ONE Championship 78 took place on Friday July 27, 2018 at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines. The entire event streamed live on the ONE Championship app. Below you will find the complete and official results.
In the main event, the 30-year-old striker Kevin Belingon defeated two-division ONE World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen via unanimous decision in an exciting five-round main event. With this win he became the ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion. In the co-main event, the 35-year-old Japanese Shinya Aoki went against Thai mixed martial arts pioneer Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai and secured a TKO victory.
Also on the card, after an eight-year hiatus from the sport, Renzo Gracie made his highly-anticipated return. The 51-year-old Brazilian faced three-division King Of Pancrase Yuki Kondo in a “Legend versus Legend” welterweight showdown. Renzo defeated Kondo via submission rear-naked choke in Round 2 at the 1:10 mark.
ONE Championship 78 results:
Kevin Belingon def. Martin Nguyen via unanimous decision to win the interim bantamweight title
Shinya Aoki def. Shannon Wiratchai via TKO (strikes) in Round 1, 2:16
Renzo Gracie def. Yuki Kondo via submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 2, 1:10
Eduard Folayang def. Aziz Pahrudinov via unanimous decision
Garry Tonon def. Rahul Raju via submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 3, 3:27
Joshua Pacio def. Pongsiri Mitsatit via submission (armlock) in Round 1, 3:37
Rene Catalan def. Stefer Rahardian via unanimous decision
Xie Bin def. Sor Sey via submission (D’arce choke) in Round 1, 1:55