Date: Nov 23, 2015
By: Adrian Hardie / Staff reporter
Marat Gafurov choked out Narantungalag Jadambaa in the fourth round of a fiercely fought contest in Beijing to become the undisputed ONE Championship featherweight champion in the main event in Beijing on Saturday night, while on the undercard, Taiwan’s Jeff “the Machine” Huang avenged a stunning knockout loss to the Philippines’ Trestle Tan in May with a first-round knockout of his own.
In the co-main event, Kazakhstan’s Kairat Akhmetov scored multiple takedowns on his way to seizing the ONE flyweight title from Brazil’s Adriano Moraes by split decision. The fight marked the undefeated Akmetov’s ONE debut after racking up 22 wins as a pro, mostly in local Kazakh promotions.
Tan scored a huge upset over Huang in a PRO FC bout in Taipei in the spring, when he caught the Taiwanese with a lead left hook shortly after the opening bell, followed with another left hook that dropped Huang to the canvas and immediately finished the fight with ground-and-pound only nine seconds into the first round. [FULL STORY]