ONE Championship results, video: Two new champions crowned after stunning upset finishes

ONE Championship results, video: Two new champions crowned after stunning upset finishes

Two long-reigning champions saw their title runs end on Friday.

In the main event of ONE Championship: Inside the Matrix, unbeaten Dutchman Reinier de Ridder (13-0) needed less than a round to secure a fight-ending rear-naked choke on two-division champion Aung La Nsang (26-11, 1 NC) and capture the ONE 205-pound championship.

Reinier De Ridder puts the SQUEEZE on “The Burmese Python,” choking out Aung La N Sang in Round 1 to claim the ONE Middleweight World Title! #InsideTheMatrix #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship

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— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) October 30, 2020

Earlier in the evening, Thanh Le (12-2) became the new ONE 155-pound champion when he knocked Martin Nguyen (13-4) out in the third round. The former LFA standout is the first fighter to defeat Nguyen—a former champion at 145 pounds—in a 155-pound contest.

Thanh Le shocks the world, KNOCKING OUT Martin Nguyen to claim the ONE Featherweight World Title! @ThanhLeMMA #InsideTheMatrix #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship

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— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) October 30, 2020

Two other championship bouts ended in successful defenses, with Christian Lee (14-3) retaining his 170-pound title by finishing the previously unbeaten Iuri Lapicus (14-1) inside of a round, and Xiong Jingnan (15-2) winning a unanimous decision in a rematch against Tiffany Teo (9-2) to defend her 125-pound title for a fourth consecutive time.

BULL RUSH @ChristianLeeMMA #InsideTheMatrix #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship

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— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) October 30, 2020

Christian Lee finishes undefeated phenom Iuri Lapicus with DEVASTATING ground and pound to retain the ONE Lightweight World Title! @ChristianLeeMMA #InsideTheMatrix #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship

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— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) October 30, 2020

“The Panda’s” pumping fastballs! ⚾ #InsideTheMatrix #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship

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— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) October 30, 2020

Is that the best you’ve got? #InsideTheMatrix #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship

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— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) October 30, 2020

See full results for ONE Championship: Inside the Matrix below:

Reinier de Ridder def. Aung La N Sang via submission (rear-naked choke) (R1, 3:26)

Christian Lee def. Iuri Lapicus via TKO (R1, 2:19)

Thanh Le def. Martin Nguyen via KO (R3, 2:19)

Xiong Jingnan def. Tiffany Teo via unanimous decision

Tony Caruso def. Eduard Folayang via unanimous decision

Ritu Phogat def. Nou Srey Pov via TKO (R2, 2:02)

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