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Regian Eersel knocked out Dmitry Menshikov in 46 seconds, which left Chatri Sityodtong astounded.


Chatri Sityodtong has seen a lot of amazing knockouts take place under the ONE Championship banner, but he confesses that Regian Eersel’s 46-second blitzing of Dmitry Menshikov took him off guard. Chatri Sityodtong has seen a lot of insane knockouts take place under the ONE Championship banner.

In the aftermath of the exciting ONE Fight Night 11 event, which took place at Lumpinee Stadium over the weekend, Sityodtong revealed that he knew Eersel was capable of finishing the Russian debutant, but he assumed it would happen in the championship rounds. The event was hosted by ONE Championship.

In an interview with Nic Atkin of the South China Morning Post, the Chairman and CEO of ONE stated:

“I most certainly did not anticipate a knockout in just 46 seconds. My guess was that we would find out in the third or fourth round. Before being able to finish him off, Regian would need to wear him down and neutralize his knockout ability. My initial thoughts were that this was the more likely outcome. It’s unbelievable, that’s for sure.”
Watch the complete interview with the top honcho of ONE down below:

Sityodtong’s supposition was not completely out of the realm of possibility when one considers Eersel’s body of work in promotion headquartered in Singapore.

The world champion in two different combat sports, Muay Thai and kickboxing, has been undefeated in all 10 of his battles that have taken place inside the ring. In addition, Eersel has not experienced a loss since 2016, and he extended his insane winning run to 22 victories by knocking out Menshikov in less than one minute.

On the other hand, “The Immortal” is better recognized for his systematic precision, which allows him to frequently outpoint his opponents in five-round battles.

The Dutch-Surinamese technician, on the other hand, expressed his need to relive his glory days as a younger man, when he often defeated his opponents with ease.

Due to the fact that Eersel has now secured a finish in each of his most recent two defenses of his Muay Thai world title, it would appear that his killer instinct is as strong as it has ever been.

Before he knocked Menshikov off balance with that magnificent left cross, he put an end to his competition with Sinsamut Kilnmee by delivering a pinpoint liver shot that caused him to fall to the ground.

Those in the United States and Canada who have a subscription to Prime Video are able to rewatch Eersel’s most recent triumph, which took place at ONE Fight Night 11, at no additional cost.

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