ONE Super Series brought the heat in the third quarter of 2019 with a plethora of thrilling match-ups and highlight-reel finishes.
There were fresh faces in the kickboxing and Muay Thai ranks who got their promotional campaigns off to a fine start, and the biggest stars in the industry proved yet again why they are among the best in the world.
With that in mind, here are five of the best knockouts from ONE’s all-striking league in July, August, and September 2019.
Ramazanov’s Fast Start Overwhelms Topic
The Russian set the ball rolling with the first knockout on the stoppage-heavy ONE: DREAMS OF GOLD bill when he dropped his Serbian-American rival to the mat three times in the opening stanza.
First, “Babyface Killer” caught Topic’s kick and felled him with a clubbing right hand. The second knockdown came from a powerful cross-hook combination, and Ramazanov sealed the deal with the very next punch — a stepping left hand on the button.
“The Doctor” Earns Final Spot With Huge KO
The ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix semifinals took place later in the night at ONE: DREAMS OF GOLD, and Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan punched his ticket to the tournament final against Samy “AK47” Sana with a one-shot KO of “Smokin” Jo Nattawut.
Nattawut — the local hero — was the early aggressor with his hard kicks, but an errant low blow caused a brief pause to the action. Once the match resumed, Petrosyan went on the offensive and took aim with his accurate boxing combinations.
“The Doctor” gauged the distance with his lead hand and then sent a thumping straight left through the Thai’s guard, which landed straight on the jaw and sent Nattawut down for the count.
Ennahachi Shocks The World With Petchdam Finish
Petchdam “The Baby Shark” Petchyindee Academy looked unstoppable in his run to the ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Title, but promotional newcomer Ilias Ennahachi brought the Thai’s momentum to a screeching halt.
The Dutch-Moroccan took on the World Champion in front of his home crowd at ONE: DREAMS OF GOLD in Bangkok, but even that wasn’t enough to weaken the challenger’s resolve.
In round three of the main event showdown, the 23-year-old from Utrecht, Netherlands wobbled “The Baby Shark” with a hard left hand, which led to the first knockdown.
When Petchdam returned to his feet, Ennahachi overwhelmed him with a salvo of punches and dropped him to the canvas for the second and final time. The referee immediately waved off the bout, giving the Dutch-Moroccan his first promotional win and the ONE World Title.
Momotaro Achieves Record-Setting Knockout
Also, he happened to snatch the record for the fastest ONE Super Series knockout in the process.
The Japanese athlete surprised his Thai adversary with a spinning back fist early on, and then kept up the pressure with a relentless assault of punches, knees, and elbows.
Singtongnoi bravely tried to fire back, but a devastating left hand landed on his chin and crumpled him to the canvas.
Duy Nhat Proves He Is Vietnam’s “No.1″
The roof nearly came off the Phu Tho Indoor Stadium when hometown favorite “No.1” Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat scored an emphatic finish over Azwan Che Wil in Ho Chi Minh City.
Duy Nhat drew the biggest reaction on the groundbreaking ONE: IMMORTAL TRIUMPH card when he knocked out his Malaysian rival in the final stanza of their flyweight Muay Thai battle.
Azwan looked for a left hook just as the Vietnamese striker stepped forward with a massive overhand right. It left a channel for the powerful punch to reach his adversary’s chin unhindered, and the collision instantly knocked the Kuala Lumpur native out.