ONE Championship took place at Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, Chinaas on Saturday July 7, 2018. The event hosted “ONE Championship 76: Battle for the Heavens” which featured Muay Thai fights, kickboxing and MMA inside a ring. You can watch the video highlights of the event above.
In the MMA main event, flyweight Reece McLaren defeated Tatsumitsu Wada via split-decision. This was a back and forth fight, he improves his record to 12-5 and is looking to secure a bout with undisputed ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio in the near future. In the co-main event, Fu Changxin pounded out Rustem Ensebaev for a first-round TKO. He improves his record to 8-1 and put himself as one of the promotion’s next rising stars. Also on the main card we saw Zhao Zhi Kang displayed his remarkable talent in front of his countrymen. The 23-year-old Chinese Sanda Champion showcased his versatile skill set by submitting Ma Xu Dong via guillotine choke.
Two-time Muay Thai World Champion Istela Nunes made a spectacular return as she took on six-time Philippine Wushu Champion Gina “Conviction” Iniong. Both showcased their world-class striking skills throughout all three-rounds. In the end, Nunes was able to pull away with a unanimous decision victory. Shuya “Stealth” Kamikubo made a successful promotional debut at ONE FC. From beginning to end, it was a dominant performance from the Japanese judoka as he defeated “The Terminator” Sunoto via second-round TKO.
Peng Xue Wen used his knockout power to defeat the seasoned boxer. He defeated two-time SEA Games Boxing bronze medalist Eddey “The Clown” Kalai in less than a minute via TKO. With his KO Peng secured the second-fastest knockout in ONE Championship’s strawweight division. Robin “The Ilonggo” Catalan submitted Adrian “Papua Badboy” Mattheis via a stunning heel hook in the second round.
ONE Championship 76 MMA official results:
Reece McLaren def. Tatsumitsu Wada via split decision
Fu Changxin def. Rustem Ensebaev via TKO punches in Round 1, 4:32
Zhao Zhi Kang def. Ma Xu Dong via submission guillotine choke in Round 3, 1:08
Istela Nunes def. Gina Iniong via unanimous decision
Shuya Kamikubo def. Sunoto Peringkat via TKO punches in Round 2, 3:54
Xuewen Peng def. Eddey Kalai via TKO punches in Round 1, 0:57
Robin Catalan def. Adrian Matheis via submission heel hook in Round 2, 2:10
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