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ONE: Shanghai: Kingdom’s Eh loses to Yan on points

In one of the most exciting matchups of the evening at ONE: Shanghai, Cambodian Kun Khmer kickboxer Eh Ya Nut and Chinese former WBC International boxing champion Xu Chun Yan put on a spectacular showcase of aggression to the roar of a packed crowd on Saturday night as the two competitors engaged in a skirmish from the opening moments of their strawweight contest.

Although known for her boxing background, Xu flaunted her solid ground game to pacify her Cambodian opponent’s firepower in the stand-up trade, wearing down Eh to record a decisive victory by way of a unanimous decision.

In the main event, reigning ONE welterweight champion Ben “Funky” Askren of the United States easily took care of Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam of Sweden, taking his younger foe down to the mat at will with his world-class wrestling and finishing him with a volley of punches.

On the mat, the former US Olympian secured a mount position and relentlessly pounded on the Swedish striker to compel veteran referee Yuji Shimada to halt the action in the second round.

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