This time final week Aung La Nsang and Reinier de Ridder had no thought they’d be combating each other. Each males needed to make final minute changes forward of ONE on TNT Half IV and it was the Dutchman who made them higher, scoring a one sided determination win over the sunshine heavyweight champion.
La Nsang had ready for Vitaly Bigdash, a very completely different kind of opponent. However he discovered himself defending non cease takedowns and submission makes an attempt on the Singapore Indoor Stadium and whereas he did a superb job of warding off the latter he struggled to forestall de Ridder finishing the previous.
La Nsang was taken down within the first 5 seconds of the opening spherical and de Ridder took his again and sunk in a physique triangle. Within the first combat between the 2, which had the middleweight strap on the road, the Dutchman sunk in a rear bare choke from an similar place.
La Nsang’s submission defence was on level however he nonetheless spend almost your entire spherical on his again, solely escaping within the dying seconds to land some kicks and punches from standing place to his inclined opponent.
The second stanza adopted an identical sample with de Ridder scoring a right away takedown after which forcing the champion to spend nearly your entire spherical warding off takedown makes an attempt and submissions. The Dutchman was in a position to get the combat to the bottom at first of the third with a single leg too, and it took almost 4 minutes for La Nsang to get again up once more.
The fourth spherical was all de Ridder as he accomplished a single leg after which moved from half guard into mount earlier than taking the again and sinking in a physique triangle. Having been in an adversarial place for nearly your entire combat La Nsang was left with a mountain to climb within the remaining spherical.
He was taken down instantly once more however as de Ridder tried to safe mount La Nsang powered out and reversed. He spent the rest of the spherical in prime place however the Dutchman was lively off his again and ensured the Burmese fighter couldn’t land any vital strikes earlier than the ultimate bell.
It left the judges with a simple determination as all three voted in favour of de Ridder who strikes as much as 14-0, claiming the sunshine heavyweight title within the course of. La Nsang fared higher than within the first combat however has now misplaced each his titles by the hands of the Dutchman and drops to 26-12-1-0-1.
Okay Rae Yoon (15-3) and Eddie Alvarez (30-8-0-2) went to battle within the co-main occasion. The previous UFC and Bellator light-weight champion set out his stall to get the combat to the bottom however was dropped with a brief proper hand halfway by means of the opening spherical.
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The referee was about to name off the competition as Yoon continued to assault from prime place however Alvarez in some way weathered the storm and bought again to his toes. Within the second stanza the American continued to search for the takedown however couldn’t full any of his makes an attempt.
Alvarez confirmed extra aggression within the third spherical, throwing some exhausting left arms that narrowly missed however Yoon buckled his legs with one other proper from shut quarters. The UFC veteran wanted to land one thing massive to show the combat round however the Korean stood his floor to assert a unanimous determination win.
One takedown was all it took for Shinya Aoki (47-9-0-1) to complete Eduard Folayang (22-11) for the second time. He moved into mount, softened the Filipino up with elbows after which completed him with an armbar on the 4:20 mark.
ONE on TNT Half IV, Singapore, April twenty ninth Outcomes:
- Reinier de Ridder def. Aung La N Sang through Resolution (Unanimous)
- Okay Rae Yoon def. Eddie Alvarez through Resolution (Unanimous)
- Kirill Grishenko defeats Oumar “Reug Reug” Kane through TKO
- Shinya Aoki def. Eduard Folayang by submission (armbar) at 4:20 of R1
- Muay Thai: Jackie Buntan def. Ekaterina Vandaryeva through Resolution (Majority)
- Colbey Northcutt def. Courtney Martin through Submission (Armbar) at 2:28 of R1