Three fighters were handed performance bonuses out during ONE: ‘Only the Brave’ yesterday. Rade Opacic, Zhang Lipeng and Chingiz Allazov will all receive $50,000 USD for their respective wins
Opacic continued his impressive winning streak in the heavyweight kickboxing division. He stopped Francesko Xhaja in the second round of a very one sided fight.
Lipeng needed just 31 seconds to finish Ruslan Emilbek Uulu, staggering him with a left hand in the first exchange on the fight. A follow up right finished the job for the Chinese fighter who looks a genuine title contender in the lightweight division.
Allazov needed less than a round to finish replacement opponent Jo Nattawut. He knocked the Thai fighter down twice and booked his place in the featherweight Grand Prix final with a performance of pure aggression.
ONE Championship introduced $50,000 USD performance bonuses at the start of the year. Two events have taken place in January and six different fighters have been awarded the cash prize by Chatri Sityodtong.