On March 14th, ONE Fighting Championship hosted its first event of 2014.
The event, titled ‘War of Nations’, was held at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Brock Larson vs. Nobutatsu Suzuki for the inaugural Welterweight title was the featured bout of the evening. After a tough first round, Suzuki rallied till the end and pushed the pace against a fatigued Larson, before securing a Unanimous Decision victory and a ten-pound Welterweight title strap around his waist.
In the co-main event, a Bantamweight tilt of title implications took place between South Korea’s Dae Hwan Kim, and the Philippines’ Kevin Belingon. After a good start, Belingon mixed his offense with some takedowns, but paid dearly for a failed Bulldog choke attempt, as Kim latched onto his back and secured a fight ending Rear-Naked Choke submission.
Elsewhere on the main card, Phuket Top Team’s very own Andrew Leone grappled his way en route to a lopsided decision victory over Shinichi Kojima.
Adriano Moraes had a night to remember as he stopped former UFC vet Yasuhiro Urushitani via submission in the first round. Kotetsu Boku and Peter Davis won their respective fights via TKO, while former WEC and UFC vet Kamal Shalorus grasped his second victory under the ONE FC banner with a Unanimous Decision triumph over Ariel Sexton.
In the prelims, Burns’ wasn’t fazed by his opponent’s 50+ fight experience as he triumphed expertly over former PXC champ Harris Sarmiento.
Check out highlights of the event below:
For full ONE FC 14: War of Nations results, click here.