Brazil’s Alexandre Machado earns 2nd ONE Championship win, beats Japan’s Hideki Sekine

Hideki Sekine, Olivier Coste, Alexandre Machado (© ONE Championship)

Hideki Sekine, Olivier Coste, Alexandre Machado (© ONE Championship)

Alexandre “Bebezao” Machado, 36, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has earned his second victory in ONE Championship. He was one of the winners at “ONE: Conquest of Champions” on November 23, 2018 and was the only Brazilian athlete on the card.

Featuring eight mixed martial arts matches, two Muay Thai bouts and two kickboxing contests, “ONE: Conquest of Champions” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It was the fourth and last ONE Championship event to be held in the country in 2018.

In the fifth bout of the evening, Machado competed in the heavyweight division against Hideki “Shrek” Sekine, 45, of Shizuoka, Japan. The two are both former ONE World Title contenders.

Machado returned to his winning ways with a spectacular second-round stoppage victory over Sekine. Taken down with a flurry of effective slams, the Brazilian fighter survived a strong first round from the Japanese grappler in the first round.

In the second round, Machado showcased his striking superiority as he hammered Sekine with a barrage of heavy punches to claim the technical knockout. Olivier Coste raised the hand of the Rio de Janeiro native as the winner.

Winning at “ONE: Conquest of Champions” improved Machado’s professional MMA record to 9 wins and 3 losses. The Brazilian fighter earned his first ONE Championship win on August 13, 2016 when he defeated Alain “The Panther” Ngalani, 43, of Cameroon and Hong Kong via technical knockout via submission to punches at “ONE: Heroes of the World” at the Cotai Arena in Cotai, Macau, China.

After “ONE: Conquest of Champions,” the Philippines now has five reigning world champions in ONE Championship. Here are the official results:

  1. MMA flyweight bout: Rudy Agustian defeats Asraful Islam by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  2. MMA flyweight bout: Akihiro Fujisawa defeats Rockie Bactol by TKO (Strikes) at 4:40 of Round 3
  3. MMA strawweight bout: Jeremy Miado defeats Peng Xue Wen by TKO (Strikes) at 0:53 of Round 2
  4. ONE Super Series Muay Thai Bantamweight bout: Han Zi Hao defeats Azwan Che Wil by TKO (Referee Stoppage) at 2:52 of Round 1
  5. Heavyweight bout: Alexandre Machado defeats Hideki Sekine by TKO  at 1:44 of Round 2
  6. ONE Super Series Kickboxing Catch Weight bout (73.0kgs): Samy Sana defeats Armen Petrosyan by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  7. ONE Super Series Kickboxing Bantamweight bout: Hiroaki Suzuki defeats Deividas Danyla by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  8. MMA welterweight bout: James Nakashima defeats Raimond Magomedaliev by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  9. ONE Super Series Muay Thai Bantamweight bout: Saemapetch Fairtex defeats Alaverdi Ramazanov by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  10. Catch Weight bout (79 kg): Honorio Banario defeats Rahul Raju by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds

Co-Main Event

  1. ONE Lightweight World Championship bout: Eduard Folayang defeats Amir Khan by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 5 rounds

Main Event

  1. ONE Heavyweight World Championship bout: Brandon Vera defeats Mauro Cerilli by Knockout (KO) at 1:04 of Round 1

Here is a clip from the recent ONE Championship bout between Machado and Sekine in the Philippines:

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