Anyone up early enough to catch this morning’s mayhem in Singapore at ONE FC: War of the Lions enjoyed a breakfast of brutality, blood, and brilliant groundwork. The organization further cemented its place as a potential force in the Far East by presenting an entertaining card featuring a handful of familiar names including Masakazu Imanari, Melvin Manhoef, and Tatsuya Kawajiri.
Though Manhoef’s bout with Yoshiyuki Nakanashi was ultimately ruled a No Contest, the clash still satisfied from a primal perspective after a clash of legs resulted in each suffering a gruesome wound. However, the damage didn’t dampen either’s spirits as both competitors looked ready to continue the clash had ringside officials allowed them to.
Kawajiri and Imanari both scored slick submission wins, the former improving his record to 3-0 since dropping down to featherweight. Kawajiri made quick work of apt adversary Donald Sanchez, locking in a Triangle Choke, while Imanari needed half as much time to tap Kevin Belingon using a trademark Heel Hook to do so.
Read below for a complete list of ONE FC 3 results:
Danny van Bergen def. Richie Whitson via Submission Round 1 (Armbar)
Long Yun Jiang def. Yodsanan Sityodtong via Technical Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Kim Hock Quek def. Majee Overall via Technical Submission Round 2 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Nicole Chua def. Jeet Toshia via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Masakazu Imanari def. Kevin Belingon via Submission Round 1 (Reverse Heel Hook)
Eddie Ng def. Jian Kai Chee via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Melvin Manhoef vs. Yoshiyuki Nakanishi – No Contest
Fabricio Monteiro def. Yuya Shirai via Unanimous Decision
Ole Laursen def. Eduard Folayang via Split Decision
Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Donald Sanchez via Submission Round 1 (Triangle Choke)
Zorobabel Moreira def. Felipe Enomoto via Submission Round 3 (Armbar)
PHOTO CREDIT – FEG