By The Numbers: One Championship Champions

By: Brian Knapp
May 26, 2021


Ten of the most accomplished mixed martial artists on the planet occupy the 11 spots in One Championship’s pantheon of titleholders. They range in age from early 20s to early 40s and represent seven different countries: Canada, the Netherlands, Brazil, the United States, Kyrgyzstan, China and the Philippines. Together, they form the backbone of the Singapore-based organization.

As the power brokers of One Championship await their next assignments, a look at some of the numbers they have compiled to this point:

41: Years of age for bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes. The oldest titlist on the One Championship roster, he was born on March 30, 1980 in Manaus, Brazil.

1,846: Days spent by Angela Lee as reigning atomweight titlist. She captured the inaugural 115-pound crown with a five-round unanimous decision over Mei Yamaguchi at One Championship “Ascent to Power” on May 6, 2016. Lee has since retained the title on four different occasions.

9: Submission victories on the Reinier de Ridder resume, accounting for 64% of his career total (14). His methods of choice: four rear-naked chokes, two armbars, one triangle choke, one arm-triangle choke and one brabo choke. The reigning middleweight and light heavyweight titleholder owns three other victories by knockout or technical knockout and two more by decision.

5: Countries in which strawweight champion Joshua Pacio has plied his trade as a mixed martial artist. He has gone 14-0 in his native Philippines, 1-1 in China, 1-0 in Thailand, 0-1 in Myanmar and 0-1 in Indonesia.

11: Thanh Le wins by knockout or technical knockout, accounting for 92% of the featherweight titlist’s career total (12). His list of victims includes Martin Nguyen, Kotetsu Boku, Yusup Saadulaev, Bobby Moffett, Lazar Stojadinovic and Josh Quayhagen. Le owns one other win by submission.

2: Sub-minute stoppage victories to Kiamrian Abbasov’s credit. The current One Championship welterweight titleholder was awarded a 58-second technical knockout over Vyacheslav Pervel in March 2014 and knocked out Aibek Aibek Uulu with a slam in 53 seconds three months later. Both bouts took place under the auspices of the Er-Taymash Kulatuu promotion.

50: Seconds needed by women’s strawweight champion Jingnan Xiong to submit Inna Hutsal with an armbar at Kunlun Fight 9 on Aug. 31, 2014. Having occurred in Xiong’s pro debut, it remains the fastest finish of her 17-fight career.

4: Organizations in which heavyweight titlist Arjan Singh Bhullar has competed as a professional mixed martial artist. He has gone 4-0 in the Battlefield Fight League, 3-1 in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, 2-0 in One Championship and 2-0 in Hard Knocks Fighting Championship.

6: First-round finishes on the Adriano Moraes ledger. Two of them have taken place in One Championship, where the flyweight titleholder submitted Eugene Toquero with a brabo choke in 4:53 at “Union of Warriors” on March 18, 2016 and tapped Danny Kingad with a rear-naked choke in 4:45 at “Legends of the World” on Nov. 10, 2017.

22: Years of age for lightweight champion Christian Lee. The youngest champion on the One Championship roster, he was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 21, 1998.

.870: Cumulative winning percentage between the 10 titlists in One Championship. They own a combined record of 160-24. Fernandes sports the most victories (24) while sharing the distinction with Abbasov of being saddled with the most losses (four).
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