Carlos Alvarez scored the first win of Team Lakay’s new era. The big names all left recently but the featherweight proved that there is still plenty of fight left in the representatives that remain on Mark Sangiao’s team.

Alvarez needed less than ten second to take the Iranian down at the start of the fight. He moved straight into side control and landed some knees to the head of his opponent.

Alvarez moved into mount as Abasi looked to secure a guillotine. Ablasi eventually worked his way up but ate a few punches in the process and was immediately taken down again.

One way traffic

Abasi was looking to secure a kimura but it was Alvarez who nearly got the submission, locking in an armbar which the Iranian eventually slipped out of. A scramble ensued and it finished with both men back on their feet for the first time since the opening bell.

Alvarez landed some hard punches to the body and head while scoring with low kicks before securing another takedown. The round finished wiyh Alvarez landing punches and elbows from top position.

The second stanza followed a similar pattern with Alvarez scoring an immediate takedown. He moved into mount and attacked with punches and elbows, opening a cut above the Iranian’s eye.

It was one way traffic and with the damage to Ablasi’s eye accumulating the referee decided to call off the contest at the 3:50 mark. With the win Alvarez improves to 2-0 and gets a big weekend for Team Lakay off to a good start while the Iranian drops to 1-2.

Smart strategy

The second fight of the night also featured a Team Lakay fighter but things didn’t go quite as well for Adonis Sevilleno. He was matched against Enkh-Orgil Baatarkhuu who recently won a Road to ONE bantamweight tournament in Mongolia.

The two men traded punches in the opening round. But Baatarkhuu switched strategy and started mixing up his strikes with takedowns, driving forwards and putting Sevilleno on his back.

It proved a smart strategy and was enough to secure the Mongolian a unanimous decision win that takes his record to 8-2. Sevilleno drops to 2-4 after losing for the second time in succession on a ONE Championship card.


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Best of the rest

In the main event Paidang Kiatsongrit beat Batman Or Atchariya by decision in their flyweight fight. The co-main event was a catchweight contest and Noelison Silva prevailed over Surachai Sor Sommai with another decision win.

ONE Friday Fights 13, Bangkok, April 21st
Paidang Kiatsongrit def. Batman Or Atchariya via Decision (Unanimous)
Noelison Silva def. Surachai Sor Sommai via Decision (Unanimous)
Thongpoon PKSaenchaigym def. Petmongkol Soonkelahuaitom via KO (Punch) at 0:20 of R1
Petsaenkom Yaicheyseafood def. Thuanthong Sor Sommai via Decision (Unanimous)
Natalia Diachkova def. Dokmaipa Fairtex via KO (Punches) at 1:41 of R1
Aliff Sor Dechapan def. Rittidet Kiatsongrit via TKO (Spinning elbow) at 0:46 of R2
Rambolek Chor Ajalaboon def. Zhang Chenglong via KO (Punches) at 1:33 of R2
Nico Carrillo def. Furkan Karabağ via TKO (Punches) at 2:30 of R3
Hercules Wor Chakrawut def. Aslanbek Zikreev via Decision (Split)
Dedduanglek Tded99 def. Shakhriyor Jurayev via Decision (Unanimous)
Adonis Sevilleno def. Enkh-Orgil Baatarkhuu via Decision (Unanimous)
Carlos Alvarez def. Reza Abasi via TKO (Punches and elbows) at 3:50 of R2