Knockdown Daily 11/27/21: Jarred Brooks Defeats Lito Adiwang In ONE Championship Debut
Jarred Brooks' return win over Lito Adiwang leads the MMA headlines for Saturday
Welcome to the Saturday edition of the Knockdown Daily. Today’s issue will cover all the latest MMA news, including yesterday’s ONE Championship event and tomorrow morning’s RIZIN show.
Former UFC fighter Jarred Brooks had a successful ONE Championship debut, securing a second-round submission win over Lito Adiwang to conclude a dominant performance.
The win for Brooks headlined the ONE’s “Nextgen III” card, which occurred last month but aired for the first time on Friday. The fight took place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
Brooks was able to secure an arm triangle choke submission over Adiwang shortly after earning a takedown halfway through the second round. The sequence occured after the fight had a break, as Brooks claimed he was hit with a groin shot while in a clinch position with Adiwang.
Brooks had earned a lead in the fight early on, having controlled Adiwang with his wrestling for most of the opening round.
Following his victory, Brooks called out the entire 125-pound division in ONE Championship, including the current champ.
“Joshua Pacio needs to be put on notice. The whole strawweight division needs to be put on notice at this point,” said Brooks in his post-fight interview.
Brooks was competing for the first time since 2019. His last appearance was in RIZIN, where he defeated Haruo Ochi down at the 115-pound weight limit.
Pacio was riding a two-fight winning streak from this year alone when heading into this card. He had previously defeated Hexigetu and Namiki Kawahara in prior months.
Here are the quick results:
Main Card (7:30AM EST / 8:30PM SGT) (Youtube / B/R Live)
Bout 1: Felipe Lobo def. Rodlek P.K. Saenchaimuaythaigym via Decision, Unanimous (Kickboxing Bout)
Bout 2: Ruslan Emilbek Uulu def. Pieter Buist via Decision, Unanimous (MMA Bout)
Bout 3: Panpayak Jitmuangnon def. Daniel Puertas via Decision, Unanimous (Kickboxing Bout)
Bout 4: Alex Silva def. Rene Catalan via Submission, Armbar (RD 1) (MMA Bout)
Bout 5: Alaverdi Ramazanov def. Pongsiri P.K. Saenchaimuaythaigym via TKO, Strikes (RD 1) (Muay Thai Bout)
Bout 6: Jarred Brooks def. Lito Adiwang via Submission, Arm Triangle Choke (RD 2) (MMA Bout)
ONE Championship has unveiled a six-fight lineup for their December 17th “Winter Warriors II” card, which will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. The event, which will be pre-taped earlier in the month of December, is set to have a main event between promotional veterans Danny Kingad and Kairat Akhmetov.
Akhmetov, a bantamweight that has been on the ONE roster since 2015, enters his late 2021 booking on a three-fight winning streak. He last fought roughly a year ago, defeating Kim Dae Hwan in late 2020 via decision.
Kingad is coming off a near two-year layoff from MMA. His last fight goes back to early 2020, where he beat Xie Wei. That fight put him back into the win column after taking a loss against former UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson in 2019.
Here is how the show is expected to look:
Bout 6: Danny Kingad (14-2) vs. Kairat Akhmetov (27-2) (135 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 5: Kevin Belingon (20-8) vs. Kwon Won Il (10-3) (145 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 4: Vitaly Bigdash (10-2) vs. Fan Rong (14-2) (209 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 3: Zebaztian Kadestam (12-6) vs. Murad Ramazanov (10-0) (185 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 2: Stephan Loman (14-2) vs. Yusup Saadulaev (20-5-1) (145 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 1: Jhanlo Mark Sanglao (3-0) vs. Paul Lumihi (7-6) (145 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN will unveil a new spin-off series Sunday, presenting their first “TRIGGER” event from the Kobe World Memorial Hall in Kobe, Japan. The 14-fight card is the first of a new themed show from the promotion that aims to be the second brand to their numbered events that occur roughly six times a year.
Sunday’s show will be headlined by bantamweight veteran Shoji and explosive fighter Kyohei Hagiwara. They will be the final act in an evening that includes numerous MMA and kickboxing matchups.
Main Card (12:00AM EST / 2:00PM JST) (Live-Now / RIZIN Live)
Bout 1: Tsubasa Mori vs. FUJIMON♡ (121 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)
Bout 2: Kenji Kato (12-7) vs. Katsuya Fujiwara (0-0) (134 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 3: Momoka vs. Miku (101 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)
Bout 4: Hiroto Uchimura vs. Tepparith Joegym (134 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)
Bout 5: Jin Mandokoro vs. Yu Hiramatsu (117 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)
Bout 6: Makoto Kamaya (29-16-4) vs. Daiki Lightyear (9-8-3) (134 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 7: Keisuke Okuda (0-3) vs. Grant Bogdanove (1-0) (161 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 8: Chihiro Suzuki (5-3) vs. Sora Yamamoto (12-5-2) (146 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 9: Tatsuki Saomoto (16-2) vs. Takashi Matsuba (12-4-1) (126 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 10: Shian (8-9) vs. Uoi Fullswing (22-10-5) (134 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 11: Ryuichiro Sumimura (18-7-1) vs. Yusaku Kinoshita (4-0) (170 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 12: Strasser Kiichi (19-9-2) vs. Takahiro Kawanaka (15-7) (170 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 13: Yoshinori Horie (11-3) vs. Hirotaka Nakada (4-1) (150 lbs) (MMA Bout)
Bout 14: Shoji (19-14-1) vs. Kyohei Hagiwara (4-4) (146 lbs) (MMA Bout)
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