Hiroki Akimoto (L) (ONE Championship)

ONE Championship ‘Reign of Dynasties II’ Results: Akimoto Edges Out Chenglong

On Friday, Oct. 16, ONE Championship returned to its home base of Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. The event, dubbed ONE Championship: Reign of Dynasties II, was headlined by a showcase of accomplished strikers as Zhang Chenglong and Hiroki Akimoto battled it out in a kickboxing match.

Chenglong wanted to keep his high ranking in the bantamweight division of ONE’s kickboxing side intact in the hopes of earning another title shot. He dropped a close decision to reigning ONE bantamweight kickboxing titlist Alaverdi Ramazanov in December. However, he staked his high rank against a formidable opponent. Akimoto is a karate world champion who was raring to make an impressive showing as he jumps up one weight class to join the bantamweight division.

Kickboxing: Hiroki Akimoto def. Zhang Chenglong by split decision
Muay Thai: Sagetdao Petpayathai vs. Chunyu Zhang by unanimous decision
Tang Kai def. Keanu Subba by unanimous decision
Muay Thai: Wang Wenfeng def. Azwan Che Wil by unanimous decision
Ryuto Sawada def. Miao Li Tao by unanimous decision
Muay Thai: Han Zi Hao def. Mohammed Bin Mahmoud by TKO. Round 3, 0:49