The Main portion of ONE FC 7 – Return of Warriors took place at the Putra Indoor Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and aired on LiveSport.tv. In the evening’s co-headliner, longtime Shooto vet “BJ” Kojima looked to make statement while Lowen Tynanes aimed to prove that his win over Eduard Folayang was no fluke further down the card.
Former Shooto Champion Shinichi Kojima made his promotional flyweight debut and took the head of Rey Docyogen home with him after a second round guillotine. “BJ” used his grappling to dominate the Filipino early on. While “The Punisher” was able to rally back and work his superior striking game in the middle period, it was all for naught as the Japanese fighter was able to jump a guillotine and force the tap at 4:47 of round two.
In a clash of styles, Lowen Tynanes and Vuyisile Colossa traded rounds in the lightweight division. After a strong showing in the first period, the Hawaiian opened up the second stanza with a huge slam, but an elbow thrown from “The Cheetah’s” back forced a cut check. That pause in action inexplicably saw the bout restarted on the feet, where Colossa would batter his opponent. Tynanes came out looking to keep it out of the judges’ hands in the final frame. The massive lightweight spent much of the round positionally dominating the South African. With under 30 seconds left, Lowen would lock up a rear-naked choke and force the tap at 4:37.
Peter Davis had his hand raised in a lightweight scramble-fest. Davis and Leo Krishna traded positions back-and-forth early on, but the fight was rather unceremoniously stopped after the native of Malaysia used kicks to escape a straight ankle lock. Krishna suffered a terrible cut to the mouth, which forced the ringside physician to stop the promising tilt at just 2:01.
Adam Kayoon looked to impress in his welterweight bout, taking out Zuli Silawanto in the first round. “Shogun” used his Brazilian jiu jitsu advantage to outclass the Indonesian. Kayoon was able to move to mount, where he forced “The Shark” to give up his back with strikes, and locked in a rear-naked choke to get the tap at 3:41 of the second round.
Thanh Vu blasted Mohamed Fouzi to advance to the semifinals of the ONE FC Bantamweight Grand Prix. “Aladdin” accepted the fight just 48 hours prior, but he made sure that lack of preparation was not a factor as he was able to put an end to Fouzi early. Vu blasted “The Underdog” with punches and forced the stoppage in just 63 seconds.
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