MMA, martial arts

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s Kiamrian Abbasov earns 1st ONE Championship win

Kiamrian Abbasov, Olivier Coste, Agilan Thani (© ONE Championship)

Kiamrian Abbasov, Olivier Coste, Agilan Thani (© ONE Championship)

Fighting out of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Kiamrian “Brazen” Abbasov, 25, has earned his first victory in ONE Championship. He was one of the winners at “ONE: Destiny of Champions” on December 7, 2018 at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Featuring seven mixed martial arts matches and four Muay Thai contests, “ONE: Destiny of Champions” was the last ONE Championship event in 2018. In the co-main event of the evening, Abbasov faced Agilan “Alligator” Thani, 23, of Kuala Lumpur in an MMA bout in the welterweight division.

Abbasov made quick work of Thani, finishing the hometown hero midway through the very first round. At the sound of the opening bell, the Kyrgyzstani fighter immediately went for a body lock on the Kuala Lumpur native, taking matters to the ground.

Every time Thani would try to get back up to his feet, Abbasov chained his takedowns together to bring it back to the mat. Capitalizing on an opening, the Bishkek native took his opponent’s back and latched onto a rear-naked choke to end the night early.

Referee Olivier Coste put a stop to the welterweight bout between Thani and Abbasov after 2 minutes and 35 seconds in the first round. This marked the first time the Kyrgyzstani contender won a professional MMA bout via rear-naked choke.

Winning at “ONE: Destiny of Champions” improved Abbasov’s professional MMA record to 20 wins and 4 losses. On the other hand, Thani now has 8 wins and 3 losses.

Abbasov has been competing professionally since 2011. From 2016-2017, he enjoyed a 10-bout winning streak, which was broken when he made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Visions of Victory” on March 9, 2018 at the Axiata Arena.

At “ONE: Visions of Victory,” Abbasov faced Luis “Sapo” Santos, 38, of Belem, Para, Brazil. After three five-minute rounds, the Brazilian contender won via unanimous decision.

Including Kyrgyzstan and Malaysia, 16 countries were represented at “ONE: Destiny of Champions.” The other countries were Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States.

For more photos from the bout between Abbasov and Thani, visit Top Sports Asia. Meanwhile, watch all the “ONE: Destiny of Heroes” bouts here:

Check the complete “ONE: Destiny of Champions” results here.

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