Featuring 11 bouts, “ONE: Reign of Kings” is the third of the four ONE Championship events scheduled in the Philippines in 2018. In the fight card were eight mixed martial arts bouts and three matches under the Singapore-based martial arts promotion’s striking-only league ONE Super Series.
The press conference for “ONE: Reign of Kings” took place at the City of Dreams Manila in Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines on July 24, 2018. The fight night took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila on July 27, 2018.
The first bout of the evening was an MMA bout between Sor Rey, 33, of Cambodia and “The Stalker” Xie Bin, 20, of China. They competed in the featherweight division.
After a brief grappling exchange on the mat, Xie made quick work of Sey. The Chinese contender finished with a deep guillotine choke that put his Cambodian opponent to sleep early in the first round.
By defeating Sey at “ONE: Reign of Kings,” Xie improved his professional MMA record to 5 wins and 2 losses. The Chinese fighter is now riding a four-bout winning streak.
The only two fighters to defeat Xie are his fellow Chinese fighter Yayong “The Wolverine” Wang, 27, and the late Casey Suire of Lafayette, Louisiana, United States. The Chinese contender lost to Wang via unanimous decision at “ONE: Dynasty of Champions” preliminary fight night on July 1, 2016 and to Suire via split decision at “ONE: Titles and Titans” on August 27, 2016.
On the other hand, losing to Xie at “ONE: Reign of Kings” downgraded Sey’s record to 4 wins and 3 losses. In ONE Championship, the Cambodian fighter has 2 wins and 2 losses.
Aside from Xie, the other ONE Championship athlete to defeat Sey is Phoe Thaw, 33, of Myanmar. The undefeated Burmese fighter knocked out the Cambodian contender via front kick at “ONE: Quest for Gold” on February 23, 2018.