Taiwanese bantamweight Sung Ming-yen made short work of Sunoto Peringkat in his return to the ONE Championship cage after more than a year’s absence, taking only 31 seconds to choke out the Indonesian on Saturday night in Changsha, China.
Hsinchu’s Sung caught Sunoto in a standing guillotine choke, then took his back to finish the choke in guard for his third ONE win in three fights.
The win improves Sung’s record to 5-1-0, while Sunoto, fighting his third ONE fight after back-to-back wins, fell to 3-2-0.
In the main event, ONE bantamweight champion Bibiano “the Flash” Fernandes continued his dominance of the division, winning his fourth defense of his title with a first-round submission of the Philippines’ Kevin Belingon.
Vancouver-based Brazilian Fernandes wasted no time in taking Belingon to the ground, passing his guard and taking side control. The Filipino briefly struggled to his feet, only to immediately be taken down again, with the struggle ending in the Brazilian’s smothering side control.
Fernandes worked for a straight arm bar before tapping Belingon out with a kimura armlock 4 minutes, 4 seconds into the first round.
The win was Fernandes’ 11th straight, with his last loss dating back to Dec. 31, 2010, and improves his record to 19-3-0, while Belingon fell to 13-5-0.
Muin Gafurov used his ground-and-pound to notch a third-round TKO win over Toni Tauru on the undercard, while Ma Haobin emerged the winner of a tournament of local bantamweights by choking out Bu Huo You Xia with a guillotine in the first.
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