Xie Wei scores another stoppage win at ONE Hero Series 9
Xie Wei scored the fourth stoppage win of his ONE Super Series career in Beijing this afternoon. The Chinese flyweight stopped compatriot Jinbo Hou.
Hou made a strong start to the fight at ONE Hero Series 9. A spinning back kick attempt narrowly missed and he followed it up with an inside leg trip only for Wei to reverse and finish in top position.
Xie was throwing straight punches an low kicks while Houe looked to land haymakers but the former connected with a spinning back elbow. He tried to capitalize with a takedown attempt but ended up on the bottom for the second time.
From top position Xie took his opponent’s back, sank his hooks in and flattened him out. From there he transitioned to side control and landed some punches and elbows.
Eventually Hou got to his feet but he ate a hard knee to the body in the process. From there he looked to land some wild punches and spinning strikes in the stand up exchanges.
After losing his mouthguard a frustrated Hou threw himself forwards, looking to land a right hand. He fell face first on the canvass, but it was impossible to tell whether it was due to his own momentum or a counter from Xie.
Hou appeared to be badly hurt which suggested, it was possible the latter. Xie immediately rained down a barrage of ground and pound leaving the referee no option but to call off the contest.
With the win Xie improves to 4-2 while his opponent drops to 3-4. Having won four fights out of four for the spin off series a ONE Championship contract surely awaits.