Regian Eersel remained ONE lightweight kickboxing champion at ONE: Winter Warriors.
Eersel defended his title with a split decision victory over Islam Murtazaev.
Eersel came alive in the third, as he pressured an exhausted Murtazaev along the Circle Wall. The championship rounds then saw the Dutch-Surinamese striker establish himself even further, as he eked out a close victory, extended his winning streak to 18, and moved to 6-0 in ONE.
In the co-main event, No. 2-ranked atomweight contender Stamp Fairtex submitted No. 4 -ranked Ritu Phogat in the second round to win the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix Championship. Phogat was aggressive with her takedowns early, closing the distance on Stamp, who attacked with kicks from range.
However, the former ONE Atomweight Muay Thai and Kickboxing World Champion showcased great takedown defense, preventing Phogat from advancing her positions. In the second round, Stamp locked in a triangle choke after Phogat took her to the mat. She then quickly transitioned to an armbar, which forced the tap at the 2:14 mark.
Official Results for ONE: WINTER WARRIORS
Kickboxing – Lightweight: Regian Eersel def. Islam Murtazaev via Split DecisionMMA – Atomweight: Stamp Fairtex def. Ritu Phogat via Submission (Armbar) at 2:14 of R2 Kickboxing – Bantamweight: Hiroki Akimoto def. Qiu Jianliang via Unanimous Decision MMA – Lightweight: Dagi Arslanaliev def. Timofey Nastyukhin via TKO at 0:49 of R3 MMA – Heavyweight: Buchecha def. Kang Ji Won via Submission (Rear-naked Choke) at 2:27 of R1 MMA – Flyweight: Yuya Wakamatsu def. Hu Yong via Unanimous Decision