On Saturday, the leader in Asian MMA returned to action with One FC 6: Rise of Kings. The event kicked off early for any North American viewers with a 7:30 am EST start time, but definitely delivered with quality fights. In the main event, Lightweight submission machine Shinya Aoki picked up a quick win with a triangle choke on Arnaud Lepont. The promotion also crowned it's first two champions at the event. Kotetsu Boku picked up the Lightweight strap just after Soo Chul Kim claimed the Bantamweight title.
Former UFC Lightweight champion Jens Pulver came in with his second fight forOne FC in their Bantamweight Grand Prix. Lil Evil was doing well in his match against Ya Fei Zhao before an errant kick to the groin incapacitated the former champ. The fight was called off when Pulver was unable to recover and he was granted the technical decision. Kevin Belingon and Masakatsu Ueda also advanced in the tournament.
Zombie Prophet made a ton of gifs to highlight the action from the event.
Mitch Chilson def. Ngabdi Mulyadi via TKO, Rnd 2 (1:05)
Very impressive use of the "Smell my butt" armbar defense by Chilson.
Mulyadi showing no reasonable defense here and Yuji Shimada stopped the fight.
Gianni Subba def. Bruce Loh via KO, Rnd 1 (0:33)
A satisfying soccer kick KO for anyone with Pride nostalgia.
Kevin Belingon def. Yussup Saadulaev via TKO, Rnd 1 (3:18)
Big ground and pund from Belingon and Shamada jumps in to save Saadulaev.
Masakatsu Ueda def. Min Jung Song via unanimous decision.
Jens Pulver def. Zhao Ya Fei via technical decision, Rnd 3 (0:00)
Fei's swinging wildly but landing some decent shots on Pulver.
Pulver's not the fighter he used to be, but he still has real power in that left hook.
Jens punishing Fei with knees to the head from side control.
Diamond MMA makes a cup...
Probably not the way Lil Evil wanted to win this fight.
Melvin Manhoef def. Ryo Kawamura via KO, Rnd 1 (4:40)
Kawamura doing...something here
Whatever it is, it looks effective.
Soo Chul Kim def. Leandro Issa via TKO, Rnd 2 (0:15)
He looks unconscious. I think I'll hit him some more.
Interview? No, I'd rather go for a post-fight jog.
Kotetsu Boku def. Zorobabel Moreira via TKO, Rnd 3 (0:31)
Moreira taking a lot of punishment after a big overhand right from Boku.
Moreira putting a beating on Boku against the cage.
Moreira landing powerful kicks on Boku
Boku's right lands again. And again. And a couple more times.
Shinya Aoki def. Arnaud Lepont via technical submission, Rnd 1 (1:25)
Don't go to the ground with Aoki.