Four Superstars Earn US$50,000 Performance Bonuses At ONE Fight Night 11
A quartet of martial artists each took home an extra US$50,000 thanks to their highlight-reel finishes at ONE Fight Night 11: Eersel vs. Menshikov on Prime Video, which took place on June 9 at the historic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong awarded bonuses to #4-ranked bantamweight MMA contender Kwon Won Il, former featherweight kickboxing king Superbon Singha Mawynn, #3 featherweight MMA contender Ilya Freymanov, and two-sport king Regian Eersel, who retained his ONE Lightweight Muay Thai World Title in the main event.
Eersel hardly broke a sweat as he took out red-hot challenger Dmitry Menshikov.
The Surinamese superstar – who hasn’t lost in seven years and now owns a 22-bout winning streak – put together a gorgeous three-strike combination to send the Russian down after just 46 seconds, securing his second consecutive knockout.
Freymanov needed just over two minutes to finish Shinechagtga Zoltsetseg and earn a cool US$50,000.
After surviving an early knockdown, the 27-year-old stormed back with a ruthless striking attack, dropping the Mongolian with a thunderous knee.
The Russian didn’t take his foot off the gas pedal and swarmed his foe on the mat before sinking in a beautiful rear-naked choke.
Thai hero Superbon made the home fans proud with an unforgettable head kick knockout of #5-ranked featherweight kickboxer Tayfun Ozcan.
The former divisional king and current #1 contender was in top form, controlling the distance and picking apart his foe before landing a devastating left kick in the second round that left Ozcan flat on the mat.
Kwon scored the evening’s first performance bonus with a brutal knockout of #5-ranked bantamweight contender Artem Belakh.
“Pretty Boy’s” trademark boxing was on point from the opening bell, but the finish came in the second frame with a crispy one-two combination that put the Russian on the canvas.
From there, the South Korean followed his foe with a flurry of savage strikes to prompt the stoppage and add to his impressive highlight reel.