Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), put on a dazzling display of world-class mixed martial arts action to the delight of a packed crowd at the Koh Pich Theatre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for ONE FC: RISE OF THE KINGDOM. In the main event, Adriano Moraes captured the inaugural ONE FC Flyweight World Championship, defeating Geje Eustaquio by submission in round 2.
In an intense war for the ONE FC Flyweight World Championship, Adriano Moraes defeated Geje Eustaquio by submission in the second round after he pulled a Guillotine Choke. The first round was close as Moraes kept his distance from Eustaquio by circling out of range as the Filipino was controlling the action with his pinpoint strikes. In the second, Moraes pressed Eustaquio up against the cage and went for the Guillotine, pulling Eustaquio down to the mat and securing the hold with a body triangle. Eustaquio tried desperately to escape but the choke was in too deep and the Filipino was forced to tap out.
Caros Fodor overcame a very tough and game Vincent Latoel to win by submission in round 2 via Rear Naked Choke. Fodor ended the first round with an armlock attempt that saw Latoel writhing in pain. Latoel was saved by the bell. Much of the fight was spent grinding in a close wrestling scrap that saw both fighters have their moments but Fodor started to pull away in the second with some solid ground and pound. In the final moments of the second round, Fodor locked in the choke and Latoel had no choice but to tap out.
In the Cambodian Featherweight Grand Prix Final, Chan Rothana and Sam Ang Dun went to war for the brief moment the fight lasted. In the heat of battle, Rothana spun wildly for a spinning wheel kick and landed on Dun’s head. After a halt to the action that saw Dun unable to recover, Dun was awarded the victory by disqualification due to an illegal stomp to the head, winning the Cambodian Featherweight Grand Prix trophy.
In a highly electric battle between two game warriors, Arnaud Lepont viciously stopped Suasday Chau with a barrage of elbows and hammer strikes from top position, winning by TKO in the first round. Fans were on their feet as both fighters traded strikes wildly at the center of the cage. In the middle of the action, the fight was paused momentarily after Lepont went for a head stomp on a downed Chau. Chau was allowed a few minutes to recover, but could not get back into the fight competitively. When action resumed, Lepont immediately swarmed Chau who could not defend himself.
In a very entertaining scrap, evenly matched fighters Radeem Rahman and Sung Ming Yen battled in an intense war of strikes. After a few close exchanges, Rahman ended the first round with a Rear Naked Choke attempt as Sung was saved by the bell. The second round saw a much more focused striking effort on the part of Sung, who repeatedly got the better of the exchanges by staggering Rahman on multiple occasions. In the third round, Sung completely dominated Rahman with well placed combinations and multiple takedowns, earning the nod of the judges as he wins by Unanimous Decision.
Amir Khan and Jian Kai Chee put on an intense striking battle for fans in attendance. The two fighters wasted no time, viciously exchanging strikes at the center of the cage from the beginning of the fight. Khan staggered Chee with a knee to the face and followed up with a barrage of unanswered strikes. Chee was unable to defend himself as the referee stepped in to award Khan the victory in round 1.
In a dominant performance, Meas Meu impressively submitted bigger and taller opponent Chan Heng in the first round, winning by Rear Naked Choke. Meu landed an overhand right moments into the fight and shot for the takedown. He went to work on Heng with a series of elbows that opened up a cut on Heng’s face, turning the canvas into a bloody mess. Meu then transitioned to take Heng’s back and secured the submission.
Sam Ang Dun showcased his speed and tenacity, defeating Chin Heng by vicious knockout in the first round. Dun found himself on his back early on but was able to reverse position and wound up on top. Heng caught Dun’s arm in a deep armbar but Dun was able to yank his right arm out of trouble. Dun then threw two thunderous right hands to the head of his downed opponent. Heng was clearly defenseless and the referee stepped in to stop the fight.
In a battle of fierce Featherweights, Chan Rothana defeated Prak Chansin by TKO in the first round as he landed a series of unanswered strikes from full mount. After staggering Chansin with a head kick, Rothana shot for the takedown and ended up in dominant position where he unleashed a barrage of fists on his defenseless opponent.
In a catchweight bout, Vy Srey Chai and Tharoth Sam kicked things off with a fight on the ground. Tharoth was able to grind her way into full mount moments into the first round, quickly transitioning into a very deep armbar that saw Chai’s arm hyperextended. The referee stopped the fight and awarded Tharoth the submission victory.
Official results for ONE FC: RISE OF THE KINGDOM
ONE FC Flyweight World Championship bout: Adriano Moraes defeats Geje Eustaquio by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:54 minutes of round 2
Lightweight bout: Caros Fodor defeats Vincent Latoel by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:43 minutes of round 2
Cambodian Featherweight Grand Prix Final: Sam Ang Dun defeats Chan Rothana by Disqualification
Lightweight bout: Arnaud Lepont defeats Suasday Chau by TKO (Strikes) at 2:21 minutes of round 1
Bantamweight bout: Sung Ming Yen defeats Radeem Rahman by Unanimous Decision
Featherweight bout: Amir Khan defeats Jian Kai Chee by KO at 2:25 minutes of round 1
Featherweight bout: Meas Meu defeats Chan Heng by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:07 minutes of round 1
Cambodian Featherweight Grand Prix Prelims: Sam Ang Dun defeats Chin Heng by TKO (Strikes) at 2:34 minutes of round 1
Cambodian Featherweight Grand Prix Prelims: Chan Rothana defeats Prak Chansin by TKO (Strikes) at 4:32 minutes of round 1
Catchweight 50KG bout: Tharoth Sam defeats Vy Srey Chai by Submission (Armbar) at 2:36 minutes of round 1