ONE Championship 63 results: Aung La N Sang wins open-weight headliner

ONE Championship middleweight titleholder Aung La N Sang took a major risk by fighting dangerous heavyweight striker Alain Ngalani in an open-weight bout today at ONE Championship 63.

It was clear Ngalani’s (3-4) strength was an X-factor, but it couldn’t prevent hometown hero Sang (21-10) from locking in guillotine choke to win the main event at the 4:51 mark of Round 1.

The event took place at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar, and streamed via online pay-per-view in North America.

The fight had a tentative start, with both fighters standing at a safe distance from each other. Eventually Ngalani crowded his opponent and got in top position. Sang attempted to reverse Ngalani, but the strength difference was a problem. He eventually worked his way back to the feet, only to drop down for an unsuccessful guillotine attempt.

Sang got back up a second time, though, and committed to the guillotine again. He had it tight, and Ngalani was forced to tap out, sending the crowd of Sang supporters into frenzy (via Twitter):

Thaw guts out split decision

The co-main-event featured a blood-and-guts clash between Phoe Thaw (5-0) and Saw Ba Oo (2-2). In the end, Thaw won the competitive featherweight fight by split decision.

All three rounds of the bout were back and forth. Thaw had some advantageous positions on the feet and ground, but was also put in some compromising spots by his opponent.

By the end of the bout both men were utterly exhausted, moving around the cage with hands by their sides. The judges had to decide the winner, and Thaw took the split call.

Complete ONE Championship 63 results included:

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ONE Championship 58 results and highlights

ONE Championship 58 takes place today, and you can join us for live results and event highlights.

“ONE Championship 58: Kings & Conquerors” takes place at Cotai Arena in Macau, and it streamed as an online pay-per-view in North America following prelims on Facebook.

Champion Bibiano Fernandes (20-3), who’s No. 6 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA bantamweight rankings, takes on challenger Andrew Leone (8-2) in the headliner.

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In a rather quick lightweight bout, Shannon Wiratchai (8-1) connected on a stiff knee to the head to earn a 29-second knockout win over Rajinder Singh Meena (8-7), who couldn’t really find his footing after the shot (via Twitter):

In strawweight action, Hayato Suzuki (17-0-2) needed less than a round to drag the fight to the mat and tap out strawweight Joshua Pacio (9-2) with a rear-naked choke (via Twitter):

In a featherweight bout, Kotetsu Boku (26-11-2) survived some early knockdowns to rally strong and stop a fading Eric Kelly (12-4) with third-round punches while on the mat (via Twitter):

In the main-card opener, Chen Lei (3-0) tapped out flyweight Saiful Merican (5-4) with a third-round armbar (via Twitter):

Full ONE Championship 58 results include:

MAIN CARD (Online pay-per-view, 9 a.m. ET)

  • Champ Bibiano Fernandes vs. Andrew Leone – for bantamweight title
  • Kairat Akhmetov vs. Adriano Moraes
  • Koji Ando vs. Timofey Nastyukhin
  • Shannon Wiratchai def. Rajinder Singh Meena via knockout (knee) – Round 1, 0:29
  • Hayato Suzuki def. Joshua Pacio via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:17
  • Kotetsu Boku def. Eric Kelly via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 3:27
  • Chen Lei def. Saiful Merican via submission (armbar) – Round 3, 3:58

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6 a.m. ET)

For more on ONE Championship 58, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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