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ONE Championship 159 video, results: De Ridder defends Middleweight World title

ONE 159 was held on Friday (July 22) at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kaling, Singapore. In which the ONE world champion of two divisions, Reinier de Ridder, once again proved himself unbeatable with a great performance against the former champion Vitaly Bigdash.

On Friday, De Ridder defended his light heavyweight title with a first-round submission of Vitaly Bigdash at ONE Championship 159 in Singapore. "The Dutch Knight" survived an early guillotine scare and then took control of the fight on the floor, latching onto an inverted triangle choke during a position change that put Bigdash to sleep at the 3:29 mark of Round 1. Put in. The victory also marked D'Ridder's seventh ONE mixed martial arts victory and second defense of the ONE Middleweight World Championship. It was also his fourth submission victory at the Home of Martial Arts.

After the win, DeRidder said he now wants to set his sights on a third unification title as he moves up to heavyweight. And instead of wanting to fight the eventual winner between champion Arjan Bhullar and interim champion Anatoly Malykhin, DeRidder said he would rather fight them both on the same night.

In the co-main event, Janet Todd became an interim atom-weight Muay Thai world champion after a unanimous decision victory over WBC Muay Thai world champion Lara Fernandez. The victory makes Todd a two-sport world champion as she already holds the one-atom-weight kickboxing world title. The American striker also extended her winning streak to seven.

Also in the opening round, Sinsamut Klinmee produced one of the best highlights of the night when he brutally knocked Liam Nolan out of the air with a left hook, dropping the Muay Thai fighter in a heap on the mat.

Check out the full results below:

  • Reinier de Ridder def. Vitaly Bigdash via Technical Submission (inverted triangle choke) at 3:29 of Round 1

  • Janet Todd def. Lara Fernandez via unanimous decision

  • Muangthai P.K. Saenchai def. Vladimir Kuzmin via split decision

  • Zhang Peimian def. Aslanbek Zikreev via unanimous decision

  • Jamal Yusupov def. Jo Nattawut via unanimous decision

  • Danial Williams def. Zeland Zhaxi via KO (Punch) at 4:20 of Round 1

  • Sinsamut Klinmee def. Liam Nolan via KO (Punch) at 05 of Round 2

  • Marat Gafurov def. Ariel Sexton via TKO (Punches) at 4:15 of Round 3

  • Valmir da Silva def. Jin Tae Ho via Submission (guillotine choke) at 4:55 of Round 2


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