After months of trying to find a suitable challenger for ONE World Heavyweight Champion Brandon Vera, a competitor finally emerged on Saturday evening.
Brazilian heavyweight Alexandre Machado has been named as the number one contender for Vera’s crown, after making Cameroonian Alain “The Panther” Ngalani quit at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China.
The Panther’s power was in full display all throughout the first round of the bout, and was only stopped by the ground game of the Brazilian jiujitsu expert. During the final 40 seconds of the round, Ngalani, who defeated former URCC Heavyweight Champion Igor Subora last November, was able get around Machado, and showered him with hammerfists. However, Machado defended well, eventually rocking Ngalani with a combination to close out the round.
Ngalani, battered and tired, almost did not get up from his stool during the round interval. When he did, the Brazilian dragged down the Hong Kong resident. As he was taken down, the Cameroonian immediately tapped out even before Machado landed a punch.
With the win, Machado (8-2) will now face Filipino-American Brandon Vera for the ONE World Heavyweight Champion as the main event of ONE Championship’s Manila show on December 2, 2016, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Thompson, Amer, Jalalon give pros and cons of NCAA FSA ban
Chooks 3×3 ‘bent’ on pushing through for OQT, says Eric Altamirano
Bachmann says PBA targeting 2021 start date for 3×3
Nico Salva wonders why Aaron Black did not get heavy minutes in Ateneo
Ateneo commit Yana Bautista, 17, passes away due to COVID-19
Veteran volleyball coach Ron Dulay, 48, passes away
ABS-CBN lets go of S+A team
UAAP grants ‘super seniors’ one more year
UAAP fetes gen champs, athlete-scholars, honors MVPs, second sem athletes
Chooks-to-Go donates 5,000 pcs of dressed chicken to CESAFI
Barangay Ginebra reunite in SMC HQ, pack PPEs for frontliners
Makati survives Ablaza injury, San Juan to force MPBL North Game Three
- FEU4 days ago
Pocholo Bugas goes pro, signs with United City
- Basketball2 days ago
Glen Rice believes Allan Caidic in line with Larry Bird, Steph Curry
- Basketball4 days ago
Chot Reyes on what Gilas’ style was under him: ‘Bara bara Pilipinas’
- ADMU4 days ago
Tab Baldwin on Dwight Ramos: ‘He has across the board impact in a game’