The Tiger Muay Thai rep excelled in his ONE Championship debut and disposed of Ivan Parshikov with punches in the third round of their 148-pound ONE Friday Fights 51 catchweight showcase on Friday at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. Tilenov (6-1, 1-0 ONE) drew the curtain 2:07 into Round 3, as he rebounded from a June 24 submission defeat to Sundet Aitkulov.
Parshikov (11-5, 3-2 ONE) controlled the first round with repeated takedowns, steady ground-and-pound and bulletproof submission defense. However, his gas tank could not withstand the workload. Tilenov worked in concert with fatigue in Round 2, connected with a few spinning back elbows on the feet, sprawled into top position and eventually mounted the fading Russian twice. Parshikov survived but had nothing left for the third round. Tilenov followed an uppercut into half guard and unleashed punches, hammerfists and elbows, forcing his spent opponent to turtle. More punches followed, prompting the stoppage.
Meanwhile, the unbeaten Adilet Alimbek Uulu put away South Korean teenager Kyu Jun Cho with a neck crank in the second round of their featherweight feature. Cho (3-1, 0-1 ONE) raised the white flag of surrender 3:55 into Round 2, suffering his first setback as a pro.
Uulu (5-0, 1-0 ONE) wore down his counterpart with merciless pressure and repeated takedowns throughout a frenetic first five minutes. In fact, Cho, 18, collapsed in his corner from exhaustion between rounds, resulting in his being admonished by referee Mohamad Sulaiman. He enjoyed a brief second wind in the middle stanza but yielded top position to Uulu and ultimately broke. The Kyrgyzstani “Tiger” climbed to full mount, progressed to the back and cinched the neck crank after a brief struggle.
The 21-year-old Uulu has finished all five of his opponents.
In other action, Rambolek Chor Ajalaboon swept the scorecards from Soner Sen in their bantamweight muay thai headliner; George Jarvis walked away from his lightweight muay thai co-main event with a split decision over Mustafa Al-Tekreeti; Wanpadej Looksuan chopped down Petphadan Jitmuangnon with a brutal overhand right 2:59 into the third round of their 138-pound catchweight muay thai pairing; Peyman Zolfaghari powered his way to a unanimous verdict over Petnamkhong Mongkolpet in a catchweight muay thai attraction at 122 pounds; Punmongkol Sor Mongkolkarnchang earned split scorecards against Jomjai Naksugym in a 124-pound catchweight muay thai altercation; Junior Fairtex laid claim to a unanimous decision over Angela Change in a women’s atomweight muay thai scrap; Avatar PK Saenchai cut down Antar Kacem with a knee strike to the solar plexus 1:48 into the third round of their bantamweight muay thai encounter; Mohammed Boutasaa eked out a split decision over Dimtry Changelia in a three-round featherweight kickboxing affair; Temirlan Bekmurzaev was awarded a unanimous verdict against Masahito Okuyama in a catchweight kickboxing battle at 138 pounds; and Tomoki Sato took a unanimous decision from Chusuan Chumaroonfarm in a 138-pound catchweight muay thai clash.