Regian Eersel won the inaugural ONE Championship Lightweight Kickboxing Title with a unanimous five-round decision over Nieky Holzken Friday in Singapore.
The two Dutchmen clashed on the ONE: Enter the Dragon event promoted by ONE Championship.
Holzken seemed to have the edge in round one, but Eersel became more aggressive. Eersel applied pressure to the veteran and wore Holzken down with knees to the body and forward pressure. By round three, Holzken’s workrate noticeably slowed as Eersel advanced. Eersel scored a knockdown in the fourth round with a knee to the head. Holzken landed a nice high kick with around 20 seconds in the last round, but couldn’t land a follow up shot to change the outcome.
It’s a huge victory for Eersel, who is also a champion in the Lion Fight organization.
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