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ONE Championship: ‘The Doctor’ outpoints Thai at ‘Masters of Destiny’

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ONE Championship (ONE) thrilled the capacity crowd at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, hosting ONE: MASTERS OF DESTINY.

In the main event, Italian-Armenian kickboxing icon Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan advanced to the semi-finals of the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix after defeating Thai legend Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy by unanimous decision.

Giorgio Petrosyan VS Petchmorakot P…dee Academy (ONE Championship photo)

Giorgio Petrosyan VS Petchmorakot P…dee Academy (ONE Championship photo)

Petrosyan was aggressive all throughout the three-round contest as he stormed Petchmorakot with crushing combinations to secure the decision victory. Petrosyan advances to the semi-final round of the tournament and will now face ‘Smokin’ Jo Nattawut in a highly-anticipated rematch at ONE: DREAMS OF GOLD in Bangkok, Thailand.

In a women’s strawweight co-main event, two of the world’s best grapplers put on a show as eight-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Michelle Nicolini of Brazil scored the biggest win of her ONE career, defeating ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee of Singapore by unanimous decision.

Angela Lee VS Michelle Nicolini (ONE Championship photo)

Angela Lee VS Michelle Nicolini (ONE Championship photo)

Nicolini was relentless in her takedowns as she repeatedly grounded Lee and controlled her on the mat. “Unstoppable” had her moments as she put her Brazilian foe in some precarious situations, but in the end, it was Nicolini who was hailed the winner after three grueling rounds.

Malaysian former world title contender Ev “E.T.” Ting sent the Axiata Arena into a frenzy after scoring a fantastic second-round submission win over former Pancrase Welterweight World Champion Daichi Abe of Japan. Ting survived some early trouble after getting rocked in the first round and rallied to take control of the bout.

Jihin Radzuan VS Jomary Torres (ONE Championship photo)

Jihin Radzuan VS Jomary Torres (ONE Championship photo)

Malaysian hero Jihin “Shadow Cat” Radzuan returned to the winner’s circle in spectacular fashion with a first-round submission win over Jomary “The Zamboanginian Fighter” Torres of the Philippines. Radzuan weathered an aggressive opening round from Torres to take the action to the ground and lock in a deep triangle choke. Torres tried to power out of the submission attempt but ultimately tapped out to give Radzuan the comeback win.

Official results for ONE: MASTERS OF DESTINY

  • ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Quarter-final Bout: Giorgio Petrosyan defeats Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Mixed Martial Arts Women’s Strawweight Bout: Michelle Nicolini defeats Angela Lee by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Mixed Martial Arts Lightweight Bout: Ev Ting defeats Daichi Abe by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:44 minutes of round 2
  • Mixed Martial Arts Flyweight Bout: Gurdarshan Mangat defeats Abro Fernandes by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Mixed Martial Arts Women’s Atomweight Bout: Jihin Radzuan defeats Jomary Torres by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:07 minutes of round 1
  • Mixed Martial Arts Bantamweight Bout: Troy Worthen defeats Chen Rui by TKO (Strikes) at 3:29 minutes of round 2
  • ONE Super Series (Kickboxing) Flyweight Bout: Hiroki Akimoto defeats Kenny Tse by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • ONE Super Series (Kickboxing) Women’s Atomweight Bout: Janet Todd defeats Kai Ting Chuang by Majority Decision (MD) after 3 rounds
  • Mixed Martial Arts Lightweight Bout: Dae Sung Park defeats Eto Kimihiro by TKO (Strikes) at 1:59 minutes of round 2
  • Mixed Martial Arts Flyweight bout: Aleksei Toivonen defeats Akihiro Fujisawa by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:27 minutes of round 1
  • ONE Super Series (Muay Thai) Bantamweight Bout: Mohammed Bin Mahmoud defeats Saiful Merican by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Mixed Martial Arts Strawweight Bout: Adrian Mattheis defeats Li Zhe by TKO (Strikes) at 1:51 minutes of round 2
  • Mixed Martial Arts Women’s Atomweight Bout: Bozhena Antoniyar defeats Bi Nguyen by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds
  • ONE Super Series (Muay Thai) Featherweight Bout: Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy defeats George Mann by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds
  • ONE Super Series (Muay Thai) Flyweight Bout: Josh Tonna defeats Yoshihisa Morimoto by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds

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