Alexis Nicolas Dethrones Two-Sport King Regian Eersel To Capture ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Championship

In the heart of Bangkok, Thailand, the historic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium played host to a night of electrifying kickboxing as ONE Championship held ONE Fight Night 21: Eersel vs. Nicolas. The event was highlighted by a clash for the ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title, featuring some of the best strikers in the game.

At the evening’s peak, Alexis “Barboza” Nicolas delivered a stunning upset, toppling the dual-discipline titan Regian “The Immortal” Eersel to claim the championship belt. The battle commenced with both fighters exchanging blows with ease, but the momentum shifted dramatically in the second round when Nicolas floored Eersel with a formidable overhand right. Despite the knockdown, Eersel displayed remarkable resilience, battling through the subsequent rounds with fierce determination.

The intensity surged in the third round, with Eersel advancing aggressively, only to be met with Nicolas’s rapid-fire punches. The final round was a testament to both fighters’ skill and heart, culminating in a unanimous decision victory for Nicolas, who ended Eersel’s remarkable 22-fight win streak with his precise and impactful striking.

The co-main event saw Tye Ruotolo, the reigning ONE Welterweight Submission Grappling World Champion, defending his title against the formidable Izaak Michell. Michell initially dominated with his powerful wrestling, grounding the young American champion. However, Ruotolo’s ingenuity on the mat shone through as he executed a flawless sweep to gain control and eventually secure a victory with a modified rear-naked choke, reinforcing his status as a grappling prodigy.

ONE Championship’s collaboration with renowned brands such as Stage Front VIP, Monster Energy, TUMI, and Fairtex, added an extra layer of glamour to the event, ensuring the fighters and their prowess were celebrated both inside the ring and out.

For more detailed fight recaps and results, ONE Championship’s official site remains the go-to resource. The partnership with TUMI underscored the event’s prestige, with the winners receiving their World Title belts amidst the grandeur befitting true martial arts champions.

ONE Fight Night 21: Eersel vs. Nicolas Complete Results

Alexis Nicolas defeats Regian Eersel via unanimous decision to claim the ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title

Tye Ruotolo defeats Izaak Michell via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:43 of a single round to retain the ONE Welterweight Submission Grappling World Title

Suablack Tor Pran49 defeats Vladimir Kuzmin via unanimous decision (Muay Thai – catchweight 146.5 lbs)

Ben Tynan defeats Duke Didier via TKO (referee stoppage – ground-and-pound) at 2:36 of round one (MMA – heavyweight)

Denis Puric defeats Jacob Smith via unanimous decision (Muay Thai – flyweight)

Kade Ruotolo defeats Francisco Lo via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:48 of a single round (submission grappling – catchweight 180 lbs)

Dedduanglek Tded99 defeats Taiki Naito via unanimous decision (kickboxing – catchweight 136 lbs) – No KD

Hiroyuki Tetsuka defeats Valmir Da Silva via submission (north-south choke) at 3:34 of round two (MMA – welterweight)

Songchainoi Kiatsongrit defeats Nicolas Leite Silva via unanimous decision (Muay Thai – strawweight)

Jeremy Pacatiw defeats Wang Shuo via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:07 of round one (MMA – bantamweight)