Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev Smashes Ev Ting With 25-Second KO
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 ???? http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | 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.
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.
“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.