Some of ONE Championship’s finest mixed martial artists are scheduled for action at ONE: A NEW TOMORROW in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, 10 January, and they are coming armed with plenty of grappling firepower.
While the crowd inside the Impact Arena might be more accustomed to witnessing stand-up action in the birthplace of Muay Thai, the athletes competing at the event are bound to excite them with brilliant submission holds and techniques.
Drawing from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, and judo, these multi-faceted warriors are always a few seconds away from defeating their rivals with mesmerizing chokes and joint locks.
Now, just days out from the promotion’s first show of the year, we unveil four of the best submission victories from the stars who are set to compete in the Thai capital.
Stamp Shows Her Versatility Against “Knockout Queen”
Two-sport ONE World Champion Stamp Fairtex submits "Knockout Queen" Asha Roka with a TIGHT rear-naked choke in her ONE mixed martial arts debut! ????????????: Check local listings for global broadcast details????: Watch on the ONE Super App ???? http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp
Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, August 16, 2019
Hometown hero Stamp Fairtex may hold the ONE Atomweight Muay Thai and Kickboxing World Titles, but the lifelong striker has been working diligently on rounding out her game for mixed martial arts competition.
Stamp tripped her foe to the canvas, moved straight to mount, and drilled “Knockout Queen” with hard punches until the Indian turned away and surrendered her back.
With the finesse of a veteran, the Fairtex representative quickly put her hooks in to secure control and then chipped away with more shots until there was an opening to slide her left arm underneath Roka’s chin. Moments later, the local favorite forced the tap via rear-naked choke.
Stamp will attempt to extend her unbeaten streak in her third sport against India’s Puja “The Cyclone” Tomar on Friday.
Ma Puts On A Mighty Squeeze To Finish “Wolverine”
The hype is real. "Cannon" Ma Jia Wen submits Ahmed Mujtaba with a scintillating RNC in the second!TV: Check local listings for global broadcast
Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, March 9, 2018
He may have earned his nickname for his powerful striking, but “Cannon” Ma Jia Wen displayed his world-class grappling repertoire to defeat Ahmed “Wolverine” Mujtaba at ONE: VISIONS OF VICTORY in March 2018.
After stuffing the Pakistani’s takedown attempt early in the second frame, Ma strategically passed his rival’s guard. Just as it looked like “Wolverine” had found a way out against the fence, the 23-year-old quickly regained control and moved to his back.
The Chinese star did not even wait until he had an arm underneath the chin to dial up the pressure. Instead, he wrapped his left arm over Mujtaba’s jaw and squeezed with all his might to elicit the tap.
This Friday, Ma returns to action for the first time since June 2018. He meets ONE Warrior Series graduate, Shinechagtga Zoltsetseg, in a featherweight clash.
Miura Drops Her Trademark Submission Against Balin
In her ONE debut, Japanese phenom Ayaka Miura pulls out an incredible submission to finish Laura Balin at 1:13 of Round 1!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
The 29-year-old Japanese athlete tossed the former ONE Women’s Strawweight World Title challenger to the canvas with a beautiful hip throw in the opening moments of their contest, and then she immediately set to work on her favorite submission.
Miura established a scarfhold side control position and stuffed Balin’s forearm between her legs. From there, the Tokyo resident pushed her hips forward to quickly crank on the Americana shoulder lock for a flawless first-round victory.
In the Thai capital, the third-degree judo black belt will face ONE newcomer Maira Mazar.
Legowo’s Veteran Savvy Leads To Submission Victory
Legowo walks away the victor, in style, with his favorite submission.Jakarta | 20 January | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast | PPV: Official Livestream at oneppv.com | Tickets: bit.ly/onecourage18
Posted by ONE Championship on Monday, January 8, 2018
Wirawan tried to take the 39-year-old pioneer down against the fence. But when he dropped down for the hips, “The Iceman” was primed and ready to attack.
Legowo threaded his left arm underneath his opponent’s chin and stayed on his feet until he felt he had the right angle of attack. Then, he jumped guard to tie Wirawan up and keep him in position.
With a few final grip adjustments, “The Iceman” tightened up his guillotine choke and got the finish in under two minutes.
The well-respected Indonesian veteran will kick off the event against Filipino talent Roel Rosauro on Friday.