ONE on Prime Video 3: Shamil Gasanov remains unbeaten with quick tap out of Kim Jae Woong

Shamil Gasanov vs. Kim Jae Woong [Photo Credits: ONE Championship]
Shamil Gasanov vs. Kim Jae Woong [Photo Credits: ONE Championship]

Undefeated Russian featherweight Shamil Gasanov made his ONE Championship debut, opening the ONE on Prime Video 3 main card on Friday night against No.2-ranked featherweight contender Kim Jae Woong.

The event took place at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Kim faced a tough task, taking on the 12-0 Gasanov. With an incredible eight submissions in his professional MMA career, Gasanov looked to make a memorable impression on ONE fans watching around the world on Amazon Prime Video.

Both fighters came out for the contest, looking to size up one another. 90 seconds later, Gasonov shot in for a takedown, slamming Kim to the mat and immediately taking his back.

From there, it was just a matter of seconds before the Russian debutante locked his arm under the chin of Kim, forcing the tap out at 2:09 of the very first round.

Gasanov was nothing short of spectacular in his ONE Championship debut. He appeared to be very light on his feet and more than capable of holding his own while standing, but as is the case with many Russian fighters, they prefer to play on the ground and they do it very well.

With a dominant win over the No.2 ranked featherweight, Shamil Gasanov will no doubt have a number next to his name come next week.

Shamil Gasanov scores a $50,000 bonus for his quick submission of Kim Jae Woong

Following his epic ONE Championship debut at ONE on Prime Video 3, Shamil Gasanov was joined by Mitch Chilson inside the circle to talk about his dominant victory over Kim Jae Woong.

Asked how he felt about his performance, Gasanov said:

“Everybody smash! Everywhere! Just give me five minutes. That’s all I need.”

Asked if he envisioned dominating the No. 2 ranked featherweight in the division, Gasanov revealed that his brother had issued him a unique challenge prior to stepping inside the circle on Friday night:

“My brother is here. You said you have two minutes. If you don’t submit him in two minutes, you will walk back home.”

Shamil Gasanov didn’t quite hit the two-minute mark, submitting Kim Jae Woong at 2:09 of the first round, but perhaps his brother will show a little mercy after finding out that Gasanov’s performance earned him a $50,000 bonus from the ONE Championship CEO.

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