Danial Williams Topples Zelang With Cracking Right Hand, Extends MMA Win Streak To 5

Jul 22, 2022
Danial Williams delivers a powerful hook on Zelang Zhaxi at ONE 159

Former WMC Muay Thai World Champion “Mini T” Danial Wiliams’ smashing right hand powered him to another sensational knockout at ONE 159: De Ridder vs. Bigdash on Friday, July 22.

The Aussie-Thai bruiser finished former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke with a fierce right hand in their MMA clash earlier this year, and he utilized it again to earn a remarkable first-round KO against “Lil’ Gun” Zelang Zhaxi inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Both strawweight MMA fighters were keen to test each other in the stand-up department right from the opening bell, and it was the Perth native who started things off with a couple of blistering jabs.

Zelang stayed composed, however, and he continuously fired quick leather at “Mini T.”

The Chinese debutant tried to crack Williams’ defense with a couple of one-twos and hooks, and when he did, it didn’t take long for him to cause damage.

Danial Williams lands a jab flush on Zelang Zhaxi at ONE 159

Zelang maintained his ruthless pressure, but none of it seemed to worry Williams, who was fired up to throw heavy hands in return.

“Mini T” struck with jab-crosses of his own before switching things up. He unleashed chopping kicks at his Chinese rival’s lead leg while setting up powerful shots to his opponent’s body and head.

The Aussie phenom found plenty of success with this method, and the more “Lil’ Gun” invited him to throw powerful kicks, the more venomous they got.

Zelang didn’t bother to check any of Williams’ kicks originally, but when he decided to do so, “Mini T” brilliantly side-stepped his rival and uncorked a thunderous right hand to the chin. The Chinese athlete crumbled to the canvas, causing the referee to stop the contest at 4:20 of round one.

Danial Williams is declared the winner at ONE 159

The knockout bumped Williams’ MMA record to 6-1, put him on a five-bout winning streak, and has him knocking at the door of the top-five rankings.

Additionally, it earned him a US$50,000 performance bonus from ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.

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