By: Chris Taylor
It took only a minute for Phil Baroni to put away Rodrigo Ribeiro at ONE FC 5 on Friday. The referee was forced to put a stop to the match due to some brutal soccer kicks delivered by the “New York Bad Ass”.
Baroni opened the match by landing a hard right hand that wobbled Ribeiro and had him immediately diving desperately for takedowns. The AKA product was able to negate the attempted takedowns from Ribeiro by displaying a good sprawl and utilizing a front head lock.
Ribeiro was unable to produce any offense and soon found himself on his back and pitted up against the fence. The end came soon after as Baroni unloaded with soccer kicks from the standing position. Ribeiro turtled up prompting referee Yuji Shimada to stop the bout.
With the win, Baroni snaps his two-fight losing streak and brings his professional MMA record to 15-15. He is now 1-1 under the ONE FC banner.Tags: ONE FC 5, Phil Baroni, Rodrigo Ribeiro