Some big names might have left Team Lakay this year but the fighters who remain at the Baguio based gym continue to enjoy success. Last night Carlos Alvarez scored his second stoppage win of the year at ONE Friday Fights 25.

Alvarez has been booked to take on Reza Saedi. But in a last minute change he found himself matched with another Iranian, taking on Sadegh Ghasemi in a featherweight fight.

There was some speculation that the likes of Eduard Folayang, Joshua Pacio and Kevin Belingon had left Team Lakay because they wanted to improve their grappling. But the young generation of fighters at the gym are submitting opponents left, right and centre.

Last minute

Alvarez won by ground and pound at ONE Friday Fights 13.  He controlled the action from start to finish here, taking Ghasemi down in the opening round and keeping him there until the bell.

Alvarez actually got tagged at the start of the second but his opponent got wild and ended up slipping over. The Filipino moved from half guard to side control and locked in a d’arce choke with the tap coming at the 1:23 mark.

He improves to 3-0 after winning at Lumpinee Stadium for the second time. Ghasemi drops to 0-1 after a pro debut that appears to have been put together at the vary last minute.


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Best of the rest

The main event also finished in the second round. Nakrob Fairtex finished Phetphuthai OrBorJor Nakhonphanom with an elbow in the second round of their flyweight fight.

Yodlekpet Or Atchariya made it four wins in a row but didn’t have thing all his own way against Jordan Godtfredsen. He beat the Australian by split decision in their catchweight contest.

ONE Friday Fights 25, Bangkok, July 14th
Nakrob Fairtex def. Phetphuthai OrBorJor Nakhonphanom via KO (Elbow) at 1:28 of R2
Avatar PKSaenchaigym def. Ferzan Çiçek via Decision (Split)
Watcharapon Singha Mawynn def. Songchana Tor Brucelee via KO (Punch) at 2:31 of R1
Suriyanlek Por Yenying def. Yodduangjai Sor Jor Montree via KO (Punches) at 0:50 of R1
Kaoklai Chor Hapayak def. Yodanucha ChotBangsaen via TKO (Punches) at 2:40 of R1
Sakolpat ChotBangsaen def. Chatpichit Sor Sor Toipadriew via Decision (Unanimous)
Yodlekpet Or Atchariya def. Jordan Godtfredsen via Decision (Split)
Johan Ghazali def. Samurai Seeopal via Decision (Unanimous)
Aslamjon Ortikov def. Kaotaem Fairtex via Decision (Unanimous)
Kabilan Jelevan def. Sulaiman Looksuan via TKO (Punches) at 2:51 of R1
MMA: Daniel Donchenko def. Gabriel Souza via KO (Punches) at 1:24 of R1
MMA: Carlos Alvarez def. Sadegh Ghasemi via Submission (D’arce choke) at 1:23 of R2