Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev Smashes Ev Ting With 25-Second KO

Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev punchs Ev Ting in the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix

Saygid “Dagi” Guseyn Arslanaliev established himself as the man to watch in the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix with a shocking 25-second knockout.

The Turkish powerhouse stopped Ev “E.T.” Ting in the first round of their quarter-final match at ONE: CALL TO GREATNESS on Friday, 22 February inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Turkish superstar "Dagi" Arslanaliev takes out Ev Ting with a THUNDEROUS TKO just 25 seconds into Round 1 to advance in the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix!

Turkish superstar Saygid "Dagi" Arslanaliev takes out Ev Ting with a THUNDEROUS TKO just 25 seconds into Round 1 to advance in the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix!Watch the full event on the ONE Super App 👉 | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast

Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, February 22, 2019

The contest was over after the first exchange of the match-up.

After he hit the air with an inside leg kick attempt, Arslanaliev leaped forward with a left hook and found his mark.

Ting was caught square on the jaw, and he was dropped onto his knees. The Kiwi-Malaysian tried to recover, but “Dagi” did not give him any breathing room.

The 24-year-old pounced and hammered his opponent with a series of right hands to the head, which forced referee Olivier Coste to jump in and stop the match.

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The win was the third-fastest in ONE Championship lightweight history, improved Arslanaliev’s professional mixed martial arts record to 7-1, and maintained his 100 percent finishing rate.

More importantly, it punched his ticket to the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix semi-final later this year.

“Dagi” will meet Ariel “Tarzan” Sexton in the next round of the tournament after his dramatic third-round submission of Amir Khan on the same night in The Lion City.

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“I think it’s going to be a tough fight, but I will be ready for it,” Arslanaliev told Mitch Chilson.

The last quarter-final bout takes place at ONE: A NEW ERA, as Eddie Alvarez squares off against Timofey Nastyukhin.

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