Joshua Pacio turned in a dominant performance to submit Rene Catalan in the second round of their main event to retain his ONE strawweight title.
In the main event of ONE: Masters of Fate, Pacio survived an early submission scare from Catalan to impose his will on the ground.
Early in the second, Pacio stuffed a takedown from Catalan and worked his way into mount, before securing a masterful arm-triangle choke, leaving the challenger with no choice but to tap out.
Former lightweight champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang returned to form and earned a technical decision win over Mongolia’s Amarsanaa “Spear” Tsogookhuu, after an unintentional clash of heads brought the bout to an abrupt end.
Folayang was on fire in the opening round, turning up the aggression with his strikes. A collision of heads midway into the second round was ruled as an unintentional foul, leading to a technical decision being made, which went in favor of the Filipino martial arts hero.
The wins continued for Team Lakay as former flyweight champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio barged back into the win column with a thrilling knockout victory over Finland’s Toni Tauru.
In the first round, it looked as if Tauru was going to pick up an early submission win, but Eustaquio survived getting his back taken and proceeded to turn the tide in his favor.
Eustaquio rallied in the second round by using his superior striking to do significant damage.
The former flyweight king finished things off in the third round with a spinning back kick to the midsection that sent Tauru crashing to the mat for the highlight-reel stoppage win.
Official results ONE: Masters of Fate
Strawweight World Title
Joshua Pacio def. Rene Catalan
Submission at 2:29 of R2
Eduard Folayang def. Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu
Muay Thai Catchweight (68.0 KG)
Sangmanee Sathian Muaythai def. Azize Hlali
Geje Eustaquio def. Toni Tauru
Knockout (KO) at 2:11 of R3
Stamp Fairtex def. Bi Nguyen
Li Kai Wen def. Paul Lumihi
Knockout (KO) at 2:39 of R1
Yoshitaka Naito def. Pongsiri Mitsatit
Muay Thai Bantamweight
Kongsak PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym def. Han Zi Hao
Robin Catalan def. Gustavo Balart
Knockout (KO) at 4:43 of R2
Muay Thai Bantamweight
Tukkatatong Petpayathai def. Hiroaki Suzuki
Kim Jae Woong def. Rafael Nunes
TKO (Strikes) at 0:38 of R3
Kim Kyu Sung def. Akihiro Fujisawa
Knockout at 1:08 of R1
Roshan Mainam def. Khon Shichan
Submission (armlock) at 3:22 of R1