Some of ONE Championship’s hardest-hitting mixed martial artists delivered a slew of exciting finishes in the final quarter of the year.
The athletes showcased their powerful boxing, wushu, and Muay Thai skills en route to spectacular knockouts that will go down as some of the year’s finest.
As the quarter comes to a close, we take a look at five of the best knockouts from the final three months of 2019.
#1 Aung La N Sang Stuns Vera
???? WHAT. A. BATTLE! ????ONE two-division World Champion Aung La Nsang(Burmese Python) caps off a historic night in Tokyo with a ???? MASSIVE TKO ???? win over Brandon Vera to retain the ONE Light Heavyweight World Title!????: Watch on the ONE Super App ???? http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp????: Shop Official Merchandise ???? http://bit.ly/ONECShop
Posted by ONE Championship on Sunday, 13 October 2019
Two-division ONE World Champion Aung La “The Burmese Python” N Sang and ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera engaged in a furious battle at ONE: CENTURY PART II in Tokyo, Japan last October.
In the second round of their ONE Light Heavyweight World Title contest, the Myanmar hero landed a volley of stiff punches that pushed “The Truth” back to the fence, and then, he found the mark with a spinning back elbow.
Vera tried to match him with his own spinning attack, but “The Burmese Python” ducked out of the way and then clubbed his rival with a hard overhand right, which sent him tumbling to the canvas.
Aung La N Sang sealed the deal with a final barrage of punches on the ground to retain the gold and hand the Filipino-American his first defeat in The Home Of Martial Arts.
#2 Catalan’s Fierce Head Kick
???? WHAT. A. KO ????Hometown hero ???????? Robin Catalan sends the crowd into a frenzy with a HUGE knockout of Gustavo Balart!????: How to watch ???? http://bit.ly/ONEMOFHTW????: Book your hotel ???? hotelplanner.com????: Watch on the ONE Super App ???? bit.ly/ONESuperApp????: Shop official merchandise ???? bit.ly/ONECShop
Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, 8 November 2019
The Filipino strawweight battered Gustavo “El Gladiador” Balart’s body with his right kick in the second frame, and later, he took it up high in search of the finish.
Although the Cuban wrestler kept his left hand up to try to block the incoming strike, Catalan’s power blasted straight through his defenses.
His shin collided with the top of Balart’s head, and “The Ilonggo” sent him face-first to the mat for a memorable finish.
#3 Miado Goes Airborne With His Knee
✈ AIR MIADO ✈What. A. Knockout! Jeremy 'The Jaguar ' Miado finishes Miao Li Tao with an epic flying knee in Round 1!????: How to watch ???? http://bit.ly/ONEAODHOTW????: Book your hotel ???? bit.ly/ONEhotelplanner????: Watch on the ONE Super App ???? bit.ly/ONESuperApp????: Shop official merchandise ???? bit.ly/ONECShop
Posted by ONE Championship on Saturday, November 16, 2019
The strawweight match-up between the Philippines’ Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado and China’s Miao Li Tao at ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS in November started with some intense grappling exchanges, but it ended with a magnificent jumping knee.
Miao walked “The Jaguar” down with punches, causing the Filipino striker to backpedal. However, when Miado stopped to stand his ground, Miao continued to move forward, and that is when the Manila resident uncorked his aerial attack.
Miado jumped into the air with a picture-perfect right knee, which sliced straight through his opponent’s guard and landed on the chin.
The Chinese athlete instantly crumbled to the canvas, giving the Filipino rising star the unforgettable win.
#4 Li’s Nonstop Barrage Of Strikes
These two athletes engaged in some frenetic striking exchanges early in the opening stanza, but the Chinese warrior took control with his powerful boxing, and then a series of hard knees to the head.
Lumihi freed himself from his adversary’s attack, and then he tried to keep his rival away with a left kick and a left hand. But “The Underdog” wobbled him with a left hook in reply, and then tagged him with a straight right and a left.
The Indonesian shelled up from the onslaught, but Li found the room to thread a thunderous right uppercut through the middle for a clean KO.
#5 Eustaquio Finds The Liver
???????? THE REMATCH KING REIGNS SUPREME ????????Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio knocks out former foe Toni Tauru with a THUNDEROUS spinning back kick in Round 3!????: How to watch ???? http://bit.ly/ONEMOFHTW????: Book your hotel ???? hotelplanner.com????: Watch on the ONE Super App ???? bit.ly/ONESuperApp????: Shop official merchandise ???? bit.ly/ONECShop
Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, November 8, 2019
The Team Lakay product tried to land the strike several times as Tauru moved forward to close the distance, and he finally found the mark in round three.
Eustaquio discovered an opening and pivoted to generate power.
The Finn saw it coming and tried to drop his elbow to block the kick, but the Filipino’s heel got through the gap and plunged into his liver. It crumpled him in a heap.