Beybulat Isaev Scores Record-Breaking Knockout Of Mihajlo Kecojevic

Light heavyweight kickboxers Mihajlo Kecojevic and Beybulat Isaev fight at ONE: UNBREAKABLE II in January 2021

Beybulat Isaev entered the record books with a first-round knockout at ONE: UNBREAKABLE II.

Isaev recorded the fastest KO in ONE Super Series light heavyweight history by toppling Serbian Kickboxing Champion Mihajlo Kecojevic just 82 seconds into their kickboxing affair at the previously recorded event, which aired on Friday, 29 January.

Light heavyweight kickboxers Mihajlo Kecojevic and Beybulat Isaev fight at ONE: UNBREAKABLE II in January 2021

When the action kicked off at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kecojevic used his 8-centimeter height advantage to good effect, snapping Isaev’s head back with jabs and rights that appeared to come in at the end of broomsticks.

Isaev, struggling to get past the Serbian’s dust-sweepers, resorted to low kicks before inching his way closer with short, punchy combinations, most of which deflected off his foe’s shoulders. That attack fired up Kecojevic, and he marched forward and unchained a combination of punches, one of which included a right hand that checked Isaev’s chin.

The Russian tried to match Kecojevic with strikes, but his blistering hooks only found air. Kecojevic then threw a body kick – only his second of the match – and Isaev scooped it out of midair, lifted the Serbian’s leg, and then dropped him to the canvas. However, the Muay Thai sweep earned him a fair warning from the referee.

Light heavyweight kickboxers Mihajlo Kecojevic and Beybulat Isaev fight at ONE: UNBREAKABLE II in January 2021

Once back to his feet, Kecojevic shot one-twos at Isaev, who by then was growing in confidence and didn’t mind standing in the line of fire to connect – and connect he did. Two overhand rights found their way through the Serbian’s guard and onto his chin. A wild exchange ensued, but neither of the men landed cleanly.

After an action-heavy first minute, Kecojevic again marched forward, trying to use his reach to his advantage – but this time, he got a little too close and careless. Instead of feeding Isaev a three-two combination, he missed and ate a right hand from his rival.

The Serbian’s eyes rolled where he stood, and he folded onto himself like a puppet whose strings had suddenly been snipped. As Kecojevic’s body settled on the canvas, the referee jumped in and called off the bout at the 1:22 mark of the opening round.

Light heavyweight kickboxers Mihajlo Kecojevic and Beybulat Isaev fight at ONE: UNBREAKABLE II in January 2021

With the historic victory, the WMC Muay Thai World Champion improved his stellar career record to 20-5.

Read more: ONE: UNBREAKABLE II – Full Results And Highlights For Cerilli Vs. Vagabov

More in News

Denice Zamboanga’s reactions after her match against Lin Heqin at ONE on Prime Video 5
Antonio Mammarella
Alyse Anderson walks out at ONE 157
Blake Cooper Maurice Abevi ONE Fight Night 14 2
Ham Seo Hee Itsuki Hirata ONE Fight Night 8 25
Superlek Kiatmoo9 Rodtang Jitmuangnon ONE Friday Fights 34 55
Tawanchai PK Saenchai Jo Nattawut ONE Fight Night 15 14
Puengluang Baanramba Dentungtong Singha Mawynn ONE Friday Fights 56 26
Katsuki Kitano Halil Kutukcu ONE Friday Fights 38 27
Parham Gheirati Jordan Godtfredsen ONE Friday Fights 64 18
Parham Gheirati Jordan Godtfredsen
Johan Ghazali Edgar Tabares ONE Fight Night 17 10