Jonathan Di Bella claimed the vacant ONE strawweight kickboxing title at ONE 162 Friday.
Di Bella downed Zhang Peimian in the main event via decision. The event took place from Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Di Bella came out of the gates firing, putting the pressure on Zhang who retreated toward the Circle Wall. As the undefeated Italian-Canadian star pressed on, “Fighting Rooster” opted to lay back and counter, attacking with a myriad of leg kicks. However, Di Bella blitzed Zhang with quick and powerful punching combinations to keep the Chinese fighter honest.
In the co-main event, Reece McLauren bested Windson Ramos. Constantin Rusu and Gustafo Balait were other winners.
ONE 162 Results
Kickboxing – Strawweight: Jonathan Di Bella def. Zhang Peimian via Unanimous Decision
MMA – Flyweight: Reece McLaren def. Windson Ramos via TKO at 5:00 of R2
Kickboxing – Catchweight (173.25 lbs): Constantin Rusu def. Islam Murtazaev via Unanimous Decision
MMA – Catchweight (130.75 lbs): Gustavo Balart def. Alex Silva via Split Decision
Muay Thai – Featherweight: Jimmy Vienot def. Niclas Larsen via Unanimous Decision
MMA – Flyweight: Eko Roni Saputra def. Yodkaikaew Fairtex via Submission (Heel Hook) at 2:16 of R1
MMA – Bantamweight: Artem Belakh def. Leandro Issa via Unanimous Decision
Muay Thai – Catchweight (137.5 lbs): Denis Puric def. Tagir Khalilov via Unanimous Decision
MMA – Welterweight: Ruslan Emilbek Uulu def. Ben Wilhelm via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:58 of R1