Jing Nan Xiong retains belt, Saygid Izagakhmaev claims $50k bonus

ONE Champion started the promo’s 2022 schedule on Friday in Singapore, and strawweight champ Jing Nan Xiong had the ability to keep her belt, while light-weight possibility Saygid Izagakhmaev revealed his arrival to the promo in emphatic style.

The action occurred in the included bouts of “ONE Championship: Heavy Hitters,” which streamed on B/R Live from Singapore Indoor Arena.

Xiong (17-2) was dominant in the primary occasion, outstriking grappling expert Ayaka Miura (11-4) throughout 5 rounds and travelling to a unanimous choice to notch the 6th successive defense of her strawweight belt.

On The Other Hand, Khabib Nurmagomedov protege Izagakhmaev (20-2) was maybe much more dominant in his second-round submission win over James Nakashima (12-3). While Nakashima had some early minutes of success on the feet, Izagakhmaev rapidly settled into his own rhythm prior to dragging the action to the flooring and scoring a second-round submission by means of arm-triangle choke, in addition to a $50,000 perk for his efforts.

After the win, Izagakhmaev boldly called out mixed martial arts legends Shinya Aoki and Eddie Alvarez.

You can take a look at a replay of the occasion in the video above.

Total mixed martial arts arises from ‘ONE Championship: Heavy Hitters’ consist of:

MAIN CARD (B/R Live, 7:30 a.m. ET)

  • Champ Jing Nan Xiong def. Ayaka Miura by means of consentaneous choice – to protect strawweight title

  • Saygid Izagakhmaev def. James Nakashima by means of submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:17

  • Senzo Ikeda def. Elipitua Siregar by means of knockout (strikes) – Round 3, 2:00

PRELIMINARY CARD (B/R Live, 6:30 a.m. ET)

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.