ONE FC: Return of the Warriors Results – Banario Crowned Featherweight Champ


ONE FC: Return of the Warriors went down on Saturday with a new featherweight champion being crowned, along with lots of local action on the card.

A new ONE FC Featherweight Champion was crowned as Honorio Banario defeated Eric Kelly via TKO. The two Filipino warriors went back and forth in a striking duel. The finish came in the fourth round as Banario won the striking battle with a punch that staggered Kelly.

In the co-main event of the night, Shinichi Kojima defeated Rey Docyogen via submission. The Japanese veteran showed toughness in defeating his Filipino opponent, who was largely winning the standup battle. Kojima showed his experience by pulling off a guillotine choke in the clinch and pulled guard to finish the fight. By emerging victorious, Kojima guaranteed himself a future flyweight title opportunity.

Vuyisile Colossa and Lowen Tynanes put on a showcase that exhibited the many facets of MMA. Tynanes utilized his wrestling to subdue Colossa in the first round, coming close to finishing the contest with several submission attempts. The South African Muay Thai champion Colossa came storming back in the second round as he peppered Tynanes with leg kicks and elbows. Tynanes returned to his wrestling roots in the third stanza as he secured a takedown and eventually tightened a rear naked choke that forced Colossa to concede defeat.

Malaysians Peter Davis and Adam Kayoom emerged victorious in front of a boisterous Malaysian crowd that was definitively behind their compatriots in the cage. Peter Davis engaged in a back-and-forth battle against Indonesian submission specialist Leo Krishna and was declared the winner after the doctor called a stop to the fight due to an injury in the first round. Davis dropped a series of thunderous kicks on his downed opponent, which are legal under ONE FC’s global rule set. Kayoom easily dispatched of his Indonesian opponent, Zuli Silawanto in clinical fashion.

Kayoom used a picture-perfect takedown and smothered Silawanto with his top control while dropping sharp elbows. The opportunistic Kayoom managed to secure back control and slipped in a rear naked choke to finish the fight in round one.

(photo courtesy of ONEFC.com)

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