Anatoly Malykhin shocked the MMA world at ONE on Prime Video 5.
Malykhin destroyed Reinder de Ridder to claim the light heavyweight title. The event took place from Manila, Philippines and aired live on Amazon Prime Video.
Malykhin, the interim heavyweight champion, made his speed and power known early, as he punished De Ridder with thunderous right hooks and crushing body shots. “The Dutch Knight” tried his best to close the distance so he could utilize his signature body lock, but the Russian’s takedown defense was on point.
Malykhin’s wrestling prevented De Ridder from taking the action to the mat, as the light heavyweight king was forced to trade strikes.
In the final moments of the round, Malykhin hurt De Ridder along the Circle Wall and completed the finish with less than 30 seconds remaining. The performance not only crowned Malykhin a two-division ONE champion, but it also earned him a hefty $100,000 bonus.
ONE on Prime Video 5 Results
MMA – Light Heavyweight: Anatoly Malykhin def. Reinier de Ridder via Knockout at 4:35 of R1
Submission Grappling – Lightweight: Kade Ruotolo def. Matheus Gabriel via Unanimous Decision
MMA – Welterweight: Roberto Soldic vs. Murad Ramazanov is declared a No Contest (Unintentional Foul)
Muay Thai – Catchweight (130 lbs): Jackie Buntan def. Amber Kitchen via Unanimous Decision
MMA – Lightweight: Lowen Tynanes def. Dae Sung Park via Split Decision
MMA – Lightweight: Edson Marques def. Eduard Folayang via TKO at 2:53 of R2
Submission Grappling – Catchweight (180 lbs): Tye Ruotolo def. Marat Gafurov via Submission (Armbar) at 5:09 minutes
MMA – Heavyweight: Oumar Kane def. Jasur Mirzamukhamedov via Unanimous Decision
MMA – Atomweight: Denice Zamboanga def. Lin Heqin via Split Decision
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