ONE FC 13: Oishi KO's Banario again to retain title, Colossa wins against Fodor

Koji Oishi KO's Honario Banario in ONE FC 13

Koji Oishi silenced the home crowd by proving that his first win against Honorio Banario ain't no fluke


The Moment of Truth had came for Oishi to show the world that his knockout victory which dethroned Banario wasn't a lucky punch, and he did, convincingly and impressively. After the boring action-less opening round, the Japanese found his range and almost knocked out the former champ twice in the second round before finally finishing him off for good in round 3 with a powerful right hook to the head. The Filipino went out cold quite similarly to the last occasion, the only difference was that he was already out before the followup punches came. Oishi gets to keep his Featherweight Title belt and was the first ever ONE FC champion to successfully defend his championship title. I bet top title contender Eric Kelly is watching very closely.


Vuyusile Colossa gets decision victory against Caros Fodor, dedicates win to the late Nelson Mandela


MMA fighter Colossa pays tribute to Nelson Mandela in ONE FC 13

If the event wasn't held in the Philippines, this bout may have been the co-main event. I mean come on, Colossa has beaten former champ Boku in ONE FC: Champions & Warriors, and on this night, he was up against a former UFC fighter. So to me, at least, this was the real co-main event. The South African walked out to the national anthem of his country as a tribute to the great late legend, Nelson Mandela, who passed away a day before. If I was there at the MOA Arena in Manila last night, I would've given my standing ovation to that.

Fodor kicked off the bout by being very aggressive, he pushed forward in all 3 rounds with combinations after combinations but unfortunately he ran out of gas in the last one where Colossa took advantage landed plenty of damaging significant elbow and knee strikes on the clinch, earning him the decision that he could probably have easily lost if they followed UFC round-by-round scoring system. During his post-fight interview, Colossa said he dedicates this win to Nelson Mandela and the brothers and sisters in South Africa, and hopes to face Shinya Aoki next for the Lightweight Championship. I'd definitely want to see that happening.

ONE FC: Moment of Truth - OFFICIAL RESULTS


MAIN CARD

Featherweight Championship: Koji Oishi def. Honorio Banario | KO (punch) | 1:43 R3
Bantamweight: Kevin Belingon def. David Aranda | KO (punch) | 2:53 R1
Lightweight: Eduard Folayang def. Vincent Latoel | Unanimous Decision | 3 rounds
Lightweight: Vuyisile Colossa def. Caros Fodor | Unanimous Decision | 3 rounds
Flyweight: Geje Eustaquio def. Eugene Toquero | Unanimous Decision | 3 rounds
Bantamweight: Dae Hwan Kim def. Thanh Vu | Submission (rear-naked choke) | 4:10 R2
Heavyweight: Paul Cheng def. Alain Ngalani | Submission (Strikes) | 4:54 R1

UNDERCARD

Bantamweight: Koetsu Okazaki def. Joshua Alvarez | Submission (rear-naked choke) | 3:13 R2
Flyweight: Ruel Catalan def. Khim Dima | TKO (ground strikes) | 3:35 R1
Featherweight: Herbert Burns def. Edward Kelly | Submission (rear-naked choke) | 0:44 R1


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