Friday’s “ONE Championship 69: Visions of Victory” event featured no knockouts, but it had a bevy of submission finishes.
In the main event, which took place at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Reece McLaren (11-5) solidified himself as the top ONE Championship flyweight contender. “Lightning” put his grappling on display against Gianni Subba (9-3), who was stopped inside the distance for the first time when he succumbed to a second-round arm-triangle choke.
McLaren’s victory, which punched his ticket to a title shot against 125-pound champ Adriano Moraes, capped off a 10-fight card that had six fights end with someone tapping out or left unconscious on the mat.
Other key winners included Christian Lee (9-1), who finished Kazunori Yokota (26-8-3) with a guillotine choke late in the second round of their featherweight encounter, as well as grappling standout Michelle Nicolini (5-1), who despite being 36, continued to blossom in her MMA career with a quick submission of Kiamrian Abbasov (11-3).
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Complete ONE Championship 69 results included:
- Reece McLaren def. Gianni Subba via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 3:12
- Agilan Thani def. Amitesh Chaubey via submission (kimura) – Round 2, 1:04
- Christian Lee def. Kazunori Yokota via submission (guillotine) – Round 2, 4:34
- Danny Kingad def. Sotir Kichukov via unanimous decision
- Luis Santos def. Kiamrian Abbasov via unanimous decision
- Michelle Nicolini def. Iryna Kyselova via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:27
- Ma Jia Wen def. Ahmed Mujtaba via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:38
- Muhammad Aiman def. Rin Sarothv via unanimous decision
- Jihin Radzuan def. Puja Tomarv via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:23
- Khun Sichan def. Riski Umar via split decision
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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