Soldic Vs. Ramazanov Ends In No Contest, More Action From ONE On Prime Video 5 Main Card
After witnessing all the thrilling action on the ONE on Prime Video 5 lead card, the excitement continued with the main card on Friday, December 2.
The first three bouts of the main card featured an explosive women’s Muay Thai battle between longtime rivals, a pair of lightweight MMA wars, and the debut of top free agent signing Roberto Soldic.
Before the World Title main and co-main events begin, let’s recap all the action that went down on the main card.
Roberto Soldic-Murad Ramazanov Ends In No Contest
The welterweight MMA showdown between top free agent signing Roberto “Robocop” Soldic and undefeated star Murad Ramazanov was supposed to be one of the must-watch fights on this stacked bill.
Unfortunately, an unintentional knee to the groin gave the match an anticlimactic ending.
Both men were eager to trade from the opening bell. Soldic touched his rival with leg kicks, while Ramazanov delivered a couple of strikes to test “Robocop’s” armor.
Not wanting to stand-and-bang, the Dagestani caught Soldic’s leg and shot in for a takedown. On the canvas, he had the Croatian superstar close to the Circle Wall and found it difficult to establish a path to get into the mount position.
“Robocop” did a good job to get back to his feet. However, Ramazanov caught the Croatian striker just below the belt, forcing the bout to come to a halt at the 2:06 mark of the first round.
After a couple of minutes of injury time, Soldic was unable to continue. Referee Herb Dean waved off the match, declaring it a no contest.
Jackie Buntan’s Late Surge Lifts Her To Victory
Jackie Buntan and Amber Kitchen were both desperate to get back on the winning track in their 130-pound catchweight Muay Thai battle, but it was the American who earned the unanimous decision nod after three closely contested rounds.
In a rematch of their 2017 encounter that Kitchen won, the Bad Company star came out on the front foot and looked to smash her way forward with kicks. Buntan replied with rapid punches, though she initially struggled to gauge the distance and came up short against the Brit’s teeps.
As the bout wore on, the American found her range much more effectively, clubbing her foe with left hooks and right low kicks. Kitchen continued to score with well-timed push kicks and some thudding shins to the body, but Buntan’s boxing firepower got the better of most of the exchanges.
A blistering flurry that put Kitchen on the canvas early in the third round was the standout moment of the clash, and it sealed the deal for Buntan after nine minutes of back-and-forth action.
Lowen Tynanes Bounces Back From First Loss, Earns Split-Decision Win
Lowen Tynanes proved that he’s still a force to be reckoned with in ONE Championship’s stacked lightweight division. The Hawaiian leaned on his wrestling and powerful punches to secure a hard-earned split-decision victory over “Crazy Dog” Dae Sung Park to open ONE on Prime Video 5’s main card.
Saddled by back issues over the past few years, Tynanes proved that his wrestling is still something that the division needs to be wary of when he’s healthy. He repeatedly took the South Korean down and controlled him from the back, actively looking for chokes and strikes from that position.
While Park had his moments, which included some solid leg kicks and a sweet-looking hip toss in the final stanza, there was no denying the Hawaiian’s control on the ground, as he still found ways to get back to a dominant position.
Ultimately, that was enough for two of the three judges to score the fight in Tynanes’ favor. The victory put him back in the winner’s circle and elevated his record to 11-1.