The Singapore-based One Fighting Championship crowned its first featherweight champion on Saturday night, as Honorio Banario stopped the previously unbeaten Eric Kelly in the One FC 7 headliner.

The bout, which was largely contested on the feet, came to an abrupt halt early in the fourth round when Banario connected with a left hook to Kelly’s right eye. Kelly slowly backed away, covering his eye as he gradually descended to the canvas. Hesitant to pounce on his injured opponent, Banario looked to veteran referee Yuji Shimada, who waved the contest off and awarded Banario the technical knockout 61 seconds into round four.

Subtitled “Return of the Warriors,” One FC 7 took place at Putra Indoor Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and also saw former Shooto 123-pound champion Shinichi Kojima submit undefeated Filipino talent Rey Docyogen with a second-round guillotine. With the victory, “BJ” earned a crack at the inaugural One FC flyweight title against a to-be-announced opponent down the road.

The evening’s main draw, which streamed live via online pay-per-view, also saw undefeated Lowan Tynanes finish South African talent Vuyisile Colossa with a third-round rear-naked choke. Also of note, actor-cum-fighter Peter Davis earned a grotesque technical knockout over Indonesian pro Leo Krishna, defending a first-round leg lock attempt by driving his unoccupied heel into his opponent’s face, separating a sizeable chunk of Krishna’s upper lip from the rest of his mouth.

Rounding out the pay-per-view card, once-beaten Malaysian Adam Shahir Kayoom earned a first-round submission over Zuli Silawanto, while Thanh Vu stopped Mohd Fouzein with strikes in just 63 seconds. Additionally, Melvin Yoah used a triangle choke to coax a second-round tap from Raymond Tiew, and Jian Kai Chee snatched a unanimous decision from A.J. Lias Mansor. Immediately prior, Gianni Subba and Jake Butler earned finishes during the Sherdog.com-streamed undercard, stopping Saiful Merican and Antoni Romulo, respectively.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Saskatoon results: Cote stops Burkman, Trinaldo upsets Laprise

  • 11 days ago
  • 0 views

Check out the results of the first four main card fights that took place at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The UFC's first ever show in Saskatoon has prove read news >>

UFC Fight Night 74 results: Frankie Perez stops Sam Stout in 54 seconds, retires at age 26

  • 11 days ago
  • 15 views

SASKATOON – After a loss on short notice in his UFC debut, Frankie Perez made good on his promise to show his potential against veteran Sam Stout. Then, he surprised just about everybody with an anno read news >>

The Comeback: Michael Bisping's latest feud, embedded needle, 2-on-1 MMA

  • 13 days ago
  • 55 views

In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Thursday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”Filed under: Fea read news >>

Australia's stadium show, Anthony Johnson's Facebook rant, new Japan co-headliner

  • 14 days ago
  • 11 views

In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Wednesday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”Filed under: Fe read news >>

The Comeback: Brock vs. Dana, Kennedy's missing jersey, Schaub thinking retirement

  • 15 days ago
  • 190 views

In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Tuesday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”Filed under: Feat read news >>

The Comeback: Major middleweight fight rebooked (again), Bethe blasts Ronda (again)

  • 16 days ago
  • 360 views

In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Monday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”Filed under: Bella read news >>

The Comeback: Silva's penis potion, Weidman vs. Rockhold, dos Anjos vs. 'Cowboy'

  • 20 days ago
  • 22 views

In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Thursday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”Filed under: Fea read news >>

The Comeback: Rousey vs. the world, Werdum-Velasquez 2, latest on Anderson Silva

  • 21 days ago
  • 12 views

In a sport that never stops moving, even MMAjunkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Wednesday’s biggest headlines, let us catch you up to date with “The Comebac read news >>

The Comeback: 'The Punk' on the move, punking CM Punk, a few non-punks

  • 22 days ago
  • 15 views

In a sport that never stops moving, even MMAjunkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of yesterday’s biggest headlines, let us catch you up to date with “The Comebac read news >>

The Comeback: Aldo-McGregor set for December, bizarre Brazil, Diaz still on hold

  • 23 days ago
  • 14 views

In a sport that never stops moving, even MMAjunkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest headlines. If you missed any of yesterday’s biggest headlines, let us catch you up to date with ‘The Co read news >>