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Costa Rica’s Ariel Sexton submits Amir Khan at ‘ONE: Call to Greatness’ in Singapore

Amir Khan, Yuji Shimada, Ariel Sexton (© ONE Championship)

Amir Khan, Yuji Shimada, Ariel Sexton (© ONE Championship)

22 February 2019 – Singapore: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), delivered another amazing spectacle at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, delighting the packed crowd with a display of world-class martial arts action. ONE: CALL TO GREATNESS featured 11 exciting bouts.

Costa Rican submission specialist Ariel “Tarzan” Sexton grappled his way into the Semi-Finals of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix after submitting former ONE World Title contender Amir Khan of Singapore with a rear-naked choke in the third round. Sexton managed to survive a number of precarious situations and remained relentless in his pursuit to take the action to the ground. Early in the third round, Sexton easily took Khan down and immediately fastened the submission to force Khan to tap.

Official results for ONE: CALL TO GREATNESS

  1. Flyweight bout: Rudy Agustian defeats Khon Sichan by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:14 minutes of round 1
  2. Women’s Strawweight bout: Ayaka Miura defeats Laura Balin by Submission (Americana) at 1:13 minutes of round 1
  3. Bantamweight bout: Masakazu Imanari defeats Kwon Won Il by Submission (Heel Hook) at 0:53 minutes of round 1
  4. ONE Super Series Kickboxing Lightweight bout: Regian Eersel defeats Anthony Njokuani by Knockout (KO) at 1:03 minutes of round 2
  5. ONE Super Series Kickboxing Bantamweight bout: Zhang Chenglong defeats Kong Sambo by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds
  6. ONE Super Series Kickboxing Flyweight bout: Petchdam Petchyindee Academy defeats Masahide Kudo by Knockout (KO) at 0:35 minutes of round 2
  7. Catch Weight bout (56.9kgs): Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke defeats Jeremy Miado by TKO (Strikes) at 2:38 minutes of round 2
  8. ONE Super Series Kickboxing Lightweight bout: Nieky Holzken defeats Mustapha Haida by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  9. ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix Quarter-Final bout: Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev defeats Ev Ting by Knockout (KO) at 0:25 minutes of round 1
  10. ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix Quarter-Final bout: Ariel Sexton defeats Amir Khan by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:13 minutes of round 3
  11. ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Championship bout: Stamp Fairtex defeats Janet Todd by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 5 rounds
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