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The Top Fight Highlights From ONE: FISTS OF FURY II

ONE Championship continued its explosive martial arts fireworks with ONE: FISTS OF FURY II, a previously recorded event from Singapore that aired on Friday, 5 March.

Five of the six action-packed contests finished in memorable fashion, including a stunning performance in the night’s heavyweight main event.

The amazing athletes continued to show why ONE is truly The Home Of Martial Arts. And after an evening of nonstop thrills at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, we’ve picked out the three most unforgettable moments.

#1 Kang’s Upset Ways Continue

The main event between Amir Aliakbari and Kang Ji Won ended in a SHOCKING FIRST-ROUND KNOCKOUT ????????????

The main event between Amir Aliakbari and Kang Ji Won ended in a SHOCKING FIRST-ROUND KNOCKOUT ????????????

Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, March 5, 2021

“Mighty Warrior” Kang Ji Won overcame early adversity once again to walk away with an electric one-punch knockout of debuting superstar Amir Aliakbari.

Early on, Aliakbari connected with two powerful right hooks that caused immediate swelling around Kang’s left eye. However, “Mighty Warrior” lived up to his moniker and refused to back down from the hulking heavyweight.

As the Iranian powerhouse marched forward with reckless abandon, Kang laced in a perfect counter left hook to the chin. The crushing blow immediately buckled the legs of Aliakbari, who fell backward, outstretched.

There was no follow-up needed, and the South Korean picked up his second consecutive victory over a AAA Team representative in the first round.

The win was especially shocking after all the brash talk from Aliakbari leading up to the fight. Instead, the undefeated Wang Ho star put himself firmly in the ONE Heavyweight World Title discussion.



#2 Tang Stays Perfect In ONE

DON’T MISS the INCREDIBLE first-round knockout which ended Ryogo Takahashi vs. Tang Kai!

DON’T MISS the INCREDIBLE first-round knockout which ended Ryogo Takahashi vs. Tang Kai!

Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, March 5, 2021

Tang Kai made a compelling case to be included in the next featherweight rankings by keeping his ONE slate flawless with a first-round finish of Ryogo “Kaitai” Takahashi.

The Chinese star was on point early, as he flashed a quick jab that buckled Takahashi within the first minute of the bout. That speed would ultimately overwhelm the Japanese athlete on this night.

Tang’s precision footwork befuddled Takahashi and put him in position for a straight right-left hook combination that rocked “Kaitai.” And after seeing his rival fall to the canvas, the Dragon Warrior Shanghai star moved in for the finishing blows.

First, a hammerfist staggered Takahashi as he tried to get back to his feet. Tang then connected with one final left hook that forced the referee to call off the contest. The official time of the knockout came at 1:59 of the first round.

Tang’s impressive finishing rate rose to 83 percent and improved his overall win streak to seven. The featherweight division is now on notice with a new contender on the scene.

#3 Abelardo’s Monumental Elbows

Wait for the ???? JAW-DROPPING KNOCKOUT ???? that ended Mark Fairtex Abelardo vs. Emilio Urrutia!

Wait for the ???? JAW-DROPPING KNOCKOUT ???? that ended Mark Fairtex Abelardo vs. Emilio Urrutia!

Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, March 5, 2021

Mark “Tyson” Fairtex Abelardo’s willingness to pressure and engage with a barrage of strikes paid off in the form of a brilliant knockout victory over Emilio “The Honey Badger” Urrutia in their bantamweight mixed martial arts contest.

For more than four minutes, both men stood and threw heavy leather at one another. But with just over 30 seconds left in the first round, Abelardo staggered Urrutia with an overhand right flush on the jaw.

“The Honey Badger” backed up to the Circle Wall on wobbly legs to try and regain his composure, but the Filipino-Kiwi stepped into the phone booth and repeatedly landed right elbows with incredible force. Somehow, Urrutia’s iron chin withstood the onslaught until the end of the first round.

However, the American wouldn’t get out of the second frame.

When the round began, a patient “Tyson” took his time and read his opponent. Once he figured out the timing, Abelardo saw his opponent’s left hook coming and stepped forward with a picture-perfect elbow to the jaw that dropped Urrutia to the canvas.

The knockout victory came at 3:20 of the second round, giving Abelardo another thrilling highlight to add to his reel.

Read more: ONE: FISTS OF FURY II – Full Results For Aliakbari Vs. Kang

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