After TNT debut last week Eddie Alvarez lost by disqualification and Demetrious Johnson suffered the first knockout loss of his professional career (watch the highlights), ONE Championship will look to get back on track tonight (Wednesday, April 14, 2021) with two -Main Battle Card.
If the last week has been frustrating for the promotion, I can’t imagine what this week was like. Through Tapology, seven different fights failed, including former multi-division champion Martin Nguyen’s bout with Jae Woong Kim, Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, mixed martial arts (MMA) debut and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Jarred Brooks’ first appearance under the ONE banner.
As it stands, the main event between reigning lightweight champion Christian Lee and ultra-violent contender Timofey Nastyukhin remains intact, as does a women’s Muay Thai Atomweight fight between Janet Todd and Anne Line Hogstad.
Christian Lee vs. Timofey Nastyukhin – Lee won. Nastyukhin by TKO (punches) at 1:13 of the first round – STRONG POINTS!
Janet Todd vs. Anne Line Hogstad (Muay Thai) – Todd beats. Hogstad by TKO (kick) at 1:36 of the third round
Shinechagtga Zoltsetseg vs. Yoshiki Nakahara – Nakahara defeats. Zoltsetseg by DQ (header to downed opponent) in the third round
Kim Kyu Sung vs. Wang Shuo – Wang defeats. Kim by KO (elbow and punches) at 1:51 of the third round
Mitchell Chamale vs. Shuya Kamikubo – Kamikubo def. Chamale by submission (bare back choke) at 2:13 of the second round
ONE FC Lightweight Championship: Christian Lee v Timofey Nastyukhin
Round one: Lee shoots under a left hook, refused. Nastyukhin lands a kick in the leg. One minute in it. He tries to follow up, only to walk in a left hand sticking out his legs. Lee jumps on him and punches the referee.
Final result: Lee beats. Nastyukhin by TKO (punches)
Muay Thai atomic weight: Janet Todd vs. Anne Line Hogstad
First round: trading starts. Continue to do it; Hogstad uses its size and reach. Halfway through. Exchange of low blows, Hogstad tries to go high. Todd combo met by over kicking. More Hogstad kicks, Todd’s elbow. Good low kick from Todd. Todd jumpsuit. 10-9 Todd.
Round two: Hogstad continues to pick up with kicks. Hard three pieces by Todd. Hogstad 1-2 kick. Another kick. Todd attempts a 1-3 header kick. Uppercut connects, point down. Hogstad tries to go low-up with kicks. Todd with a left hook for a kick to the head. Todd’s body kick. 10-9 Todd.
Third round: the two women draw combinations, neither of them cleans the earth. Check Todd’s hook. Teep hits Hogstad from the back. Another check hook lands clean. They exchange kicks and Todd sends Hogstad to his knees. She beats the score, but she is in a bad position and the ref calls her.
Final result: Todd def. Hogstad by TKO (kick)
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