ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong handed out five US$50,000 performance bonuses at ONE: LIGHTS OUT on Friday, 11 March.
Reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion Thanh Le, new ONE Bantamweight World Champion John Lineker, Chinese teenage sensation Zhang Peimian, and English Muay Thai stars Iman Barlow and Liam Nolan all received monetary recognition for their efforts.
The featherweight MMA king brilliantly maneuvered out of #2-ranked contender Garry Tonon’s leg lock attempts to knock him out on the ground just 56 seconds into their contest.
Lineker received a performance bonus for his jaw-dropping World Title victory.
The hard-hitting Brazilian knocked out compatriot Bibiano Fernandes in the second round to capture the ONE Bantamweight World Title in the co-main event.
Peimian, who earned a ONE Championship roster spot by winning a four-man “Road to ONE” tournament in China, kicked off the main card in epic fashion.
The 18-year-old Chinese dynamo knocked down former ONE World Title challenger Josh Tonna multiple times throughout their strawweight kickboxing clash to earn a second-round TKO and a performance bonus.
Barlow received a performance bonus due to her impressive promotional debut.
The English star known as “Pretty Killer” connected with a picture-perfect downward elbow to put Daniela Lopez away just 99 seconds into their strawweight Muay Thai contest.
Finally, Nolan earned a cool US$50,000 for his brilliant first-round knockout.
The British star overwhelmed Kim Kyung Lock, finishing the South Korean with a rapid-fire collection of knees to score the TKO in 62 seconds.
For full results and highlights from ONE: LIGHTS OUT, click here.