The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), made its first appearance at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila in 2020 with ONE: FIRE & FURY. Once again, the absolute best in world-class martial arts talent came out to showcase their incredible skills.
In the main event, reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio of the Philippines survived the methodical grappling of former ONE World Champion Alex “Little Rock” Silva of Brazil to win by razor-thin split decision after five rounds.
Silva would spend the majority of the contest hunting Pacio for the takedown, at times pulling guard to bring matters to the ground where he held the advantage. Pacio, however, would exhibit stellar submission defense, and often was able to get back up to his feet. In the standup, Pacio shined, peppering Silva with pinpoint accurate combinations. In the end, Pacio did just enough to earn the decision on the scorecards.
In the co-main event of the evening, the Netherlands’ Pieter “The Archangel” Buist shocked the partisan Filipino crowd as he defeated 2-time ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang after three rounds of a close battle. Buist’s length proved problematic early for Folayang, as the Filipino found difficulty in gauging his opponent’s range. Action was fierce by the second round, and Buist was starting to hit the mark. “The Archangel” connected on a thudding head kick in the final round, visibly stunning Folayang. In the end, two of three judges saw the bout in favor of Buist who took home a split decision for his efforts.
Official results for ONE: FIRE & FURY
ONE Strawweight World Championship: Joshua Pacio defeats Alex Silva by Split Decision (SD) after 5 rounds
Mixed Martial Arts Lightweight: Pieter Buist defeats Eduard Folayang by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds
Mixed Martial Arts Flyweight: Danny Kingad defeats Xie Wei by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Muay Thai Flyweight: Petchdam Petchyindee Academy defeats Momotaro by Majority Decision (MD) after 3 rounds
Mixed Martial Arts Bantamweight: Shoko Sato defeats Kwon Won Il by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:05 minutes of round 1
Mixed Martial Arts Flyweight: Tatsumitsu Wada defeats Ivanildo Delfino by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Muay Thai Atomweight: Anne Line Hogstad defeats Alma Juniku by Majority Decision (MD) after 3 rounds
Mixed Martial Arts Strawweight: Lito Adiwang defeats Pongsiri Mitsatit by Submission (Kimura) at 3:02 minutes of round 1
Mixed Martial Arts Atomweight: Gina Iniong defeats Asha Roka by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Muay Thai Bantamweight: Rodlek PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym defeats Chris Shaw by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Mixed Martial Arts Atomweight: Jomary Torres vs Jenny Huang – No Contest due to accidental strikes (NC)