Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play as the ONE Championship: A New Era kicks off from Tokyo, Japan
Former UFC champions Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson and Eddie Alvarez has been slated to make their respective ONE debuts on this main card. Also on the billing, the four titles will be up for grabs. Eduard Folayang and Shinya Aoki compete for the lightweight belt in their main event rematch. Looking for a two-division champion, ONE atomweight champion Angela Lee challenges Jingnan Xiong for her strawweight belt. Before that, two-division champ Aung La Nsang defends his middleweight crown in a rematch with Ken Hasegawa. Kevin Belingon is set to defend his bantamweight belt in his rubber match with former champ Bibiano Fernandes. Opening up the main card will be a kickboxing rematch between legends Andy Souwer and Yodsanklai Iwe
ONE Championship: A New Era takes place this Sunday, March 31
- Eduard Folayang Jingnan Xiong vs. Shinya Aoki 2: Lightweight Title
- Angela Lee: (W) Straweight Title
- Aung La Nsang vs. Ken Hasegawa: Middleweight Title
The fighters exchange body kicks. Nsang misses with a head kick. They exchange body kicks again. A left-right is blocked by Hasegawa. Nsang presses forward and blocks a high kick. Body kick cracks for Nsang. Hasegawa pumps the jab. They exchange body kicks again. Jab scores for Hasegawa. A set of two-pieces connect for Nsang. Hasegawa continues to fight off his backfoot. A right cross floors Hasegawa !!! Hasegawa pops right back up and clinches up against the cage. Back in open space Nsang misses with a major uppercut. Hasegawa blocks a head kick.
- Kevin Belingon vs. Kevin Belingon Bibiano Fernandes: Bantamweight Title
Fernandes feints with the hands before shooting a single leg. Belingon explodes to the back and unloads and barrage of right hands. Fernandes frees himself and lands a right cross. Leg kicks for Belingon. Spinning back kicks for Belingon. Inside kick kicks for Belingon and Fernandes whiffs and hooks. Fernandes blasts and right hand that rocks Belingon! Fernandes goes in for the kill. A barrage of rights and lefts come flying in and he briefly drops Belingon. Fernandes pours it on but then takes the top position in the half guard. Fernandes takes full mount, then the back. Time runs out
Leaping left hook lands for Belingon. He feints the jab and lands an inside kick kick. Hard leg kicks to the outside thigh of Fernandes. Then an inside kick kick scores. Fernandes returns an outside kick kick. Another spinning back kicks to the belly of Fernandes. Belingon connects with a set of right hands. Another spinning kick grazes Fernandes. Leg kick misses for Fernandes and then an overhand right misses. Both fighters whiff overhand rights. Left hook hit his mark for Fernandes followed by a successful takeover. Fernandes advances to half guard.
Fernandes pumps the jab. Right hand misses for Belingon. Fernandes shoots a single leg and gets it. An illegal elbow to the back of the head lands for Belingon, causing a long pause to the action. Fernandes can not continue and Belingon is disqualified
Bibiano Fernandes def. Demetrious Johnson vs. Kevin Belingon in Round 3
- Yuya Wakamatsu: Flyweight World Grand Prix quarter-final
Right uppercut misses for Wakamatsu. DJ closes the distance and enters the clinch. Short knees score for DJ. They break apart. Head kicks partially lands for DJ. Cross connects followed by a takedown attempt for DJ. Wakamatsu sprawls but DJ remains attached. Wakamatsu stuffs soak up and lands on top. DJ stands up. Head kick just misses for Wakamatsu. Body cross to knee to body scores for DJ. Wakamatsu returns and knee to the body against the cage. Inside kick kick hit the mark for DJ. Right up to left Hook sends DJ retreating momentarily. DJ blasts a double leg and moves to side control. Wakamatsu explodes up to his feet.
DJ throws leg kick and Wakamatsu lands hard cross. Wakamatsu gets aggressive but DJ scores double leg. Wakamatsu stands up but DJ takes the back. DJ attacks the choke and uses it to take full mount. DJ chooses to take side control. Left elbow connects for DJ. A pair of knees to the head score for DJ before he locks in a guillotine. DJ cranks and Wakamatsu taps!
Demetrious Johnson def. Yuya Wakamatsu by submit (Guillotine) at 2:40 of round 2
- by Eddie Alvarez Timofey Nastyukhin: Lightweight World Grand Prix quarter-final
They touch gloves. Head kick blocked by Alvarez. Cross lands for Nastyukhin. Head kick misses but kick kicks for Nastyukhin. Right hand misses for Alvarez. Cross hook misses for Nastyukhin. and again. Cross connects for Alvarez. Straight right knows Alvarez as Alvarez throws a kick. Left head kick misses a right one misses for Nastyukhin. Left hook tags Nastyukhin. Up-kick whiffs for Alvarez. Body cross hits for Alvarez. Left-right-left hook wobbles Alvarez! Nastyukhin flurries. Right-left-right connects again. Alvarez curls up. Another right lands for Nastyukhin and Alvarez drops! A single ground strike lands for Nastyukhin and the referee steps in. WHOA !!!
Timofey Nastyukhin def. Eddy Alvarez by TKO at 4:05 of round 1
- Andy Souwer vs. Yodsanklai Iwe (Kickboxing Bout)
Right hand drops Souwer right away! Souwer meets the count. Inside kick kick from Souwer. Yodsanklai misses with another right hand. One-two to kick off kicks for Souwer. Left hand to right hook connects for Yodsanklai. Souwer feints and jab and lands outside kick kick. Yodsanklai accidentally tears the Souwer in the cup. Body kick of Yodsanklai is blocked. Yodsanklai blitzed with a flurry of alternating hands.
Yodsanklai drops Souwer with a jab but the referee does not step in before Souwer stands back up. Souwer lands inside and outside the kick kick. Yodsanklai drops Souwer again with a left right combo. Souwer makes the count and the fight resumes. Right hand lands for Souwer. Yodsanklai reaffirms with a stiff right hand that floors of Souwer again. Souwer just misses making the count.
Yodsanklai Iwe def. Andy Souwer by KO at: 51 of round 2
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