Regian “The Immortal” Eersel, 25, of the Netherlands recently made a successful ONE Championship debut. He faced Brad “Quake” Riddell, 26, of New Zealand in a kickboxing bout in the 78 kg category at ONE Super Series, a striking martial arts league that made its debut at “ONE: Heroes of Honor” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 20, 2018.
The kickboxing bout between Riddell and Eersel at “ONE: Heroes of Honor” ended after three five-minute rounds. The judges gave it a unanimous decision in favor of the Dutch kickboxer.
After losing to Eersel, Riddell now holds a professional kickboxing record of 57 wins and 9 losses. On the other hand, Eersel improved his record to 48 wins and 4 losses.
ONE Super Series was not the only thing that was launched at “ONE: Heroes of Honor.” The event also marked the first time all mixed martal arts bouts of ONE Championship took place in a five-rope ring instead of a cage.
In the main event of the ONE Super Series card, Giorgio Petrosyan, an Armenian kickboxer based in Italy, competed against Thai Muay Thai star “Smokin” Jo Nattawut of Thailand in a kickboxing bout in the 76 kg division. The Armenian-Italian fighter defeated his Thai opponent via unanimous decision.
Meanwhile, in the main event of the mixed martial arts card, Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of the Philippines battled it out with Andrew Leone of the United States in the bantamweight division. The Filipino fighter knocked out his American opponent at 1:27 of Round 2.
Watch a clip from the bout between Riddell and Eersel at “ONE: Heroes of Honor” here: