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Fu Chang Xin Ignites Guangzhou With Impressive TKO

Jul 7, 2018

Fu Chang Xin made his countrymen in China’s Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium proud on Saturday, 7 July, with an exciting performance in his ONE Championship debut.

The 25-year-old Harbin, China-based athlete defeated Kazakhstan’s Rustem “Actor” Yensebayev via TKO in the first round of their catch weight bout at ONE: BATTLE FOR THE HEAVENS.

Chinese superstar Fu Chang Xin put on an amazing performance in his ONE debut, finishing Rustem Yensebayev with a TKO at 4:32 of Round 1!

Chinese superstar Fu Chang Xin put on an amazing performance in his ONE debut, finishing Rustem Yensebayev with a TKO at 4:32 of Round 1!TV: Check local listings for global broadcast

Posted by ONE Championship on Saturday, July 7, 2018

As soon as the opening bell sounded, each martial artist immediately tested out their range with a variety of dazzling kicks.

Yensebayev, a 28-year-old CKF Champion, caught one of his adversary’s legs and brought Fu to the ground. Although he could not keep Fu there, he snuck in a few knees to the body when his foe returned to his feet.

The “Actor” proceeded to push the pace, and connected with his jab and a couple of low kicks. However, Fu, also a CKF Champion, never appeared threatened.

After a brief striking exchange, Fu charged at Yensebayev and decisively brought him to the canvas with a double-leg takedown halfway into the stanza.

The Kazakhstani threatened with a guillotine choke to get back to his feet, and once they separated, he attacked Fu with punches, kicks, and even a high knee.

Yensebayev was gaining confidence. Though Fu brought him to the ground with another double-leg takedown, he slid out from underneath him, got back up, and landed a takedown of his own.

The Kazakhstani went for another guillotine choke, but Fu fell on top of him, landed in side control, and dropped a barrage of elbows and punches. “Actor” tried to scramble away, but Fu was relentless in his attack. Referee Yuji Shimada was forced to stop the bout at 4:32 of round one.

The young Fu thrilled the crowd and earned his first promotional win in the process.

He moves his record to 8-1, and put himself forth as one of the promotion’s next rising stars.