Russian fighter Malykhin knocked out de Ridder and became the ONE FC light heavyweight champion
MOSCOW, 3 Dec — Russian MMA fighter Anatoly Malykhin declassed Rainier de Ridder from the Netherlands and became the owner of two belts in the Japanese league ONE FC.
In the main event of the tournament, held in the Philippines, Malykhin knocked out his opponent at the end of the first round and became the undisputed light heavyweight champion of the promotion. In addition, the domestic athlete is the interim heavyweight champion of ONE FC.
Thanks to this success, Malykhin maintained a perfect record (11 wins in 11 fights). For de Ridder, this defeat was the first in 17 bouts. He continues to hold the middleweight title.