During the company’s historic doubleheader, nearly a half-million dollars were given out in performance bonuses on August 26 from ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.
The action started with ONE 160: Ok vs. Lee II, where four performance bonuses were handed out.
The first $50,000 was given to Tommy Langaker for his submission grappling victory over Renato Canuto. During the 10-minute battle, Langaker was active with submission attempts and was rewarded for his aggression.
The next bout saw another bonus given to Croatia’s Martin Batur, who overcame an early scare against Paul Elliott to rally for a first-round TKO victory. Batur got the bout to the canvas and began leveling in stiff elbows until the referee stepped in to end the contest.
Saemapetch Fairtex would be the next to earn a little extra cash. The Thai star plastered Rittewada Petchyindee with a left hand to assert his spot as the #1-ranked bantamweight Muay Thai contender.
The final ONE 160 bonus was handed out to Christian Lee, who reclaimed the ONE Lightweight World Championship with a brilliant performance that led to a second-round TKO finish over Ok Rae Yoon.
The stars of ONE on Prime Video 1: Moraes vs. Johnson II kept the finishes rolling later in the evening and kept Sityodtong’s checkbook open as well.
Superlek Kiatmoo9 and Panpayak Jitmuangnon both picked up performance bonuses for their ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix victories. Superlek crushed Walter Goncalves with an elbow, and Panpayak’s head kick finish over Savvas Michael put them into the finals of the tournament.
Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida continued his hot streak going with a first-round heel hook on Kirill Grishenko. The swift submission netted Almeida a spot on the performance bonus list and pushed him closer to title contention.
The final two performance bonuses each went to winners of the night’s two title bouts.
Nong-O Gaiyanghadao looked more dangerous than ever with a first-round leg kick stoppage over Liam Harrison. The impressive showcase continued his unbeaten streak in ONE, along with the additional check.
In the main event, Demetrious Johnson exacted revenge on Adriano Moraes with a flying knee knockout in the fourth round.
Johnson grabbed the ONE Flyweight World Championship with the finish, and the highlight-reel victory also lined his pockets with the final $50,000 bonus.
The doubleheader delivered in every way, and the Prime Video partnership got off to an amazing start. It was a perfect day for ONE and showed a bright future for the company in U.S. primetime.