ONE Championship placed on an unimaginable present on Friday evening, September 24, with its blockbuster ONE: Revolution occasion on the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
500 followers in attendance witnessed the stacked 11-fight card. The motion provided thrilling finishes and shut contests from high to backside, together with an unimaginable battle between Okay Rae Yoon and Christian Lee.
The primary occasion culminated in a razor-thin and controversial outcome. Okay Rae Yoon claimed a hotly-disputed unanimous choice victory over Singaporean-American celebrity and longtime champion Christian Lee. In doing so, the South Korean captured the ONE light-weight world title.
Most media members imagine Christian Lee did sufficient to retain his world title. Nevertheless, the combat was certainly tremendous shut and will have gone both means. It’s definitely one which can be talked about for some time.
After the combat, Christian Lee known as the choice “bullsh*t” and demanded a overview into the judging.
“Pay attention, I’ve a variety of respect for Okay Rae Yoon. He’s a warrior. He’s a really robust fighter. However I received that combat. I’ve absolute respect for Okay Rae Yoon. However let’s carry it to the board. I need an prompt rematch,” an emotional and fired up Christian Lee stated in his post-fight interview with Mitch Chilson.
“That was bullsh*t. I received that combat. I do know my abilities, I imagine in my abilities. I feel it deserves an prompt rematch. Let’s carry it to the board. Make the choice or overturn it. Do no matter it takes to get a rematch.”
ONE Championship makes use of the International MMA Rule Set, which scores fights as an entire. It doesn’t use the 10-point should system like different MMA organizations such because the UFC. Fights are judged of their entirety and fighters rating factors for near-finishes, injury collected, cage management and extra.
Christian Lee believes he dominated in all points of the scoring standards.
“If you take a look at every spherical, I got here the closest to getting the end. I dropped him within the final spherical. I outstruck him. I took him down. I managed him on the bottom. And I got here the closest to getting the end.
“So each single one of many ONE Championship scorecard standards, I received. I’m the champion, and I’ll stand behind my phrase. This isn’t proper, and I wish to carry it to the board.”
Christian Lee and Victoria Lee share card; Buchecha makes professional MMA debut
Aside from the implausible important occasion providing, ONE additionally had two different world title bouts on faucet.
Within the co-main occasion, Capitan Petchyindee Academy overcame a spirited effort from Mehdi Zatout to win by unanimous choice. In doing so, he retained his ONE bantamweight kickboxing world title.
Within the third world title bout of the night, reigning ONE strawweight world champion Joshua Pacio retained his title by defeating Yosuke Saruta by way of a first-round TKO.
Additionally on the cardboard, Christian Lee’s youthful sister Victoria Lee scored her third victory of the yr. Along with her win, she improved to 3-0 in her budding MMA profession.
The 17-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion and legend Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida made a triumphant professional MMA debut on the occasion. He received by first-round submission towards Anderson ‘Braddock’ Silva.
Official Outcomes for ONE: REVOLUTION
MMA – Light-weight: Okay Rae Yoon def. Christian Lee by way of Unanimous Resolution
Kickboxing – Bantamweight: Capitan Petchyindee Academy def. Mehdi Zatout by way of Unanimous Resolution
MMA – Strawweight: Joshua Pacio def. Yosuke Saruta by way of TKO at 3:38 of Spherical 1
MMA – Featherweight: Kim Jae Woong def. Martin Nguyen by way of KO at 3:15 of Spherical 1
MMA – Heavyweight: Anatoly Malykhin def. Amir Aliakbari by way of KO at 2:57 of Spherical 1
MMA – Atomweight: Victoria Lee def. Victoria Souza by way of TKO at 3:58 of Spherical 2
MMA – Strawweight: Lito Adiwang def. Hexigetu by way of Unanimous Resolution
Muay Thai – Flyweight: Taiki Naito def. Petchdam Petchyindee Academy by way of Cut up Resolution
MMA – Heavyweight: Marcus Almeida def. Anderson Silva by way of Submission (North-south Choke) at 2:55 of Spherical 1
Kickboxing – Bantamweight: Petchtanong Petchfergus def. Zhang Chenglong by way of Unanimous Resolution
MMA – Featherweight: James Yang def. Roel Rosauro by way of TKO at 2:00 of Spherical 2