The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), sent shockwaves throughout the state-of-the-art Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with an exciting evening of world-class martial arts action. ONE: DESTINY OF CHAMPIONS featured a series of thrilling contests, punctuated by a compelling headline bout that earned a warm reception from the passionate fans in attendance. In the main event, Muay Thai legend Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex authored a fantastic first-round knockout, making quick work of opponent Luis Regis.
Former ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash ended the year on a triumphant note, toppling Japanese debutant Yuki “Yu-King” Niimura via first-round submission. After a solid exchange of offence for the majority of the first round, Bigdash was able to trap Niimura in a bad position, catching the arm and the head in a reverse triangle. From dominant position, Bigdash compelled Niimura to wave the white flag with a reverse triangle armbar, reinserting his name into the win column with a statement-making victory.