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The Top 5 Highlights From ONE: CALL TO GREATNESS

Feb 23, 2019

This past Friday, 22 February, ONE Championship returned to “The Lion City” with one of its most action-packed events yet.

ONE: CALL TO GREATNESS had everything inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium – knockouts, submissions, and epic battles that ebbed and flowed in every direction.

From the top to the bottom of the card, the promotion’s world-class athletes delivered a spectacular night of martial arts action that will live long in the memory of fans watching all across the globe.

Here are just five of the best highlights from a thrilling evening in Singapore.

Stamp Claims Her Second World Title

ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion Stamp Fairtex outstrikes American sensation Janet Todd to claim a unanimous decision victory and win the inaugural ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Championship!

ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion Stamp Fairtex outstrikes American sensation Janet Todd to claim a unanimous decision victory and win the inaugural ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Championship!TV: Check local listings for global broadcast

Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, February 22, 2019

Stamp Fairtex made history to become the first ever two-sport ONE World Champion.

The Thai superstar won the ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Championship in October 2018, and on Friday, she added to her trophy case by capturing the ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Title.

This time around, she employed a completely different game plan against Janet “JT” Todd. Rather than leaning on her dominant clinch game, she found her mark with punches — in particular, a punishing right hand that landed again and again.

In the brief clinch exchanges, the Fairtex representative connected with hard knees and elbows, but the most telling strikes were out in the open.

Todd pushed her opponent all the way and had success with straight punches and kicks, but ultimately the judges favored Stamp’s harder, more impactful strikes to give her the unanimous decision victory.

Sexton Digs Deep To Finish Khan

Ariel Sexton secures his place in the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix semifinals by sinking in a rear-naked choke on Amir Khan at 1:13 of Round 3!

Ariel “ Tarzan” Sexton secures his place in the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix semifinals by sinking in a rear-naked choke on Amir Khan at 1:13 of Round 3!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, February 22, 2019

Costa Rican grappler Ariel “Tarzan” Sexton and Singaporean Muay Thai Champion Amir Khan had an enthralling three-round mixed martial arts battle, and it looked as though the local favorite would give his hometown fans the win they paid to see.

Despite being dropped and hurt throughout the first two rounds, Sexton used his veteran experience and warrior spirit to keep himself in the contest.

In the third stanza, “Tarzan” dragged the bout to the canvas, punished his foe with hard punches, and then took back control to lock in a tight rear-naked choke.

Khan had no option but to submit to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, and now, Sexton will face the man below in the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix semi-finals.

Another First-Round Finish For “Dagi”

Turkish superstar "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!

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, February 22, 2019

Saygid “Dagi” Guseyn Arslanaliev’s power is well known by now, and Ev “E.T.” Ting felt it firsthand in their ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix quarter-final bout at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

With no need for a feeling out process, the two exciting lightweight competitors went straight at each other, but it was “Dagi” who quickly found the money shot.

The Turkish athlete tagged Ting with a short left hand, which immediately dropped him to the mat. 

A rapid salvo of strikes to his downed opponent quickly sealed the deal, and now, he will meet Sexton in the semi-finals.

A Third Straight KO For Petchdam

Thai phenom Petchdam knocks out Masahide Kudo with a POWERFUL left hand at 0:35 of Round 2!

Thai phenom Petchdam Gaiyanghadao – เพชรดำ เพชรยินดีอคาเดมี่ knocks out Masahide Kudo with a POWERFUL left hand at 0:35 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, February 22, 2019

Masahide “Crazy Rabbit” Kudo had clearly done his homework on Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, and he kept his right hand stapled to his jaw throughout a closely-contested first round to defend the Thai hero’s dangerous left kick.

However, in round two, while the Japanese athlete was worried about the trademark strike of his opponent, the WBC Muay Thai World Champion quickly changed tack.

Petchdam attacked with a pair of roundhouse kicks, but then went straight down the middle with a pinpoint one-two combination.

The hard left felled Kudo, and gave the Thai his third knockout in as many ONE Super Series appearances.

Eersel Returns In Knockout Form

Kickboxing superstar Regian Eersel connects with a crushing combination to turn the lights out on Anthony Njokuani at 1:03 of Round 2!

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, February 22, 2019

Regian “The Immortal” Eersel was the first striker to pick up a ONE Super Series victory back in April 2018, and the Sityodtong Amsterdam representative returned for win number two in Singapore.

He met a tough rival in Anthony “The Assassin” Njokuani – who defeated kickboxing legend Andy Souwer in his promotional debut last October – but the Las Vegas resident ultimately buckled under the Dutchman’s power.

Eersel stunned his opponent with a short right hand, and he continued to club away on the inside.

A knee to the body and a second right dropped Njokuani to the canvas, and put him out for the count to give “The Immortal” another huge victory.