Top 5 KOs From The Heroes Of ONE: FIRE & FURY

Eduard Folayang knocks out Shinya Aoki in SIngapore

If dynamic striking is your thing, ONE: FIRE & FURY is sure to satisfy your appetite for punches, kicks, knees, and elbows.

Some of the most exciting athletes in Muay Thai and mixed martial arts will enter the Circle on Friday, 31 January in Manila, Philippines, and their previous performances prove they can steal the show with their incredible finishing ability.

To get a taste of what could be in store from these competitors at the Mall Of Asia Arena, take a look back at five of their most memorable stoppages.

#1 Pacio’s KO Of The Year

Joshua “The Passion” Pacio lost out on the scorecards when he first met Yosuke “The Ninja” Saruta last January, so he was determined not to let their rematch for the ONE Strawweight World Title go to the judges four months later.

At ONE: ROOTS OF HONOR, Pacio closed the show in the fourth round by capitalizing on the smallest mistake. As Saruta took aim with a looping overhand right, he dipped his head and dropped his left hand.

At the same time, “The Passion” bounced forward and unleashed a lightning-fast right head kick. He landed his knee cleanly on his rival’s temple to finish the match in an instant, hit the 2019 KO of the year, and reclaim the belt.

Pacio will now defend the gold against former World Champion Alex “Little Rock” Silva in the main event of ONE: FIRE & FURY.

#2 Folayang’s Finest Hour 

Back in 2016 at ONE: DEFENDING HONOR, Eduard “Landslide” Folayang defied the odds to stun Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki and win the ONE Lightweight World Championship.

Folayang had spent much of the first two rounds on the defensive, but he began the third round with a flying knee when the Japanese athlete shot for a takedown. Aoki tried to press forward, but he was shaken and was struck with another hard knee as he was turned away.

Folayang continued to unload punches before landing a second flush knee with Aoki against the fence. Reeling from the two big knees, Aoki could not muster an adequate defense to the succession of right hands, and the referee stopped the contest with 41 seconds on the clock.

Folayang will continue to work his way back to the belt on 31 January in the co-main event.

#3 Petchdam’s Unblockable Left Kick

There have been few finishes in ONE Super Series as electrifying as “The Baby Shark” Petchdam Petchyindee Academy’s one-hitter quitter against Josh “Timebomb” Tonna at ONE: PURSUIT OF POWER.

Tonna had absorbed Petchdam’s left roundhouse several times before he stood his ground and tried to catch it in the second round, but that was the worst mistake he could have made. 

The Thai star stepped forward and fired his trademark strike with such velocity, his rival barely had time to react and defend. As “The Baby Shark’s” shin crashed flush into the body, his knee landed square on Tonna’s jaw and sent him crashing to the canvas, where he could not beat the referee’s count. 

#4 Momotaro’s Record-Breaker

⏱ 41 SECONDS ⏱ Momotaro records the FASTEST KNOCKOUT in ONE Super Series history with a ferocious finish of Muay Thai World Champion Singtongnoi!

⏱ 41 SECONDS ⏱Momotaro records the FASTEST KNOCKOUT in ONE Super Series history with a ferocious finish of Muay Thai World Champion Singtongnoi!📺: Check local listings for global broadcast details📱: Watch on the ONE Super App 👉🏷: Shop Official Merchandise 👉

Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, September 6, 2019

Kohei “Momotaro” Kodera picked up the biggest win of his career when he defeated a legend with the fastest KO in ONE Super Series history at ONE: IMMORTAL TRIUMPH last September. 

It all started with a spinning back fist that wobbled Singtongnoi Por Telakun and opened him up to a barrage of punches, knees, and elbows. The Thai hero tried to hang on, but as he broke away from the clinch, his chin was wide open for a hard left hand.

Singtongnoi was out on his feet, and an additional right hook sent him to the mat for good, and “Momotaro” claimed victory after just 41 seconds.

Momotaro will return to take on Petchdam in a high-stakes flyweight Muay Thai match in Manila.

#5 Kwon’s First Strike

Kwon Won Il scores an emphatic TKO in his ONE debut, taking out Anthony Engelen at 1:07 of Round 1!

Kwon Won Il scores an emphatic TKO in his ONE debut, taking out Anthony Engelen at 1:07 of Round 1!Watch the full event LIVE & FREE on the ONE Super App 👉 | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast

Posted by ONE Championship on Saturday, January 19, 2019

Few mixed martial artists have announced themselves to the global stage in the past few years quite like “Pretty Boy” Kwon Won Il did at ONE: ETERNAL GLORY.

It took little more than a minute for the South Korean rising star to knock out Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen by launching his straight right hand through the Indonesian’s guard to land it straight onto his chin.

The man from Seoul followed up with ground and pound to force the referee to dive in after just 67 seconds.

Kwon will battle Shooto Bantamweight World Champion Shoko Sato on 31 January in a pivotal battle at the top of the bantamweight division.

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