MMA

Ev Ting scores hard-earned split decision win over Ariel Sexton

Ev Ting

Ev Ting

23 February 2018 – Yangon, Myanmar: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), had another memorable and historic evening in Yangon as the capacity crowd at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium witnessed an amazing display of heart-pounding martial arts action. “ONE: Quest for Gold” featured a series of compelling bouts, punctuated by an unforgettable championship clash that left fans on the edge of their seats.

“The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang of Myanmar added yet another accolade to his glowing repertoire of awards as a global martial arts superstar. The hometown hero scored a quick knockout victory over Alexandre Machado of Brazil to win the vacant ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship and the GoDaddy Knockout of the Night in the main event of “ONE: Quest for Gold.”

In the co-main event of the evening, former world title challenger Ev “E.T.” Ting turned in an outstanding performance by routing Costa Rican martial artist Ariel Sexton, solidifying his position once again as a top contender in ONE Championship’s stacked lightweight division. Opening up the three-round contest by taking the action right to Sexton, Ting connected on a series of fast and powerful strikes, pushing his opponent back up against the cage.

In the second round, Ting continued to blast Sexton with serious firepower, featuring his best striking combinations. Sexton tried to change the complexion of the bout in the third round, fishing for a finish with a flying knee and a submission attempt.

Ting did just enough to pull away slightly in the third round after a grueling match. In the end, he came out victorious via split decision.

Here are the official “ONE: Quest for Gold” results:

ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship bout: Aung La N Sang defeats Alexandre Machado by Knockout (KO) at 0:56 minutes of round 1

Lightweight bout: Ev Ting defeats Ariel Sexton by Split Decision (UD) after 3 rounds

Featherweight bout: Phoe Thaw defeats Sor Sey by TKO (Strikes) at 1:53 minutes of round 1

Lightweight bout: Timofey Nastyukhin defeats Amir Khan by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds

Bantamweight bout: Daichi Takenaka defeats Dae Hwan Kim by Disqualification (DQ)

Flyweight bout: Ye Thway Ne defeats Saw Min Min by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds

Featherweight bout: Li Kai Wen defeats Roel Rosauro by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:43 minutes of round 1

Women’s atomweight bout: Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol defeats Krisna Limbaga by Submission (Armbar) at 4:05 minutes of round 1

Women’s atomweight bout: Bozhena Antoniyar defeats Shwe Sin by TKO (Strikes) at 0:24 minutes of round 1

 

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