Middleweight world champion Reinier de Ridder kept his clean sheet intact at ONE: Full Circle.
De Ridder, who is also the ONE light heavyweight champion, used his ground game to quickly overwhelm welterweight champion Kiamrian Abbasov in the first round and then nearly finish him in the second round with an arm-triangle choke.
Abbasov valiantly kept trying to find an opening but was kept on the defensive for most of the contest. The third round saw de Ridder get the submission with the head-and-arm choke at 57 seconds.
With the win, “The Dutch Knight” improves to being undefeated in 15 contests as a professional. Abbasov had a five-fight win streak snapped with the defeat and dropped to 23-5-0.
In the co-main event, Roman Kryklia emerged with an impressive first-round knockout of Murat Aygun to defend his ONE light heavyweight kickboxing title.
Kryklia used a counterstrike right hand to drop the pressing challenger at 2:32. Aygun took a mandatory eight-count, but could withstand the onslaught of Krykil afterwards.
De Ridder and Kryklia earned a $50,000 USD performance bonus.
In other bouts:
Main Card Results
MMA – Middleweight: Reinier de Ridder def. Kiamrian Abbasov via submission (head-and-arm choke) R3 0:57
Kickboxing – Light Heavyweight: Roman Kryklia def. Murat Aygun via KO R1 2:32 MMA –
Catchweight (95.0 KG): Vitaly Bigdash def. Aung La N Sang via UD
Kickboxing – Featherweight: Tayfun Ozcan def. Enriko Kehl via UD
Kickboxing – Heavyweight: Guto Inocente def. Bruno Susano via TKO R2 2:22
MMA – Bantamweight: Fabricio Andrade def. Jeremy Pacatiw via KO R1 1:37
Lead Card Results
MMA – Catchweight (87.30 KG): Zebaztian Kadestam def. Valmir da Silva via KO R1 1:26
Muay Thai – Bantamweight: Vladimir Kuzmin def. Chris Shaw via UD
Muay Thai – Catchweight (58.0 KG): Smilla Sundell def. Diandra Martin via TKO R3 1:35
MMA – Middleweight: Daniyal Zainalov def. Yuri Simoes via SD
Kickboxing – Flyweight: Daniel Puertas def. Jiduo Yibu via SD
MMA – Lightweight: Drex Zamboanga def. Rahul Raju via KO at R1 1:05