In the primary occasion of ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: SHANGHAI, reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion and among the best martial artists on this planet pound-for-pound, Ben “Funky” Askren of the United States simply took care of Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam of Sweden, taking his youthful foe all the way down to the mat at will along with his world-class wrestling and ending him with a volley of punches.
On the mat, the previous US Olympian effortlessly secured a mount place and relentlessly pounded on the Swedish striker to compel veteran referee Yuji Shimada to halt the motion within the second spherical.
Ben Askren, ONE Welterweight World Champion, acknowledged: “I really had a wonderful time in Shanghai. Thanks for having me. It’s an honor to be here. To everyone who is watching from all around the world, thank you guys so much, it means the world to me.”
Askren added: “I am ready for anyone in the world who wants to step up to the plate and challenge me for my title.”
In the co-main occasion of the night, Chinese flyweight prospect Ma Hao Bin returned to the ONE Championship cage towards compatriot Hexigetu, and his efficiency actually didn’t disappoint. Known by the moniker “The Southern Eagle,” Ma as soon as once more proved his mettle on the bottom with one other technical grappling showcase, changing a number of takedown makes an attempt, finally profitable by guillotine choke with ten seconds remaining within the second spherical.
Singaporean prospect Amir Khan continued his profitable roll contained in the ONE Championship cage by stopping Jaroslav Jartim of Czech Republic. Khan wasted no time in bringing the motion to the mat with a profitable takedown. Once on the bottom, Khan rained down heavy blows to punish Jartim.
In probably the most thrilling matchups of the night, Xu Chun Yan of China and Eh Ya Nut of Cambodia placed on a spectacular showcase of aggression to the roar of a packed crowd as the 2 opponents engaged in a skirmish within the opening moments of the strawweight contest. Although she is thought for her boxing background, Xu flaunted her strong floor recreation to pacify her Cambodian opponent’s firepower within the stand-up commerce, carrying down Eh Ya Nut and steering her to a decisive victory by means of unanimous choice.
Japanese veteran Tetsuya Yamada claimed his first win below the ONE Championship umbrella, submitting China-based American Kyle Rozewski. The end got here swiftly when Yamada effortlessly took Rozewski all the way down to the canvas and mounted a rear-naked choke to earn the victory within the first spherical.
Sagetdao Petpayathai of Thailand was profitable in his second outing as a ONE Championship athlete, defeating Mahmoud Mohamed of Egypt. The Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai legend lit up Mohamed along with his highly effective placing, tagging the Egyptian with lightning fast elbows and thudding punch combos. Petpayathai opened up his palms and drove Mohamed to the mat the place he unleashed the bout-ending sequence to clinch the victory by technical knockout within the first spherical.
“Supermom” Miao Jie of China made a triumphant promotional debut in ONE Championship by submitting Mona Samir of Egypt. Miao obtained the job executed by forcing Samir to faucet with an armbar submission in simply 49 seconds of the very first spherical.
In a battle of Chinese light-weight standouts, Zhang Ze Hao got here out on high of Li Cheng Chao. Having a strong recreation plan to topple Li, Zhang delivered a sensational efficiency, forcing his opponent to succumb to strikes within the third spherical.
Xie Chao of China and Marc Marcellinus of Malaysia kicked off ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: SHANGHAI in thrilling trend. Both males wasted no time in going to battle on the heart of the cage. With the 2 stalwarts spent after only a few minutes of motion, it was Xie who got here away with the win by way of submission within the first spherical.
Official outcomes for ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: SHANGHAI
- ONE Welterweight World Championship bout: Ben Askren defeats Zebaztian Kadestam by TKO (Strikes) at four:09 minutes of spherical 2
- Flyweight bout: Ma Hao Bin defeats Hexigetu by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at four:50 minutes of spherical 2
- Lightweight bout: Amir Khan defeats Jaroslav Jartim by TKO (Strikes) at three:46 minutes of spherical 1
- Strawweight bout: Xu Chun Yan defeats Eh Ya Nut by Unanimous Decision (UD) after three rounds
- Featherweight bout: Tetsuya Yamada defeats Kyle Rozewski by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:55 minutes of spherical 1
- Featherweight bout: Sagetdao Petpayathai defeats Mahmoud Mohamed by TKO (Strikes) at 1:41 minutes of spherical 1
- Strawweight bout: Miao Jie defeats Mona Samir by Submission (Armbar) at zero:49 minutes of spherical 1
- Lightweight bout: Zhang Ze Hao defeats Li Cheng Chao by TKO (Strikes) at 2:53 minutes of spherical three
- Featherweight bout: Xie Chao defeats Marc Marcellinus by Submission (Kimura) at 1:28 minutes of spherical 1
Tags: American Kyle Rozewski, Amir Khan, Ben Askren, Ben Funky Askren, Jaroslav Jartim, Li Cheng Chao, Ma Hao Bin, Mahmoud Mohamed, Marc Marcellinus, ONE Championship, Sagetdao Petpayathai, Tetsuya Yamada, Xu Chun Yan, Zhang Ze Hao