One FC 7 Results: Banario Is The First-Ever One FC Featherweight Champion, Kojima Submits Docyogen

Newly crowned One FC Featherweight Champion,  Honorio "The Rock" Banario - Photo by ONEFC.COM

Newly crowned One FC Featherweight Champion, Honorio “The Rock” Banario – Photo by ONEFC.COM

ONE FC 7 – Return of Warriors

February 2, 2013

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

One FC 7 was full of finishes as only one fight out of ten went to a decision.

Jake Butler lived up to the hype when the NCAA Division 1 Wrestler outclassed his Indonesian foe, finishing him via TKO in the first round.

20-year-old Gianni Subba displayed his ground game as he submitted a fighter who has a very dangerous striking game in the second round via armbar.

Jian Kai Chee will move on to the Malaysian Featherweight Tourney when he defeated Aj Pyro via Unanimous Decision. Kai Chee’s next opponent for the Malaysian Featherweight Championship would be the teacher by day and fighter by night, Melvin Yeoh, who submitted Raymond Tiew in the second round via triangle choke.

Vietnamese fighter, Thanh Vu def. Mohd Fouzein by way of 1st round TKO and advances to the One FC Bantamweight Tourney.

A lot of women went crazy tonight as Fighter/Model/Actor, Peter Davis destroyed Leo Krishna via Doctor’s Stoppage in round 1 due to a nasty cut on Krishna’s lip.

Leo Krishna's Lip

Leo Krishna’s Lip

If there is another word for excellence, that would be Adam Shahir Kayoom. Adam showcased his grappling prowess against his Indonesian foe, Zuli Siliwanto, making the Indonesian tap in the very first round via one of his favorite submissions, rear-naked-choke.

Speaking of rear-naked-choke, Lowen Tynanes versus Vuyisile Colossa is one of the best fights I’ve seen so far for this year 2013. Both guys are entertaining and very athletic. Colossa’s picking Tynanes apart in the striking department, but the powerful wrestler, Tynanes proved that he is for real and he is a threat to anybody in the lightweight division by submitting Colossa in the third via rear-naked-choke. I want to see Tynanes fight Zoro Moreira in Singapore. I hope that fight happens because I’m sure, that fight is going to be a barn burner.

Flyweights once again, shown us that they are one of the fastest athletes in the fight business. Docyogen and Kojima faced each other inside the One FC cage for flyweight contender fight. Both guys didn’t disappoint as they  showed that they are two of the elite flyweights in Asia today. But despite of tremendous pace and effort shown by Docyogen, the much bigger Kojima found his way to defeat the Filipino fighter by way of guillotine choke in the second round. Kojima is now guaranteed a spot at the vacant One FC flyweight title.

In the main even of the evening, two world-class MMA fighters beat the heck out of each other as two Filipino warriors, Team Lakay’s Honorio “The Rock” Banario and Eric “The Natural” Kelly went toe-to-toe with one goal in  mind; to become the first-ever One FC world featherweight champion.

Both fighters came out very technical in the first round, but Banario landed more lead leg kicks and boxing combos against Kelly. In the second round, Banario’s pace stayed the same, throwing combinations after another, confusing Kelly on the feet. There were moments where Kelly tried to take Banario down, but the Team Lakay fighter is too strong for Kelly. In the third round, Kelly’s speed and footwork has gone as he back pedals to everything Banario throws. Although seemed to be a little bit tired, Kelly’s power still remains as he connects an over right hand to Banario that made the Team Lakay fighter hesitate to attack for just a moment.

In the fourth round, it was all Banario. Kelly seemed very tired but his kicks and punches are still dangerous for his foe. Banario kept on pushing forward, showcasing his boxing skills and side kicks to Kelly’s left knee and stomach, until he unleashed a crafty left hook that connects to Kelly’s right eye. Kelly felt the pain of that punch and he got hurt at that point, making the referee to decide to stop the fight and give Banario the 4th round TKO win.

It was a very historic moment not only for Banario but to Filipino MMA as the URCC lightweight champion became the first-ever One FC Featherweight World Champion.

Honorio Banario def. Eric Kelly via 4th rd. TKO (punches)

Kojima def. Docyogen via 2nd rd. Submission (Guillotine Choke)

Lowen Tynanes def. Vuyisile Colossa via 3rd rd. Submission (RNC)

Adam Shahir Kayoom def. Zuli Silawanto via 1st rd. Submission (RNC)

Peter Davis def. Leo Krishna via Doctor’s Stoppage, Rd. 1

Thanh Vu def. Mohd Fouzein via 1st rd. TKO (punches)

Melvin Yeoh def. Raymond Tiew via 2nd rd. Submission (triangle choke)

Jian Kai Chee def. Aj Pyro via Unanimous Decision

Gianni Subba def. Saiful Merican via 2nd rd. Submission (armbar)

Jake Butler def. Antoni Romulo via 1st rd. TKO (punches)


2 thoughts on “One FC 7 Results: Banario Is The First-Ever One FC Featherweight Champion, Kojima Submits Docyogen

    • Banario outclassed Kelly tonight. I like both fighters and I know Kelly will be back. As of Banario, I think he’ll be holding that belt for years.

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