ONE Championship returned on Friday with two title fights on the line. Shinya Aoki retained his lightweight championship with a unanimous decision victory over Koji Ando. Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke defeated Roy Doliguez to become the promotion’s inaugural straw-weight champion.
Aoki used his grappling skills to neutralize any offense from Ando. Once on the ground Aoki was able to unleash a series of elbows and punches that busted open Aoki’s face. The pattern of grappling and elbows would lead Aoki to his eighth straight win.
The straw-weight championship bout began like a normal fight but ended in a confusing manner. The first three rounds saw Sor Amnuaysirichoke use his muay thai and takedown defense to dominate the fight but things started to get strange in the fourth round.
Sor Amnuaysirichoke poked Doliquez in the eye and then shortly after that he kicked him in the cup. After the two fouls, Doliquez took a shot to the head and after being rocked ask the referee for a timeout and the referee oddly granted it. The unnecessary timeout cause an uproar and lead to confusion cage-side. There was so much confusion that the fight was stopped after four rounds. The judges presented their scorecards and all of them had Sor Amnuaysirichoke winning the bout unanimously.
ONE Championship 27 Results:
Lightweight Championship Bout:
Champ Shinya Aoki def. Koji Ando via unanimous decision
Strawweight Championship Bout:
Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke def. Roy Doliguez via unanimous decision
Marat Gafurov def. Ev Ting via submission in Round 1 (4:30)
Lowen Tynanes def. Kuat Khamitov via unanimous decision
Ariel Sexton def. Eddie Ng via submission in Round 2 (1:10)
Shannon Wiratchai def. Amir Khan via split decision
Angela Lee def. Aya Saeid Saber via submission in Round 1 (1:43)
A La Teng Hei Li def. Stephen Langdown via TKO in Round 2 (0:51)
Benedict Ang def. Waqar Umar via unanimous decision
Jianbing Yang def. Ali Yaakub via submission in Round 2 (0:49)