It was a sweet victory for Agilan “Alligator” Thani of Malaysia on March 9, 2018. He won in front of his countrymen at “ONE: Visions of Victory” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
At “ONE: Visions of Victory,” Thani submitted his Indian opponent Amitesh Chaubey via Americana at 1:04 of Round 2. This improved the Malaysian fighter’s professional MMA record to 9 wins and 1 loss.
Thani made his professional MMA debut on December 7, 2013 at “F3 4: Freestyle Full Contact Fight” where he knocked out Abdul Matin. On March 13, 2015, Thani made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Age of Champions” where he knocked out Reant Febriza Rainir.
After Thani’s successful ONE Championship debut, he defeated his next five opponents under the promotion namely Hesham Hiba, James Kouame, Brad Robinson, Trestle Tan and Jeff Huang. On May 26, 2017, Thani challenged reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren at “ONE: Dynasty of Heroes.”
The bout between Thani and Askren ended at 2:20 in the first round. The champion submitted the challenger via arm-triangle choke.
Coming from the loss to ONE Championship’s welterweight king, Thani redeemed himself at “ONE: Quest for Greatness” on August 18, 2017. The Malaysian fighter defeated Sherif Mohamed via unanimous decision.
After losing to Thani at “ONE: Visions of Victory,” Chaubey now has 5 wins and 5 losses. It was his first fight under the promotion.
“ONE: Visions of Victory” took place at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was headlined by hometown hero Gianni Subba, 25, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Filipino-Australian Reece “Lightning” McLaren, 26, of Australia.
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