Brisbane based Adrian Pang all but secured himself a One Championship title shot after dispatching of Malaysian fighter Peter Davis on Friday night at One Championship: Tigers of Asia.
The event took place at Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday night and was broadcast live on OnePPV.com.
Training out of Integrated MMA under the guidance of Dan Higgins & Steve Compton, 38-year-old Adrian Pang wasted no time in taking centre of the cage. There he countered an early jab from Davis as the Malaysian looked to pepper Pang’s thighs with leg-kicks. Pang pounced and rocked Davis with a right before a flurry of punches dropped his opponent. Pang followed up with big lefts that left Davis out cold on the canvas.
The official time was 48-seconds into the fight as Pang moved to 2-0 inside the promotion and to the front line for a potential title shot against current champion Shinya Aoki.
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Also on the card, New Zealand fighter Ev Ting wasted little time in submitting Honorio Banario. The Auckland based Malaysian fighter locked up the arm-in guillotine to secure the tap only 56-seconds into his contest.
In the headlining fight on the card, Kazakhstani fighter Igor Svirid dominated the early minutes of his middleweight title defense against challenger Vitaly Bigdash. Bigdash was dropped a number of times was able to recover and turned the tide by dropping Svirid with a knee late in the round before locking up the rear-naked choke. The buzzer for the end of the round saved Svirid.
Bigdash continued where he left off, dropping his opponent and this time finishing the contest with hammer-fists on the ground. The official time was 36-seconds into the second round as Bigdash takes home the One Championship middleweight crown.
Started Martial Arts training after watching Mr Miyagi and Daniel-son in Karate Kid back in 1987. By the time MMA arrived many years later, I was hooked. Coverage of local MMA was via scarce posts on forums like the Underground and Sherdog. I embarked on covering the sport in 2002 and since then have written thousands of articles for both print and online media, before branching out and starting Fight News Australia in 2010. Outside the site, I dream of riding in an F1 car.