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China’s Xie Chiao earns 3rd ONE Championship win at ‘ONE: Unstoppable Dreams’ in Singapore

Xie Chiao, Yuji Shimada, Meas Meul

Xie Chiao, Yuji Shimada, Meas Meul

On May 18, 2018, ONE Championship was in its home country Singapore for “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams,” which featured both mixed martial arts and ONE Super Series bouts. The third bout of the evening was an MMA bout between Meas Meu of Cambodia and Xie Chao of China in the featherweight division.

Referee Yuji Shimada put a stop to the featherweight bout between Xie and Meu at 1:10 of Round 3. The Chinese contender was declared the winner via referee stoppage due to strikes.

This is the third time Xie won inside the ONE Championship cage. The first time was on September 2, 2017 when he submitted Marc Marcellinus of Malaysia via kimura at “ONE Championship: Shanghai.”

The second time Xie won inside the ONE Championship cage was on November 10, 2018. He defeated Kelvin “Ice Man” Ong of Malaysia at “ONE: Legends of the World” via technical knockout via doctor stoppage.

After defeating Meu at “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams,” Xie improved his record to 9 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Meu’s record downgraded to 5 wins and 2 losses.

Three belts were at stake at “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams,” which took place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore. There were two co-main events prior to the main event.

In the first co-main event, Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Australia and Vietnam successfully defended his ONE Featherweight World Champion title from Christian “The Warrior” Lee of Singapore. The Vietnamese-Australian champion won via split decision.

In the second co-main event, Sam-a Gaiyanghadao of Thailand and Sergio Wielzen of the Netherlands competed for the inaugural ONE Super Series Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship. The Thai martial arts veteran won via knockout in the second round.

In the main event, Angela “Unstoppable” Lee of Singapore defended her ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion title from Mei “V.V.” Yamaguchi of Japan in a rematch. The Singaporean champion kept the title and her undefeated record by defeating her Japanese challenger via unanimous decision.

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