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.
- Irina Mazepa def Ann Osman via KO (Punches), Rd 1, 3:05
- Ev Ting def Honorio Banario via Submission (Guillotine Choke), Rd 1, 0:56
- Adrian Pang def Peter Davis via TKO (Punches), Rd 1, 0:48
- Vitaly Bigdash def Igor Svirid via TKO (Punches), Rd 2, 0:36 – One Championship middleweight title
- Eric Kelly def Hiroshige Tanaka via Decision (Unanimous)
- Riku Shibuya def Eugene Toquero via Decision (Unanimous)
- Dae Hwan Kim def Teng Li Ge via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 2, 4:08
- Gianni Subba def Almiro Barros via Decision (Unanimous)
- Keanu Subba def Florian Garel via TKO (Strikes), Rd 1, 4:51,
- Saiful Merican def Melvin Yeoh via TKO (Strikes), Rd 2, 1:10
- Agilan Thani def Hisham Hiba via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 1, 3:05