ONE Championship 69: Visions of Victory Official Results, Recap and Video Highlights

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysi (March 12, 2918)– ONE Championship 69: Visions of Victory took place in Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysi below you will find the full recap, video highlights and official results for the event.

Reece “Lightning” McLaren Strikes To Submit Gianni Subba

There was a lot at stake on Friday, 9 March, when Filipino-Australian grappler Reece “Lightning” McLaren stood face-to-face with Malaysian hero Gianni Subba in the ONE Championship cage.

McLaren was originally supposed to face reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano Moraes in Malaysia, but the Brazilian was forced to withdraw due to injury. McLaren selflessly accepted a short notice bout against Subba, putting his challenger status on the line just to ensure the show still had a headliner.

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In the subsequent flyweight world title eliminator, McLaren shone, as he shocked a packed Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to submit the hometown hero in the main event of ONE: VISIONS OF VICTORY.

Going into the match-up, Subba was perceived to have the edge in the striking department, whereas McLaren, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, owned a grappling advantage. The action, however, was varied, and shifted from striking to grappling for the majority of the contest.

In the first round, “Lightning” immediately tried to close the distance from the get-go, storming out of the gates looking for a takedown. Subba, with his long reach, used his strikes to keep the Aussie from getting on the inside.

As McLaren constantly shifted between the southpaw stance and orthodox, the Malaysian peppered him with a long and rangy left jab. It quickly became evident that the local favorite had to keep McLaren out of range, or else risk being taken to the mat.

After ducking a punch from Subba, however, McLaren was able to drive him to the canvas with a single leg takedown. He then swiftly took full mount, and ended the round with ground and pound.

The Malaysian turned up the pressure in the second frame, using his kicks to sweep McLaren’s legs from underneath him. At this time, “Lightning” chose to operate primarily in the southpaw stance, where he was able to move well and circle towards Subba’s weaker side.

McLaren’s game plan was evident, as he constantly sought the takedown. Subba was scouting them quite nicely, however, and defended comfortably while continuing to fire away with his left jab.

Although the Malaysian employed a sound striking strategy, the momentum started to shift towards McLaren, who connected on a left straight that shook Subba. McLaren proved relentless in looking for the takedown, and in an instant, he was able to secure a double leg, bringing Subba to the canvas once more.

Within mere seconds, McLaren moved into full mount, masterfully trapped the Malaysian’s left arm across his shoulder, and stepped over to complete an arm-triangle choke in flash. The hold was deep, and Subba had no choice but to tap.

“Lightning” improves his record to 11-5, and becomes the first man to finish Subba inside the cage. He also secured a future title shot against either ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano Moraes or ONE Interim Flyweight World Champion Geje Eustaquio.

Agilan Thani Dismantles Amitesh Chaubey On The Ground

Agilan “Alligator” Thani is once again knocking on the door for a shot at the ONE Welterweight World Championship.

On Friday, March 9, Thani entertained his hometown crowd in the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with a dominant ground display to tap out promotional newcomer Amitesh Chaubey at ONE: VISIONS OF VICTORY.

With the crowd in Malaysia coming unglued at the start of the match, Chaubey, an SFL Welterweight Champion, earned the crowd’s ire when he began taunting the home favorite by sticking his chin out and daring Thani to hit him.

“Alligator” refused to play into the Indian’s games, however. Instead, he bided his time until finding the perfect opening to grab a kick from his opponent, and slam him to the ground with authority.

Thani quickly followed up the takedown with a barrage of punches, hammer fists, and elbows in an attempt to get the finish. Chaubey managed to survive, but that was about all he could muster before the bell sounded.

Despite taking a load of punishment at the end of the opening frame, Chaubey went back to the same strategy to start the second. Thani would make him pay for that. The Malaysian once again scooped up the Indian before sending him crashing him back to the ground. This time, the bell would not save him.

“Alligator” effortlessly advanced his position on the mat until he was in side control. From there, he latched onto Chaubey’s arm and began cranking on an Americana. As the torque on Chaubey’s arm became too much to bear, he had no choice but to tap out. The referee quickly swooped in to stop the contest at 1:04 of the second round.

Following the win, Thani said he would gladly accept a world title shot, but if he was not yet ready, then he would take on every challenger in the division until he is back on top. With the victory, the 22-year-old moves his record to 9-1.

Christian Lee Sets New Record At ONE: VISIONS OF VICTORY

Teenage sensation Christian “The Warrior” Lee displayed steely composure in his match with Japan’s Kazunori Yokota, and that proved to be fruitful.

The 19-year-old Singaporean submitted Yokota in the second round of their featherweight tilt at ONE: VISIONS OF VICTORY, which emanated from the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Lee secured the win with a move he calls the “Terminator Guillotine,” and in the process, set a new record for most stoppage victories in ONE Championship history at nine.

“The Warrior was light on his feet to start the contest, bouncing in and out of range. He landed a number of low kicks, which kept Yokota, a two-division DEEP Champion, at bay for the majority of the first round. The Singaporean flew in with flurries of punches and went for takedowns, but nothing came of it.

Lee showed improved patience in this contest, as he picked his shots. Yokota landed some significant strikes, but the teenager was unfazed. At the end of the opening frame, however, Lee got his Japanese rival to the ground, and landed elbows from the mounted position. Despite working for a finish, the bell rang, and that may have saved the veteran.

Yokota pushed the pace to start the second round, but again, Lee showed composure. The Evolve MMA product took the Japanese competitor to the mat, and connected with a number of knees on his turtled opponent.

In the blink of an eye, the teen had what looked like a bout-ending modified guillotine choke locked in. Remarkably, Yokota was able to fend it off, and wound up in top position.

After a brief stop to the action for a doctor’s inspection, the 39-year-old looked to have a second wind. He landed some big punches and a takedown, but was unable to do much damage. Yokota gave up his neck once again when he returned to the feet, but this time, Lee secured his newly-named “Terminator Guillotine” to force a tap.

“The Warrior” stated in his post-victory speech with Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson that he is coming for the ONE World Featherweight World Championship, and that was the only thing on his mind.

Lee moves his record to 9-1, and makes history as the sole holder of the most stoppage victories in ONE Championship.

ONE Championship 69 Results:

Reece McLaren def. Gianni Subba via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 3:12

Agilan Thani def. Amitesh Chaubey via submission (kimura) – Round 2, 1:04

Christian Lee def. Kazunori Yokota via submission (guillotine) – Round 2, 4:34

Danny Kingad def. Sotir Kichukov via unanimous decision

Luis Santos def. Kiamrian Abbasov via unanimous decision

Michelle Nicolini def. Iryna Kyselova via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:27

Ma Jia Wen def. Ahmed Mujtaba via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:38

Muhammad Aiman def. Rin Sarothv via unanimous decision

Jihin Radzuan def. Puja Tomarv via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:23

Khun Sichan def. Riski Umar via split decision

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