The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), returned with another action-packed event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. ONE: INSIDE THE MATRIX II, a previously recorded event broadcast globally on Friday, 6 November, witnessed the world’s top mixed martial artists showcase their incredible skills inside the ONE Circle.
In the main event, reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion Kiamrian “Brazen” Abbasov of Kyrgyzstan delivered a sensational come-from-behind technical knockout victory over previously unbeaten contender James Nakashima of the United States.
Nakashima connected with a massive punch that damaged Abbasov’s nose in the first round, and the reigning World Champion was forced to overcome adversity the rest of the way. In the second round, Nakashima began targeting the nose and attempted takedowns that were defended well by Abbasov. In the third round, Nakashima finally landed a successful takedown after multiple tries and worked from top position.
Nakashima appeared to be in full control of the action and cruising to victory. The tables were turned in the fourth round, however, when Abbasov staggered Nakashima with a knee as the challenger was attempting another double-leg. With Nakashima rocked, “Brazen” closed the show behind a flurry of strikes that forced the referee to halt the contest.