On Friday, Nov. 7, ONE Fighting Championship hosted its 22nd event, dubbed Battle of Lions, from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

In the night’s main event, the promotion crowned its inaugural middleweight champion as Leandro Ataides squared off with Igor Svirid. The Brazilian Ataides entered the contest carrying a perfect professional record of 8-0. Six of his eight wins have come before the final bell, including back-to-back knockout victories in the ONE FC cage. Kazakhstan’s Svirid, meanwhile, had tasted defeat just once in his career. He rode a nine-fight winning streak that included six finishes. The 28-year-old was making his promotional debut in the title affair.

The co-main event of the evening featured a lightweight clash between Brazil’s Zorobabel Moreira and Japan’s Koji Ando. The former title challenger Moreira returned to action for the first time since his knockout loss to Kotetsu Boku in late 2012. Ando made his promotional debut in July and scored a first-round submission win over Rafael Nunes to run his current winning streak to four.

The 10-fight event kicked off Friday at 6 a.m. ET. It aired via online pay-per-view for $9.99.

FULL RESULTS
Igor Svirid def. Leandro Ataides by knockout (punch). Round 1, 0:17 – for inaugural middleweight title
Koji Ando def. Zorobabel Moreira by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 4:21
Luis Santos def. Bakhtiyar Abbasov by knockout (knee to the body). Round 1, 0:53
Tatsuya Mizuno def. Brayan Rafiq by unanimous decision
Christophe Vandijck def. Dwayne Hinds by submission (strikes). Round 1, 2:40
Major Overall def. Cary Bullos by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 0:29
Martin Nguyen def. Rocky Batolbatol by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 2:10
Amir Khan def. Waqar Umar by knockout. Round 1, 1:25
Jeff Huang def. Zuli Silawanto by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:10
Kirstie Gannaway def. Adek Omar by submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 2:34

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