ONE FC crowned their inaugural featherweight champion in Honorio Banario. He defeated Eric Kelly after a punch to the head in the opening minute of the fourth round. The championship headlined the 10 fight card.
Also on the show, Thanh Vu advanced to the semifinals of the bantamweight grand-prix with a first round TKO win. Melvin Yeoh won in the quarterfinals of the featherweight tournament opening round. Jian Kai Chee also advanced in the featherweight tournament, but needed the judges for the decision.
ONE FC 7: Return of Warriors streamed in North America at 6 a.m. ET on the promotion’s official website, with the first two fights being free. The show came from the Putra Indoor Stadium in Malaysia.
The following is the results from the February 2 event.
Honorio Banario def. Eric Kelly via TKO at 1:01 of Round 4 for the inaugural featherweight title
Shinichi Kojima def. Rey Docyogen via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:47 of Round 2
Lowen Tynanes def. Vuyisile Colossa via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:37 of Round 3
Peter Davis def. Leo Krishna via TKO (doctor’s stoppage due to cut) at 2:01 of Round 1
Adam Kayoom def. Zuli Silawanto via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:41 of Round 1
Thanh Vu def. Ryan Diaz via TKO (punches) at 1:03 of Round 1 in the bantamweight grand-prix quarterfinal
Melvin Yeoh def. Raymond Tiew via submission (triangle choke) at 3:29 of Round 2 in the Malaysian featherweight tournament opening round
Jian Kai Chee def. A.J. Lias Mansor via unanimous decision in Malaysian featherweight tournament opening round
Saiful Merican def. Gianni Subba via submission (armbar) at 4:08 of Round 2
Jake Butler def. Antoni Romulo via TKO (strikes) at 2:36 of Round 1