On Friday, 25 February, at ONE: FULL CIRCLE, two men entered the Singapore Indoor Stadium as ONE World Champions, and by the night’s end they both left holding the gold they came with.
In the show’s headliner, Reinier “The Dutch Knight” De Ridder defended his ONE Middleweight World Title against Kiamrian “Brazen” Abbasov.
Seconds into the first round, De Ridder dove into a body lock and controlled Abbasov for a majority of the canto. He then got “Brazen” to open up, allowing “The Dutch Knight” to control his arms and climb into the mount position.
The Kyrgyzstani athlete struggled against De Ridder’s exemplary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and judo black belt skills, finding few openings to escape his ground and pound and submission attempts.
In the second round, De Ridder continued his aggressive ground attacks and then guided Abbasov into an arm and head lock. However, “Brazen” tapped one second after the bell rang, forcing him to go one more round with the World Champ.
De Ridder repeated the same move in round three, and this time, Abbasov tapped. The victory earned “The Dutch Knight” a performance bonus of US$50,000.
In the co-main event, Roman Kryklia retained his ONE Light Heavyweight Kickboxing World Title against Murat “The Butcher” Aygun, bringing their long-awaited matchup to a close.
The bout started with “The Butcher” swinging hard punches, but Kryklia navigated his attacks and tied him up in the clinch.
Aygun, however, landed several heavy hooks, but Kryklia stunned and dropped his opponent with a punch to the face.
After regaining his composure, Aygun was no match for Kryklia’s pressure. The reigning World Champion finished his opponent with a barrage of punches just minutes into the first round.
Kryklia’s outstanding performance also earned him the night’s first US$50,000 performance bonus.
Full Results for ONE: FULL CIRCLE Main Card
- Reinier De Ridder defeats Kiamrian Abbasov via submission (head and arm choke) at 0:57 of round three to retain the ONE Middleweight World Title
Roman Kryklia defeats Murat Aygun via knockout at 2:32 of round one to retain the ONE Light Heavyweight Kickboxing World Title
Vitaly Bigdash defeats Aung La N Sang via unanimous decision (mixed martial arts – catchweight of 209 pounds)
Tayfun Ozcan defeats Enriko Kehl via unanimous decision (kickboxing – featherweight)
Guto Inocente defeats Bruno Susano via TKO at 2:22 of round two (kickboxing – heavyweight)
Fabricio Andrade defeats Jeremy Pacatiw via knockout at 1:37 of round one (mixed martial arts – bantamweight)
Full Results for ONE: FULL CIRCLE Lead Card
Zebaztian Kadestam defeats Valmir Da Silva via knockout at 1:26 of round one (mixed martial arts – catchweight of 192 pounds)
Vladimir Kuzmin defeats Chris Shaw via unanimous decision (Muay Thai – bantamweight)
Smilla Sundell defeats Diandra Martin via TKO at 1:35 of round three (Muay Thai – catchweight of 128 pounds)
Daniyal Zainalov defeats Yuri Simoes via split decision (mixed martial arts – middleweight)
Daniel Puertas defeats Jiduo Yibu via split decision (kickboxing – flyweight)
Drex Zamboanga defeats Rahul Raju via knockout at 1:05 of round one (mixed martial arts – lightweight)