suplex KO ! Xuewen Peng KOs Phat Soda (ONE) https://t.co/bHJvipkd6L2017-11-10 11:10:22
The opening bout of ONE Championship's Legends of the World event at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila on Friday got the card off to a thunderous start.
Xuewen Peng and Phat Soda entered with 0-1 records, but Peng quickly put the first checkmark in his win column with a brutal German suplex.
Brock Lesnar would be proud.
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Scary win by Peng. He KO'd Soda with a nasty suplex in the 1sr round. Soda was stretchered out. #ONEChampionship | via @dggasgo2017-11-10 11:53:48
Soda hit the canvas right on the back of his head, and Peng floated over to take his back. Soda went flat while Peng sunk in a rear-naked choke after the emphatic impact of the suplex. The referee stepped in to stop the contest, and it was officially ruled a knockout.
Per Dennis Gasgonia of ABS-CBN Sports, Soda was stretchered out of the cage following the conclusion of the fight.
Peng, a Chinese national wrestling champion, sent a message to the ONE Championship strawweight division with the dominant outing.