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.
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