The Netherlands is world-famous for its elite strikers, and the nation’s top athletes have consistently showcased their might with stunning knockouts in ONE Super Series.
Here are six of the best knockouts from Dutch athletes on the global stage.
Holzken’s Crushing Uppercut
Nieky Holzken turns the lights out on Cosmo Alexandre with a HUGE uppercut at 2:59 of Round 2! Watch the full event LIVE & FREE on the ONE Super App ????http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast
Posted by ONE Championship on Saturday, 17 November 2018
Nieky “The Natural” Holzken capped off his promotional debut with an explosive knockout of Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre in the second round of their kickboxing battle at ONE: WARRIOR’S DREAM in November 2018.
The Dutch striker was sharp early in the second frame. Holzken pushed forward to force Alexandre against the Circle Wall, where he attacked with quick strikes to keep “Good Boy” on the defensive.
As the end of the round drew closer, “The Natural” scored with a blistering straight right hand, which rocked his Brazilian foe.
Alexandre attempted to regain his wits, but Holzken sealed the deal with a scorching right uppercut to announce himself as a premier lightweight knockout artist in The Home Of Martial Arts.
Eersel’s Stunning Combination
Kickboxing superstar Regian Eersel connects with a crushing combination to turn the lights out on Anthony Njokuani at 1:03 of Round 2!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
A knockout with a single strike is a thing of beauty. However, flowing combinations are just as impressive, which Regian “The Immortal” Eersel demonstrated against Anthony “The Assassin” Njokuani at ONE: CALL TO GREATNESS in February 2019.
Eersel, the now-reigning ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Champion, moved with confidence and kept a steady pace on his American rival in the opening stanza. The Dutch striker’s conviction grew even more in the second frame, as he continued to pressure Njokuani against the ropes.
The bout-ending combination began when “The Immortal” slipped a well-timed right hand over the top of Njokuani’s incoming left. A short left hook came soon thereafter, followed by a left knee to the midsection.
Eersel capped off his powerful flurry with a pinpoint right hook to the side of the head, and then he dropped “The Assassin” to the canvas for the KO victory.
Pinas’ Show-Stopping Spinning Back Elbow
Brown Pinas finishes Yohann Fairtex Drai with a BEAUTIFUL spinning back elbow at 0:52 of Round 2!Watch the full event LIVE & FREE on the ONE Super App ????http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast
Posted by ONE Championship on Saturday, 17 November 2018
The French striker was on point in the first frame. He peppered Pinas with a variety of strikes and put the pressure on the two-time European Kickboxing Champion. Knowing he needed to change the course of the bout in round two, the Dutch warrior responded with a highlight-reel knockout.
Drai put together hard combinations to force the ARJ Trainingen representative onto the back foot, but once Pinas got a little space, he used the Fairtex athlete’s aggression against him.
As the Frenchman stepped forward to attack with his hands, Pinas whipped around with a spinning back elbow that landed on the button to score the finish.
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Khbabez Displays His Killer Instinct
Tarik Khbabez scores a stunning TKO win over Alain Ngalani at 1:49 of Round 3, capping off a ferocious ONE Super Series kickboxing showdown!Watch the full event LIVE & FREE on the ONE Super App ???? http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast
Posted by ONE Championship on Saturday, 23 June 2018
After two rounds of heavy leather, Khbabez could sense his opponent was fading, so he went after the finish in the third frame. When Ngalani exposed himself on an axe kick attempt, the Dutch-Moroccan slugger landed a massive overhand right, which stunned “The Panther.”
“The Tank” knew his opponent was hurt and he pinned the Cameroonian in the corner with a blitz of strikes, but Ngalani showed his warrior spirit and kept throwing in return.
Khbabez, however, did not slow down his assault. He landed one more clean right hand, which finally put “The Panther” down for good with just under 90 seconds remaining in the bout.
El Bouni Scores A Crushing KO
Ibrahim El Bouni KOs Andre Meunier with an electrifying ???? at 1:31 of Round 1!TV: Check local listings for global broadcast
Posted by ONE Championship on Saturday, 7 July 2018
Meunier was aggressive and charged forward at the Dutch-Moroccan, but a well-placed counter-right hand put him on the mat for the first time halfway through the opening frame.
The Australian mammoth answered the referee’s count, but he was still clearly stunned, and the Gym Haarlem standout moved in for the finish.
Once the contest resumed, “Mr. Cool” connected with a sharp three-punch combination that shook “The Giant” to the core, and then he sent the colossus face-first to the canvas with a piston-like right hand to secure the finish.
Ennahachi’s World Championship-Winning KO
???? WE HAVE A NEW ONE WORLD CHAMPION ???? Ilias Ennahachi stuns the hometown crowd, knocking out Thai phenom Petchdam to take home the ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship!????: Watch on the ONE Super App ???? http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp
Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, 16 August 2019
Ilias “Tweety” Ennahachi will never forget his promotional debut. He challenged then-reigning ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion Petchdam “The Baby Shark” Petchyindee Academy for the belt at ONE: DREAMS OF GOLD in August 2019.
The first two rounds of action were electric as their styles contrasted brilliantly, and each man found success. It set the stage for a dramatic conclusion, but the end came quicker than most fans would have anticipated when Ennahachi dialed up the intensity in the third stanza.
As the two exchanged strikes in close proximity, “Tweety” wobbled Petchdam with a left hook, and he kept throwing shots until “The Baby Shark” fell to the canvas. The Thai stood on extremely wobbly legs, and Ennahachi knew he had him.
The Dutch-Moroccan went right after Petchdam and landed a crushing left hook to the body amid a furious salvo of punches. He scored with a final left to the head, which folded his rival to the canvas and earned him the most coveted World Title in his sport.