The hundreds of Filipino fans gathered inside the Mall of Asia Arena were undoubtedly excited as ONE on Prime Video 5 completely lived up to the expectations that it had generated.
Anatoly Malykhin def. Reinier de Ridder
Anatoly Malykhin, the interim heavyweight world champion, made headlines by defeating Reinier de Ridder in the opening round to win the light heavyweight title in Friday's main event. With the addition of the 225-pound world title to his interim heavyweight world championship, Malykhin entered the elite group of two-division world champions.
The Russian super-fighter bludgeoned De Ridder with some of the hardest blows the Dutch fighter had ever taken, personifying strength. Infamous ground-and-pounder "Sladkiy" appeared relentless as he submitted De Ridder at 4:35 into the opening round. The referee had to call a halt to the fight.
Malykhin became a double world champion after the victory, and ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong also gave him a double bonus for $100,000.
Kade Ruotolo def. Matheus Gabriel
Kade Ruotolo defeated Matheus Gabriel by unanimous decision in the co-main event to keep his lightweight submission grappling world title. From the beginning, Ruotolo was unstoppable, striking with a variety of submissions and displaying excellent defensive ability.
In pursuit of his submission tries, the American grappling superstar was unrelenting in his offensive and once more demonstrated an astounding degree of agility. Gabriel, unexpectedly, was able to flee from a tight kneebar after Ruotolo even pulled off a flawless flip. Ruotolo ended up winning for the third time in a row in the promotion, so it was his moment in the end.
Roberto Soldic vs. Murad Ramazanov declared a no-contest
An unintentional groin hit in the first round of the welterweight bout between Murad Ramazanov and Roberto Soldic resulted in an unexpected no-contest.
Ramazanov had Soldic cornered against the fence when he mistakenly struck the Croatian star in the groin with one of his blows. Soldic was incapable of carrying the battle even after using up all of the required stoppage time, and it was finally ruled a no-contest.
Jackie Buntan def. Amber Kitchen
In their 130-pound catchweight Muay Thai match, Jackie Buntan defeated strong competitor Amber Kitchen by majority decision to earn a crucial victory.
The first round was spent by the two competitors getting to know one another. However, in the second, the situation changed dramatically as Kitchen used her length to maintain her distance from Buntan. Buntan closed the distance while being encouraged by the Filipino audience, using her boxing to score some points.
In the third, Buntan stepped up her attack, hammering Kitchen with many combos and pushing the British star to retreat. As soon as Buntan understood Kitchen was in jeopardy, she continued to use her combinations to knock out her opponent one minute into the third round.
Lowen Tyanes def. Dae Sung Park
Lowen Tynanes earned a significant triumph when he defeated South Korean Dae Sung Park in their lightweight match through a split decision.
The Hawaiian superstar made a spectacular comeback to the ring and utilized his grappling to keep Park under control for the whole three-round contest. Tynanes earned his eighth victory in the promotion and his 11th success overall.