|Mei Yamaguchi connects on a right hook against Jomary Torres in an exchange. One Championship|
By Dugout Philippines
KUALA LUMPUR--Muay Thai legend Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex put together a highlight-reel performance in the main event of One: Destiny of Champions, dominating opponent Luis Regis of Australia to win by first-round knockout at the Axiata Arena on Friday night.
Yodsanklai came out of the gates aggressively, pressuring Regis against the cage fence.
A one-two combination hurt Regis, followed by three unanswered uppercuts on the inside that dropped the Australian.
Regis was out before he hit the canvas and Yodsanklai was awarded the scintillating knockout.
In the co-main event of the evening, Kiamrian Abbasov of Kyrgyzstan made quick work of hometown favorite Agilan “Alligator” Thani of Malaysia, finishing his opponent midway through the very first round.
At the sound of the opening bell, Abbasov immediately went for a body lock on Thani, taking matters to the ground.
Every time Thani would try to get back up to his feet, Abbasov chained his takedowns together to bring it back to the mat.
Capitalizing on an opening, Abbasov took Thani’s back and latched onto a rear naked choke to end the night early.
Meanwhile, former One world title challenger Mei “V.V.” Yamaguchi of Japan turned in a solid all-around performance, beating Jomary “The Zamboanginian Fighter” Torres of the Philippines via unanimous decision.
In every aspect of the match, Yamaguchi was a step ahead of her Filipina opponent. Yamaguchi picked Torres apart in the stand-up, and easily outmaneuvered her foe on the mat.
After three rounds of action, Yamaguchi did more than enough to earn the win on all three judges’ scorecards.