Chingiz Allazov is the new ONE Championship featherweight kickboxing champion. He stopped Superbon Banchamek in the second round to silence the fans in Bangkok.
It has been quite the run for Superbon. He has arguably established himself as the best kickboxer in the world by beating Giorgio Petrosyan, Marat Grigorian and Sittichai Sitsongpeenong.
But that run came to an abrupt and brutal end at ONE Fight Night 6 this morning. There were signs in the opening round that Allazov might cause Superbon some problems with his speed and movement but Thai fighters tend to start slow.
There was nothing slow about the way Allazov started the second round. After being warned for catching a kick he caught Superbon clean with a straight right hand to the chin and the Thai fighter beat the count but was clearly on wobbly legs.
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Immediate and inevitable
The second knockdown was immediate and inevitable and came seconds later with the right hand once again doing the damage. Superbon bounced back up to beat the count but found himself trapped against the cage where another right knocked him out.
Under ONE Championship’s rules three knockdowns in a round mean the fight is over. But there was absolutely no way Sueprbon was getting back on his feet this time, he was clearly unconscious.
The finish came at the 1:03 mark. Allazov won the featherweight kickboxing Grand Prix last year and is at the very pinnacle of the sport after this result and performance.
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Aung La Nsang is enjoying something of a renaissance. The 37 year old made it back to back wins with an emphatic first round stoppage victory over Gilberto Galvao at ONE Fight Night 6.
Having dropped the Brazilian with an uppercut in the early exchanges he found himself in top position barely a minute into the round. From there La Nsang went to work, blitzing Galvao with ground and pound.
Galvao was in defensive mode and absorbing La Nsang’s punches on his gloves without attempting to escape or fire back. The referee decided he had seen enough and stepped in to stop the fight at the 1:29 mark.
With the win La Nsang improves to 29-13-0-1 and has his career back on track after a run of three losses in four fights that cosh him both his titles. Galvao drops to 30-8-1 and hasn’t won a fight since 2018.
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Earlier in the evening Garry Tonon (7-1) made quick work of Johnny Nunez (7-3). The latter had former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate in his corner but could not escape from a standing kimura.
Tonon used the submission to take him down when they were clinching against the cage. Once he had Nunez on his back the American increased the torque with the tap coming at the 1:53 mark.