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Life could not get much better for Reinier
de Ridder
.

“The Dutch Knight” became a simultaneous two-division titleholder,
as he captured the One
Championship
light heavyweight crown with a unanimous decision
over Aung La N
Sang
in the five-round
One on TNT 4
headliner on Wednesday at Singapore Indoor Stadium
in Kallang Singapore. De Ridder (14-0, 5-0 One) had laid claim to
the promotion’s middleweight championship in October, also at
Sang’s expense. The rematch was an exercise in futility. De Ridder
executed takedowns in all five rounds, moved either to the back or
full mount on multiple occasions, mixed in some ground-and-pound
and threatened with various submissions. He nearly finished it
inside the first round, where he transitioned to an arm-triangle
choke and had Sang (26-12, 11-3 One) in visible distress. The
Myanmar-born star weathered those advances but could do nothing to
stop de Ridder from dismantling him on the ground across their 25
minutes in the cage.

In the lightweight co-main event, airtight takedown defense and a
near-finish carried Rae Yoon Ok
to a unanimous decision over former Bellator
MMA
and
Ultimate Fighting Championship
titleholder Eddie
Alvarez
. All three cageside judges scored it for Ok (13-3, 2-0
One).

Alvarez (30-9, 1-3 One) struggled and ultimately failed to
establish an offensive rhythm, spending far too much time shooting
for takedowns with little to no return on his investment. Ok
floored “The Underground King” with a stinging right in the first
round, then swarmed with punches and rapid-fire hammerfists for a
potential stoppage. Alvarez survived, but the damage was done. Ok
spent the next 10 minutes in a defensive posture, countering the
Philadelphia native’s progress with an effective clinch, sneaky
right hands and occasional jabs.

Ok has won four fights in a row.

Meanwhile, former One Championship, Dream and
Shooto
titleholder Shinya Aoki
submitted Eduard
Folayang
with an armbar in the first round of their lightweight
rubber match. Folayang (22-11, 12-9 One) conceded defeat 4:20 into
Round 1, falling to 1-2 in his head-to-head series with the
all-time great.

Aoki (47-9, 12-3 UFC) tripped the Filipino standout the floor,
calmly progressed to full mount and proceeded to drop elbow-laced
ground-and-pound. From there, he transitioned to the armbar, broke Folayang’s
grip and extended to his hips to prompt the tapout
.

The 37-year-old Aoki has rattled off four consecutive victories,
three of them by submission.

In other action, Kirill
Grishenko
(4-0, 1-0 One) was awarded a technical knockout over
Oumar
Kane
(3-1, 2-1 One) in between the second and third rounds of their
heavyweight showcase after the Senegalese wrestling champion was
struck in the throat at the bell, hit the deck and could not
continue
; Jackie Butnan took a majority decision from Ekaterina
Vandaryeva in a three-round muay Thai affair at 125 pounds; and
Colbey
Northcutt
(2-1, 2-0 One) submitted Courtney
Martin
(0-1, 0-1 One) with an armbar 2:28 into the first round of their
women’s flyweight tilt
.


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