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ONE Championship 32 results: Vitaly Bigdash rallies to KO Igor Svirid, capture middleweight title

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Vitaly Bigdash pulled off the comeback of a lifetime Friday in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. The undefeated Russian rallied from several near knockouts to defeat Igor Svirid and capture the ONE middleweight title in the dramatic main event of ONE 32: Tigers of Asia.
The fight couldn’t have started worse for Bigdash (8-0), who ate huge punches from the opening horn and hit the floor multiple times, including one knockdown from a clubbing Svirid right hand that nearly put the 31-year-old away. Bigdash survived though, and turned the tide late in the first round when he floored an overanxious Svirid (10-2) with a nasty knee to the jaw.
Bigdash lunged onto a rear-naked choke attempt and nearly ended the fight before Svirid could be saved by the bell. But it was a small mercy. Just 36 seconds into round two, Bigdash dropped Svirid with a scorching straight right, then pounced to secure the TKO.
“I know he is a very good fighter, a strong fighter, but I just wanted to go with the flow,” Bigdash said. With the victory, Bigdash is crowned the new ONE middleweight champion.
In the night’s co-main event, Malaysian darling Ann Osman (3-2) suffered a surprising knockout loss at the hands ….View original article