ONE Fight Night 11 | All Fight Highlights
[embedded content]Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion Regian Eersel also impressed the hard-swinging heavyweight, as he proved stepping onto ONE’s global stage is a difficult task for debuting opposition.“[Menshikov] had to warm himself up first – take some lower ranking fights, and then go and fight for the belt. He was nervous. You could see that he couldn’t handle his nerves.
AND STILL 🏆🏆 Regian Eersel SHUTS DOWN Dmitry Menshikov IN 46 SECONDS
[embedded content]One of the first showings that captured his attention came from fellow Russian Mansur Malachiev. The Dagestani grappler defeated rising star Jeremy Miado and threw his name into the mix at strawweight, where Malykhin believes he’ll have an immediate impact.But it was not only his fellow countryman that excited the two-division king. ONE Lightweight“He was knocked down by his opponent at the beginning of the fight. It was a very dangerous moment, for sure. His strength is his fighting IQ. He is a very smart fighter.Ahead of his heavyweight unification bout on June 23 against Arjan Bhullar, Malykhin wanted prospective contenders to learn from Menshikov before stepping up onto the global stage.Freymanov, a top contender in the featherweight division, survived an early scare from Shinechagtga Zoltsetseg before rallying to finish the match in the first round. One huge reason Malykhin believes a World Title is in his future is the ability to overcome adversity.“He has some light injuries, but I think he will be back on track soon, and after one or two more fights, he will fight for the belt.”“Ilya is the next champion. He was a little bit too relaxed during the first minute of the bout. But then he came back, won the fight, and took home a US,000 bonus,” the two-division World Champion said.“I believe he will fight for the belt soon. He was able to put the strawweight division on notice. A win is always a great statement.”
“It was a wonderful fight! Once again, Malachiev proved that Dagestan wrestling carries a lot of weight, and everyone should take it seriously. It was a great debut. What more do you need,” Malykhin asked ONE Championship.Another Russian, Ilya Freymanov, also lifted “Sladkiy” to his feet.