ONE Championship 58 highlights: Watch Brazilians Bibiano Fernandes, Adriano Moraes cruise to title wins in Asia

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It was smooth sailing this past Saturday for a pair of Brazilian standouts fighting for ONE Championship in Asia.

Champion Bibiano Fernandes (21-3), who’s No. 6 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA bantamweight rankings, took less than two minutes to tap out challenger Andrew Leone (8-3) in the ONE Championship 58 main event.

In the co-main event, interim champ Adriano Moraes (16-2) unified the promotion’s flyweight title with a unanimous-decision victory over champion Kairat Akhmetov (20-1), who had been inactive since a November 2015 split-decision title win over Moraes. Not only did Moraes avenge that loss, he handed Akhmetov his first career setback.

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

Also on the main card, lightweight Shannon Wiratchai (8-1) took out Rajinder Singh Meena (8-7) in just 29 seconds after landing a perfect knee to the head. And Hayato Suzuki (17-0-2) finished Joshua Pacio (9-2) with a rear-naked choke in the first round of their strawweight fight.

Check out the highlights from those four fights above, courtesy of Michael “The Voice” Schiavello and an always for some reason angry-sounding Mitch Chilson.

Full ONE Championship 58 results include:

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

  • Champ Bibiano Fernandes def. Andrew Leone via submission (rear-naked choke– Round 1, 1:47 – to defend bantamweight title
  • Adriano Moraes def. Kairat Akhmetov via unanimous decision – to unify flyweight title
  • Timofey Nastyukhin def. Koji Ando via unanimous decision
  • 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)

  • Jomary Torres def. Rika Ishige via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:58
  • Leandro Issa def. Toni Tauru via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:36
  • Magomed Idrisov def. Herbert Burns via unanimous decision
  • Marcin Prachnio def. Gilberto Galvao via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:23
  • Leandro Ataides def. Michal Pasternak via unanimous decision

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

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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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