ONE: Roots of Honor live results and highlights – Nguyen, Pacio deliver stunning KOs

Martin Nguyen, Narantungalag Jadambaa, Roots of Honor
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On Friday, ONE Championship returned to The Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines with the stacked ONE: Roots of Honor card.

This card was topped by a featherweight title fight between long absent champion Martin Nguyen and former champion Narantungalag Jadambaa, one of the most experienced veterans on the ONE roster.

The ONE: Roots of Honor card also featured a second title fight, as Team Lakay product Joshua Pacio looked to reclaim the strawweight title from the man he recently lost it to, Japan’s Yosuke Saruta.

The card also featured the final bout of the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix — the bout that would produce the next opponent for Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson — as Tatsumitsu Wada battled wrestling specialist  Gustavo Balart.

Elsewhere on the card, we saw appearances from top talents like James Nakashima, Luis “Sapo” Santos, Leandro Issa, Edward Kelly and Anderson “Braddock” Silva.

Here are the full results from this morning’s ONE: Roots of Honor card:

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Main Card

Martin Nguyen knocks out Narantungalag Jadambaa with a flying knee in the second round to defend the ONE Featherweight World Championship.

Joshua Pacio knocks out Yosuke Saruta at 2:43 of round four to reclaim the ONE Strawweight World Championship

Tatsumitsu Wada defeats Gustavo Balart via unanimous decision (ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix quarter-final, meets Demetrious Johnson in Semi Finals): 

Leandro Issa defeats Fu Chang Xin via armbar at 3:03 of round one (mixed martial arts – 68-kilogram catch weight)

Andrei Stoica defeats Ibrahim El Bouni via unanimous decision (ONE Super Series kickboxing – light heavyweight)

James Nakashima defeated Luis Santos via TKO at 56 seconds of round two (mixed martial arts – welterweight)

Edward Kelly defeats Sung Jong Lee via TKO at 2:51 of round two (mixed martial arts – featherweight)

Anderson Silva knocks out Andre Meunier via knockout at of 1:14 round one (ONE Super Series kickboxing – heavyweight)

Preliminary Card

Kwon Won Il knocks out Eric Kelly at 19 seconds of round one (mixed martial arts – featherweight)

Saemapetch Fairtex defeats Ognjen Topic via majority decision (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – bantamweight)

Xie Bin defeats Ahmad Qais Jasoor via D’Arce choke at 2:27 of round two (mixed martial arts – bantamweight)

Niko Soe defeats Eko Roni Saputra via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 3:03 of round one (mixed martial arts – flyweight)

Lerdsila Phuket Top Team defeats Kohei “Momotaro” Kodera via unanimous decision (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – flyweight)

Bi Nguyen defeats Dwi Ani Retno Wulan via TKO at 3:55 of round one (mixed martial arts – women’s atomweight)

Ramon Gonzales submits Akihiro Fujisawa via guillotine choke at 1:19 of round one (mixed martial arts – flyweight)

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 4/12/2019.