Regian Eersel Retains ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title with Unanimous decision victory over Mustapha Haida

Regian Eersel Retains ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title with Unanimous decision victory over Mustapha Haida

Singapore, March 19, 2021 The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), returned Friday with ONE: FISTS OF FURY III at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The exciting card featured four mixed martial arts fights and a pair of ONE Super Series all-striking bouts, including a battle for the ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Championship.

In the main event, reigning ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Champion Regian “The Immortal” Eersel retained his World Title with a unanimous decision victory over #2-ranked contender Mustapha “Dynamite” Haida.

After a closely contested first round, action escalated in the second as Eersel put the pressure on Haida, using his height and reach advantage to stifle his opponent.

Haida tried to keep up with Eersel’s furious pace and wanted to stay competitive throughout the third, but the defending World Champion proved to the busier, more accurate striker.

In the championship rounds, Haida employed a sustained body attack, digging into Eersel’s midsection with frequency.

But “The Immortal” put his superior athleticism on full display, ripping “Dynamite” with blistering combinations and a plethora of flying knees to maintain forward pressure until the final bell.

In the end, both men were still standing despite a grueling five-round battle.

In the Muay Thai co-main event, ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion and #2-ranked atomweight Muay Thai contender Janet “JT” Todd put forth a commanding performance to outstrike and defeat #4-ranked atomweight Muay Thai contender Alma Juniku.

Both fighters were aggressive throughout an even first round, with neither backing down from the center of the Circle.

In the second frame, Todd showcased her impressive boxing skills and dropped Juniku for the count with a straight right hand.

The women then went blow-for-blow in the third round, but it was Todd who secured the unanimous decision victory.

Official Results for ONE: FISTS OF FURY III

Kickboxing – Lightweight: Regian Eersel defeats Mustapha Haida via Unanimous Decision

Muay Thai – Atomweight: Janet Todd defeats Alma Juniku via Unanimous Decision

Mixed Martial Arts – Strawweight: Hiroba Minowa defeats Alex Silva via Split Decision

Strawweight: Jenelyn Olsim defeats Maira Mazar via Submission (Power Guillotine) at 0:41 of Round 3

Flyweight: Roshan Mainam defeats Aziz Calim via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:45 of Round 1

Flyweight: Hu Yong defeats Yodkaikaew Fairtex via Unanimous Decision. —- ONEFC

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