ONE 166: Qatar – Results And Highlights For Every Fight

Reinier de Ridder Anatoly Malykhin ONE 166 7

ONE Championship returned to the Middle East for the first time in a decade and brought an unforgettable night of action to the “Pearl of the Gulf.”

The world’s largest martial arts organization broadcast ONE 166: Qatar live from Lusail Sports Arena on Friday, March 1, and the 10-bout lineup captivated the local crowd and fans watching all around the globe.

Reigning heavyweight and light heavyweight king Anatoly Malykhin made history when he defeated Reinier de Ridder in their rematch to claim the ONE Middleweight MMA World Championship in the main event.

The Russian superstar overwhelmed the Dutchman, ultimately earning a third-round TKO victory. In the process, Malykhin became the first man in history to win three MMA World Titles.

Also, in the co-main event, Tang Kai knocked out Thanh Le to unify the ONE Featherweight MMA World Championship. 

Following a couple of tentative rounds, the Chinese dynamo dropped Le with a massive right hook in the third frame and unloaded heavy ground-and-pound to seal the victory in their rematch.

In addition, the ONE Strawweight MMA World Championship changed hands. 

Defending titleholder Jarred Brooks inadvertently slammed Filipino challenger Joshua Pacio on his head – and under the Global Mixed Martial Arts Rule Set, there are no slams to the head, neck, or spine allowed.

With the illegal move rendering Pacio unable to continue, the American was disqualified from the rematch and surrendered his belt to the challenger.

Check below for full results and video highlights from ONE 166: Qatar.

Fight Card


Middleweight MMA World Championship
Anatoly “Sladkiy” Malykhin defeats Reinier “The Dutch Knight” de Ridder via TKO at 1:16 of round three
Featherweight MMA World Championship Unification
Tang Kai defeats Thanh Le via TKO at 4:48 of round three
Strawweight MMA World Championship
Joshua “The Passion” Pacio defeats Jarred “The Monkey God” Brooks via disqualification at 0:56 of round one
Heavyweight MMA
Amir Aliakbari defeats Arjan “Singh” Bhullar via disqualification at 4:15 of round three
Catchweight (147 LBS) Boxing
Mehdi “Diamond Heart” Zatout defeats Zuhayr “The Arabian Warrior” Al-Qahtani via unanimous decision
Catchweight (147.75 LBS) Muay Thai
Vladimir Kuzmin defeats Zafer Sayik via unanimous decision
Flyweight Submission Grappling
Cleber “Clandestino” Sousa defeats Osamah Almarwai via submission (Armbar) at 5:31 of round one
Catchweight (137.75 LBS) Muay Thai
Ali Saldoev defeats Zakaria El Jamari via knockout at 0:51 of round two
Bantamweight Muay Thai
Shinji Suzuki defeats Han Zi Hao via unanimous decision
Strawweight MMA
Keito “Pocket Monk” Yamakita defeats Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado via submission (bulldog choke) at 4:04 of round one

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