With a quick KO Aung La Nsang became the second One Championship two-division champion adding the heavyweight belt to his middleweight one. One Championship “Quest for Gold” took place February 23rd at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar with an iPPV through the promotion’s website.
Aung La Nsang took the middle of the circular cage as he and Alexander Machado felt each other out. As Machado circled to his left Nsang fired off a right head kick that knocked Machado down causing the ref to step in as Nsang closed for punches on the ground of his already KO’d opponent. Nsang’s claiming of his second title for One Championship improived his record to 22-10 with a three-fight win streak, his only loss in eight fights being to Vitaly Bigdash who he defeated in a rematch for the middleweight belt in January 2017. Machado fell to 8-3, 1-2 in One Championship.
Nsang isn’t the only two-division champion for One Championship. Martin Nguyen still holds the belts at lightweight and featherweight although he has yet to defend either title.
In the co-main event former lightweight challenger Ev Ting moved further into the spotlight with a split decision over TUF vet Ariel Sexton. With the win Ting improved to 15-4 with his only loss in seven fights or more than two years being to then-champion Eduard Folayang last April while Folayang went on to lose the belt to Nguyen mentioned above. Sexton’s first loss in four One appearances left his record 11-4.
Up next for One is “Visions of Victory” on March 9th. The main event for that show will be Agilan Thangalapani vs. Amitesh Chaubey while the co-main slot is filled by Christian Lee vs. Kazunori Yokota.
- Bozhena Antoniyar def. Shwe Sin 0:24 R1 by TKO
- Priscilla Hertati Lumban Goal def. Krisna Limbaga 4:05 R1 by armbar
- Li Kai Wen def. Roel Rosauro 0:43 R1 by guillotine choke
- Ye Thway Ne def. Saw Min Min by split decision
- Daichi Takenaka def. Dae Hwan Kim by disqualification
- Timofey Nastyukhin def. Amir Khan by unanimous decision
- Phoe Thaw def. Sor Sey 1:53 R1 by TKO
- Ev Ting def. Ariel Sexton by split decision
- HW title: Aung La Nsang def. Alexandre Machado 0:56 R1 by KO