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PHOTOS: Yoshitaka Naito vs Alex Silva at ‘ONE: Warriors of the World’

Alex Silva

Alex Silva

09 December 2017 – Bangkok, Thailand: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), sent shock waves throughout the iconic Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand with an exciting evening of world-class martial arts action. “ONE: Warriors of the World” showcased a series of compelling bouts, punctuated by a thrilling headliner that left fans on the edge of their seats.

In the main event, Brazilian submission wizard Alex “Little Rock” Silva captured the coveted ONE Strawweight World Championship with a masterful display of striking, edging out previously unbeaten champion Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito of Japan. Figuring in an offensive clinic against his Japanese counterpart, Silva overwhelmed Naito from the beginning of the bout, peppering his opponent with lashing leg kicks and rocking right hands.

Although Silva had the upper hand in the first three rounds of the championship clash, he had to overcome a spirited performance from Naito, who did his best effort to wear down the Brazilian challenger in the last two periods of the contest. Relying on his exquisite jiu-jiu-jitsu background, Silva managed to defend Naito’s grappling advances to walk out of the Impact Arena with the unanimous decision victory and the prestigious ONE Strawweight World Championship in his possession.

Alex Silva

Alex Silva

Alex Silva

Alex Silva

Alex Silva

Alex Silva

Alex Silva

Alex Silva

Alex Silva

Alex Silva

Alex Silva

Alex Silva

Alex Silva, Yoshitaka Naito

Alex Silva, Olivier Coste, Yoshitaka Naito

Alex Silva

Yoshitaka Naito, Alex Silva

Alex Silva, Olivier Coste, Yoshitaka Naito

Alex Silva, Olivier Coste, Yoshitaka Naito

Alex Silva

Alex Silva

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