Anatoly Malykhin officially established himself a Heavyweight title contender with a stunning first round knockout victory over Iranian Superstar Amir Aliakbari at ONE Revolution, which took place in Friday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Malykhin scored a highlight reel knockout of the Heavyweight contender making himself a challenger for the title held by Arjan Bhullar. The fight started out with Malykhin faking a punch for a leg kicks and then went into land punches on the Aliakbari, which landed flush on his chin.
ONE Revolution Full Fight Card Results
Aliakbari used brute force in his next move, pushing the incoming Russian away as he rushed to connect his punches on the rather reluctant Iranian. Malykhin went again to land a big punch Aliakbari the moved his head and the punch landed straight to his chin.
The punch from Malykhin ignited tension in the Iranian, who shifted backwards and tried his best to avoid being cooped, however another right sent him to the canvas. Malykhin tried mounting on Aliakbari but the Iranian snuck his way back to his feet.
Aliakbari was then slow with Malykhin grabbing his head and arms, the Russian connected multiple knees to the head and by the time Aliakbari freed himself, he was no longer giving an offence. Seeing the Russian coming he, mustered his last resort, a big right hand that motivated the Russian, who then landed a big right that wobbled him again.
A left hook was enough to send the Iranian crumbling to the canvas with his arms up and mouth open before the referee Olivier Coste intercepted to ended the fight at exactly 2:57 of round one.
Malykhin improved his flawless record to 10 – 0 and is presently next in line to face reigning heavyweight champion Arjan Bhullar according to ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.