabbing the driver’s seat for the rest of the match with a more one-sided performance.
#5 Diffuses The ‘Dynamite’
With his Nieky Holzken rivalry settled, the reigning lightweight kickboxing king’s next defense came against Mustapha Haida at ONE: FISTS OF FURY III in March 2021.
The man they call “Dynamite” showed his toughness to absorb five rounds of punishment, but it was all Eersel, as he bludgeoned the Italian en route to another successful World Title defense.
#6 Pushed Hard By Murtazaev
“The Immortal” was back in business in December 2021 when he faced Islam Murtazaev at the top of the ONE: WINTER WARRIORS bill.
The Russian gave Eersel one of his toughest tests yet in the opening rounds, but the experienced World Champion proved why he’s the top dog by dominating his flagging challenger in the later stages to earn the split decision.
#7 Overcomes His Biggest Moment of Adversity
The last time we saw Eersel defend his ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title was his matchup with Arian Sadikovic at ONE 156 in April 2022.
Sadikovic gave the Sityodtong Amsterdam representative the fright of his ONE tenure when he dropped him with a jumping knee in round two, but “The Immortal” roared back with intent to win the rest of the rounds and retain his gold.
#8 Makes Successful Move to Muay Thai
With all the top kickboxing challengers cleared out, Eersel returned to “the art of eight limbs” to compete for the vacant ONE Lightweight Muay Thai World Title against Sinsamut Klinmee at ONE on Prime Video 3: Lineker vs. Andrade.
Their clash in October 2022 was razor-close, as both men had swings in momentum.
With the match in the balance coming into round five, “The Immortal” once again showcased his superior conditioning to pile on the pressure and take the split-decision nod, becoming a two-sport ONE World Champion in the process.
#9 Seals The Deal In Sinsamut Rematch
Fans expected another tight battle when Eersel and Sinsamut rematched for the lightweight Muay Thai gold at ONE Friday Fights 9, but the Suriname-born star didn’t want to leave any questions this time.
Sinsamut started well with punches and low kicks, but “The Immortal” started to lay his foundations with some hard work to the body. Then in round four, he uncorked a left hook to the liver that shut his challenger down.