ONE Championship

Alvarez Suffers Yet Another Defeat at ONE

Ok Rae Yoon shocked Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez in three rounds of action

ONE Championship™ (ONE) returned with “ONE on TNT IV,” the final installment in a four-part event series that aired live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The exciting fight card featured five mixed martial arts bouts and a Muay Thai clash.

In the main event, undefeated ONE Middleweight World Champion Reinier “The Dutch Knight” de Ridder defeated the defending champion, Aung La “The Burmese Python” N Sang in five intense rounds of action. The Dutch superstar scored a variety of takedowns to become a two-division ONE World Champion.

In the end, all three judges scored the bout for De Ridder to win by unanimous decision. In the co-main event, Ok Rae Yoon shocked Eddie Alvarez after three grueling rounds of exciting action. Alvarez tried to close the distance with multiple shots that led to clinch situations, but Ok defended well against the Circle Wall. I

n the first round, Ok hurt Alvarez with a punch that sent him crashing to the canvas, where the South Korean nearly found the finish with ground-and-pound. Alvarez survived and was aggressive in the next two frames, but in the end, all three judges scored the bout in favor of Ok to win by unanimous decision.

The opening fight of the main card saw unbeaten heavyweight Kirill Grishenko deal Senegalese sensation “Reug Reug” Oumar Kane the first loss of his professional career. While Kane tried his best to grapple in close quarters, Grishenko picked him apart with strikes. A big right hand to the chin landed as the second round came to an end, and “Reug Reug” could no longer continue.

Filipino-American striker Jackie Buntan powered through a close three-round Muay Thai battle against Ekaterina “Barbie” Vandaryeva to win by majority decision. And karate stylist Colbey Northcutt showed that she is a threat on the ground, finishing Courtney “No Mercy” Martin with an impressive armbar submission.

Official Results for “ONE on TNT IV”
Light Heavyweight (MMA): Reinier de Ridder defeats Aung La N Sang via Unanimous Decision
Lightweight (MMA): Ok Rae Yoon defeats Eddie Alvarez via Unanimous Decision
Heavyweight (MMA): Kirill Grishenko defeats Oumar Kane via Technical Knockout (TKO) at 5:00 of Round 2
Lightweight (MMA): Shinya Aoki defeats Eduard Folayang via Submission (Armbar) at 4:20 of Round 1
Strawweight (Muay Thai): Jackie Buntan defeats Ekaterina Vandaryeva via Majority Decision
Catchweight (MMA): Colbey Northcutt defeats Courtney Martin via Submission (Armbar) at 2:28 of Round 1

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Hari Bhagirath is the former Chief Creative Officer at BRAVE Combat Federation. Currently, he heads Strategic Relations and Financial Communication for a major Fortune 100 organization. He is also the co-founder of Totem Capital, a private wealth management initiative.

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