In case you missed it, here’s what ONE FC have to say about the Chilson vs. Wiratchai controversy

Here’s ONE FC’s official statement about it:

04 September 2012 – Singapore: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC) announced today that the bout that took place on 31 August 2012 at ONE FC: PRIDE OF A NATION in the Philippines between Shannon Wiratchai and Mitch Chilson has been ruled a no contest after a thorough review by ONE FC Officials. Shannon Wiratchai’s record will now officially be recorded as two wins and one no contest and Mitch Chilson’s will officially be recorded as three wins, one loss and one no contest.

After a thorough review of the match, ONE FC Officials have decided that Wiratchai landed an illegal leg kick to a grounded Chilson in round two and referee Moritaka Oshiro incorrectly stopped the fight as he determined at that point that Chilson could not properly defend himself. This win for Wiratchai has now been reversed and this fight will now be officially ruled as a no contest.

Also, earlier this week ONE FC announced that it will adopt full PRIDE rules for soccer kicks, eliminating the open attack signal from the referee. All soccer kicks to a grounded opponent are now legal at all times. This decision was made to prevent any future confusion for fighters when delivering kicks to grounded opponents.



2 thoughts on “In case you missed it, here’s what ONE FC have to say about the Chilson vs. Wiratchai controversy

  1. Premature stoppage by ref in my opinion, but was beginning of end for Chilson. Poor form by Evolve…er…I mean ONE FC to overturn the refs decision, when one month earlier Shimada was yelling NO KICK, NO KICK!!!! and Zorro booted Huerta into dreamland for the win. Funny things afoot in Singapore…

    • Yeah, many fans doesn’t like what ONE FC did. But I’d definitely love to see a rematch. Wiratchai’s one of the best MMA fighters in Thailand IMO.

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