Ji Won Kang (ONE Championship)

ONE Championship ‘Fists of Fury II’ Results: Kang Stuns Aliakbari with First-Round Knockout

Rob Tatum Assistant Editor

On Friday, March 5, ONE Championship again touched down in its home base of the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore for ONE Championship: Fists of Fury II.

The headliner featured two recent additions to the ONE heavyweight stable. Iran’s Amir Aliakbari almost landed in the UFC, but a combination of factors led him to ONE instead. The Greco-Roman wrestler is a formidable presence in the division, but he faced his biggest test when he collided with South Korea’s Kang Ji Won. Kang had already dispatched four opponents with his powerful fists, and he looked to make it five at Aliakbari’s expense.

The co-main event also shined the spotlight on the big men. Undefeated Russian Anatoly Malykhin has busted through the likes of Baga Agaev, Jake Heun and Alexei Kudin en route to a ONE contract. His promotional debut came against Alexandre Machado, who had been inactive for more than two years. The Brazilian appeared on the third season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, but found little success. Machado is a former ONE title challenger.


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The event streamed on the ONE app and ONE’s YouTube channel at 7:30 a.m. ET. American fight fans could find the broadcast on B/R Live.

FULL RESULTS
Ji Won Kang def. Amir Aliakbari by knockout (punch). Round 1, 1:54
Anatoly Malykhin def. Alexandre Machado by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:28
Kai Tang def. Ryogo Takahashi by knockout (punches). Round 1, 1:59
Yoshiki Nakahara def. Ruslan Emilbek Uulu by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:30
Muay Thai: Han Zi Hao def. Adam Noi by unanimous decision
Mark Abelardo def. Emilio Urrutia by knockout (strikes). Round 2, 3:20