ONE Championship 130: Fists of Fury 2 Expert Analysis

ONE Championship 130: Fists of Fury 2 Expert Analysis

Written by on February 25, 2021

As always, it’s another busy week in the world of MMA and we have you covered with all that is going on. For the purposes of this piece, though, we are going to jump ahead and take a look next weekend. The ONE Championship is following up their Fists of Fury event, which goes this weekend, with another one on Friday, March 5. The event is in Singapore and has an early 6 AM start, just in case you are thinking about going with PPV. There are 6 fights on the main card, so let’s jump right in and then you can plan up your bets against their MMA odds.

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Mark Abelardo Vs Emilio Urrutia

The main card begins with a Featherweight bout and a pair of fighters looking for a reversal of fortune. Abelardo has lost back-to-back fights and 2 of his last 3. He is 19-8 overall in his pro career and 4-3 when fighting with ONE. Urrutia is in even worse form, losing 3 in a row, with all of those losses coming inside the distance. I think he makes it all the way to the end this time, but I think the outcome will be the same, as I like Abelardo for the win.

Roshan Mainam Vs Aziz Calim

Next up is a Bantamweight bout between a pair of fighters who are still relatively new to the professional game. Mainam is 5-2 in his pro career and is on a modest 2-fight win streak, although he has won 4 of his last 5. Since winning his first two fights as a pro, Calim has been unable to string together consecutive wins on his way to a 5-4 record. I believe he is in for another loss here, so I am taking Mainam via submission.

Yoshiki Nakahara Vs Rusian Emilbek

It’s a Lightweight bout next, with one of the fighters moving to a different weight division and looking to maintain an unbeaten record. Rusian Emilbek is currently 12-0 in his pro career and is moving away from Featherweight for this one. He is not going to have it easy against Nakahara, who, while coming off a loss, is still an impressive 15-2 in his pro career. This looks like a solid match-up and one that will go the distance. I am on Emilbek to get the job done.

Ryogo Takahashi Vs Kai Tang

It’s a Lightweight bout again featuring a pair of fighters hovering around the top 10 in the weight class I their respective regions. Takahashi comes in with a 14-4 record after bouncing back with a KO win after taking a loss that broke an 8-fight win streak. Tang is on a roll of his own after winning 6-straight fights to take his career mark to 11-2. 4 of those 6 wins came inside the distance and I like him to keep his streak alive with a KO win.

Anatoly Malykhin Vs Alexandre Machado

The co-main event of the night is a Heavyweight bout between a pair of fighters with some serious stopping power. Malykhin is an absolute beast who is looking to take his record to 9-0 with a win in this one. This is a fighter who has made a habit of winning early in his fights. Machado comes in with a 9-3 pro mark, but those 3 losses have come in his last 5 fights. You have to like Malykhin for the KO win.

Amir Aliakbari Vs Ji Won Kang

We close the night out with another Heavyweight bout that I think might be over quite quickly. Aliakbari is 10-1 in his pro career and is on a 5-fight win streak, with 4 of those bouts failing to go beyond the first round. Kang has had 4 pro fights in his career and has finished them all in the opening round to put together a perfect record. I don’t see any way this one goes the distance, and I have Aliakbari getting the win.