Silva dethrones Naito as Brazilian is new ONE strawweight champ

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Alex Silva lands a punch on Yoshitaka Naito as he became the new ONE Strawweight Champion at ONE: Warriors of the World. Photo from ONE Championship.BANGKOK — Alex Silva meant business when he stepped inside the cage and at the end of the night, he emerged as the new strawweight Champion after dethroning Yoshitaka Naito in the main event of ONE: Warriors of the World Saturday at Impact Arena here.The Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert showcased his improved striking game, keeping the match on a vertical base as the reigning champion desperately tried to take the fight on the ground.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Silva (7-1) annexed his winning streak to six straight wins, as Naito (12-1) bowed for the first time in his professional MMA career.“I feel like a dream. If it’s a dream, please don’t wake me up,” said Silva.READ: Filipinos falter at ONE: Warriors of the WorldMeanwhile, Rasul Yakhyaev (11-6) earned himself a title shot against featherweight and lightweight Champion Martin Nguyen after he edged hometown bet Shannon Wiratchai (8-2) by unanimous decision in the co-main event.After a largely uneventful first round, the Russian contender solved the puzzle that was Wiratchai as he had a counter for every shot the Thai threw.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Though Wiratchai made a last-gasp attempt as he fired away with a flurry of strikes late in the third round, Yakhyaev proved to be the steadier fighter to eke out the win.Youth prevailed over experience as Christian Lee (8-1) pulled off a masterful win over 40-year-old Kotetsu Boku (26-12-2) with a first round knockout.The Singaporean prodigy caught the Japanese veteran with a German suplex before he unloaded a barrage of strikes to win the bout at the 3:23 mark of the opening round.Riku Shibuya (14-4-2) also silenced the home crowd as he made Thai strawweight contender Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (8-3) submit to his guillotine choke at the 2:36 mark of the first round.Filipinos failed to end the year on a high note as all four fighters, bannered by Team Lakay’s April Osenio, suffered defeats in their respective matches.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Though Naito found a second wind late, Silva just had enough to deny the Japanese and inflict the former its first defeat.Alex Silva is the new @ONEChampionship Strawweight Champion! pic.twitter.com/mNJR7SDzUWFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) December 9, 2017 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Filipinos falter at ONE: Warriors of the World View commentslast_img