5 issues we discovered from ONE Combat Evening 7

Final yr, when he confronted John Lineker, Fabricio Andrade thought he was doing sufficient to grow to be a world champion. One low blow, and a no contest later and he was left annoyed – and the bantamweight world title vacant. This weekend there have been no questions left unanswered, as a stoppage on Lineker’s stool on the finish of the fourth spherical handed Andrade the title. It was an exhilarating encounter between two males prepared to face and commerce heavy blows. This was the approaching of age for Andrade and the sky’s the restrict for this splendidly gifted Brazilian.

A straightforward first title defence

A fighter’s first title defence can typically be a nervy affair. Going through the added strain of being a champion can play tips on an athlete’s thoughts. Attempt telling that to Tawanchai PK Saenchai. He made the primary defence of his featherweight Muay Thai title in simply 49 seconds. Jamal Yusupov discovered himself unable to proceed after a chopping kick to leg rendered him virtually motionless. It was one other one so as to add to the Tawanchai spotlight reel – and likewise worthy of a $50k efficiency bonus. 

Kelly continues on

Danielle Kelly has made her intentions clear on the subject of ONE – she needs submission grappling gold. In her third battle with the organisation she was made to work for a troublesome determination win over Ayaka Miura – however in the end took one other step on the trail to gold. This battle was not with out its risks, as Miura used all her expertise to make life as tough as attainable for the American. Nonetheless the Philadelphia native prevailed and now has her sights set on and previous foe in Jessa Khan.

Former champ will get an enormous win

Martin Nguyen is assured his place within the historical past books. The previous featherweight and light-weight world champion wants no introduction – however having three defeats in his final 4 heading into the weekend was not a spot he needed to seek out himself in. An important determination win over Leonardo Casotti has him again within the win column – and probably again on the title path one final time. 

A brand new menace on the kickboxing scene

Everyone knows what Saemapetch Fairtex is able to within the Muay Thai enviornment – however this weekend he proved he’s equally nicely versed on the subject of kickboxing too. He took on top-ranked bantamweight Muay Thai contender defeated “Muay Thai Boy” Zhang Chenglong, and fought to a convincing determination win with continued ahead strain, robust putting, and good tactical method. This will have been his first ONE kickboxing win, however already the bantamweight division is on discover.