At the Impact Arena in 2023, ONE Championship (ONE) kicked out the new year with a bang by hosting ONE Fight Night 6: Superbon vs Allazov, a fight that featured a thrilling battle. The event featured three World Title fights, with the pound-for-pound best strikers competing for the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Title.
Chingiz Allazov, the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Champion and top-ranked contender stunned the world by knocking out Superbon Singha Mawynn to win the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Title.
Allazov pushed Superbon back in the first round with quick and forceful combinations while the Thai superstar searched for openings. Every blow that Superbon threw, “Chinga” countered. After outworking the defending monarch in the first round, the Azerbaijani-Belarusian sniper enhanced his production in the second frame with more ferocious boxing.
Amid the second round, Allazov floored Superbon with a monstrous right hand. He then followed up with another right hand, which put his opponent on the canvas again. A last right hand abruptly finished the fight, rendering Superbon unconscious and propelling “Chinga” to the divisional king.
Thai striker Superlek Kiatmoo9 defeated Daniel Puertas of Spain to win the vacant ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Title in the co-main event. Puertas initiated the fight with aggression, while Superlek chose his positions. In the third round, “The Kicking Machine” increased the pace by punching Puertas along the Circle Wall. Superlek had a yellow card in the fifth round for excessive gripping, but he finished the fight strongly to earn the unanimous decision and the gold title.
Mikey Musumeci retained the ONE Flyweight Submission Grappling World Championship by dominating elite Mongolian sambo expert Gantumur Bayanduuren in the other co-main event. Early in the match, “Darth Rigatoni” secured a leg hold on Bayanduuren and maintained it for practically the entirety of the bout. Musumeci maintained steady pressure on the Mongolian’s ankle and knee joints while the Mongolian resisted tapping out. Ultimately, the defending monarch retained his throne with a unanimous decision triumph.
Fans were taken aback when former ONE World Champion Aung La N Sang knocked out veteran Brazilian heavyweight Gilberto Galvao in a dramatic fashion. “The Burmese Python” withstood an early onslaught from his opponent by protecting and counterattacking with pinpoint accuracy. “Giba” was injured by a couple of short elbows in the clinch, and Aung La N Sang followed him to the mat with strong ground and pound. The 37-year-old gained the TKO victory after delivering a sequence of devastating right punches.
Rodtang Jitmuangnon, a local star and the current ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion, cruised to a victory over Jiduo Yibu, a kickboxer from China, in an almost faultless performance. The “Iron Man” was initially powerful and aggressive, bringing the battle to Jiduo. In the opening round, he scored a knockdown, but the Chinese striker was able to recover. The Thai firecracker continued to push the pace until the final bell, earning a unanimous decision victory and staking his claim for an upcoming ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Title challenge.
Stamp Fairtex, a former ONE Atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion, competed against adolescent phenom Anna “Supergirl” Jaroonsak in a strawweight kickboxing match. It was a close fight, with both women hitting clean, effective blows. “Supergirl” utilised her size advantage from the opening bell, applying pressure to Stamp. The Fairtex boxer performed her best job in the fourth round, landing numerous punch combos on “Supergirl.” In the end, the judges awarded the fight to Stamp via split decision.
In his comeback to mixed martial arts competition, former ONE World Title challenger Garry Tonon earned a victory over American countryman Johnny Nunez in a featherweight matchup. Tonon began a kimura sweep on the ground after a brief exchange of the feet between the two of them. On the mat, the BJJ great successfully finished the submission, which resulted in Nunez tapping out.
In the first bout of the evening, the veteran Japanese boxer Shoko Sato defeated the dangerous South Korean attacker Kim Jae Woong by a majority decision. The first half of the competition was marked by a systematic approach from both competitors, but the activity ramped up in the second half. In the end, all three judges gave Sato the victory.
Chingiz Allazov (US$50,000), Aung La N Sang (US$50,000), and Stamp Fairtex (US$50,000) were the recipients of performance bonuses.