Regian Eersel retained his title at ONE Championship 156 with a win over Arian Sadikovic.
The bout served as the main event from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
All in all, the ONE card featured mixed martial arts, Muay Thai, kickboxing and submission grappling during the event.
In the final stanza, it was anybody’s game, but a busier Eersel outworked Sadikovic en route to a hard-earned victory on the scorecards. With his 19th consecutive win overall, Eersel remained unbeaten in ONE Super Series and took home a US$50,000 performance bonus.
In the co-main event, 17-year-old Swedish phenom Smilla Sundell entered the record books against Filipina-American star Jackie Buntan and became the inaugural ONE women’s strawweight Muay Thai champion.
Second-ranked strawweight contender Jarred Brooks continued his meteoric rise through the division with a spectacular submission of No. 1-ranked Bokang Masunyane.
“The Monkey God” immediately met “Little Giant” at the center of the Circle, locked him up in the clinch, and quickly transitioned to take the back. From there, the American rode Masunyane’s back with a body triangle in place and then secured a deep rear-naked choke to squeeze the consciousness out of the South African.
The dominant win secured Brooks the next shot at ONE strawweight champion Joshua Pacio.
MAIN CARDKickboxing – Lightweight: Regian Eersel def. Arian Sadikovic via unanimous decision Muay Thai – Strawweight: Smilla Sundell def. Jackie Buntan via unanimous decision MMA – Catchweight (128 LBS): Jarred Brooks def. Bokang Masunyane via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:39 of R1 Muay Thai – Bantamweight: Liam Harrison def. Muangthai PK.Saenchai via TKO at 2:19 of R1 MMA – Bantamweight: Song Min Jong def. Chen Rui via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:26 of R2 MMA – Strawweight: Danial Williams def. Namiki Kawahara via unanimous decision
LEAD CARDMMA – Strawweight: Gustavo Balart def. Yosuke Saruta via unanimous decision Kickboxing – Light Heavyweight: Andrei Stoica def. Giannis Stoforidis via majority decision Muay Thai – Atomweight: Anissa Meksen def. Marie Ruumet via unanimous decision MMA – Flyweight: Windson Ramos def. Woo Sung Hoon via unanimous decision MMA – Strawweight: Dayane Cardoso def. Ayaka Miura via TKO at 0:56 of R2 MMA – Lightweight: Abraao Amorim def. Dae Sung Park via TKO at 1:20 of R2 MMA – Welterweight: Jin Tae Ho def. Agilan Thani via submission (kimura) at 2:23 of R1 Submission Grappling – Catchweight (143 LBS): Mikey Musumeci def. Masakazu Imanari via rear-naked choke at 4:09 MMA – Featherweight: Keanu Subba def. James Yang via unanimous decision