23 June 2018 – Macau, China: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), returned to the glamorous entertainment capital of Asia with another evening of authentic world-class martial arts action. The packed Studio City Event Center in Macau, China played host to “ONE: Pinnacle of Power” featuring the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent.
Moroccan promotional newcomer Tarik Khbabez left a lasting impression at “ONE: Pinnacle of Power.” In his first ONE Super Series appearance, he notched a third-round knockout victory over Cameroonian heavyweight Alain “The Panther” Ngalani.
Khbabez silenced Ngalani with his pressuring offense. The latter was caught with a stream of punishing strikes from the first round to the final frame.
In the third round, Khbabez unleashed a torrent of impactful blows that brought Ngalani to his knees. Ngalani failed to beat the 10-second count, compelling referee Atsushi Onari to wave off the bout.
Onari then raised the hand of Khbabez as the victor via knockout. Here are the official “ONE: Pinnacle of Power” results:
- Bantamweight bout: Rin Saroth defeats Mario Satya Wirawan by TKO (Strikes) at 2:30 minutes of round 3
- Flyweight bout: Danny Kingad defeats Ma Hao Bin by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- Featherweight bout: Li Kai Wen defeats Rodian Menchavez by Knockout (KO) at 0:10 minutes of round 1
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai flyweight bout: Yukinori Ogasawara defeats Rui Botelho by Knockout (KO) at 2:54 minutes of round 2
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing heavyweight bout: Tarik Khbabez defeats Alain Ngalani by Knockout (KO) at 1:49 minutes of round 3
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai flyweight bout: Lerdsila Phuket Top Team defeats Sok Thy by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds
- Featherweight bout: Narantungalag Jadambaa defeats Edward Kelly by TKO (Strikes) at 4:58 minutes of round 2
- Lightweight bout: Ev Ting defeats Koji Ando by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai catchweight bout (67.0kg): Petchmorrakot Wor. Sangprapai defeats Fabrice Fairtex Delannon by TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 0:43 minutes of round 2
- ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship bout: Xiong Jing Nan defeats Laura Balin by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 5 rounds
- ONE Flyweight World Championship bout: Geje Eustaquio defeats Adriano Moraes by Split Decision (SD) after 5 rounds
Here is a clip from the bout between Khbabez and Ngalani: