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Japan’s Masakazu Imanari beats Singapore’s Radeem Rahman via omoplata at ‘ONE: Pursuit of Greatness’ in Myanmar

Masakazu Imanari, Radeem Rahman

Masakazu Imanari, Radeem Rahman

Masakazu “Ashikan Judan” Imanari, 42, of Japan  only needed 83 seconds to submit Radeem Rahman, 31, of Singapore with a crushing armbar at “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness.” The Japanese submission specialist put on a grappling clinic in front of a predominantly Burmese crowd at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on October 26, 2018.

In the seventh bout of “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness,” Imanari and Rahman competed in a catch weight of 67kg. It did not take long for the Japanese fighter to impose his will on his Singaporean opponent, bringing the action to the ground with the intent to end the bout with an omoplata.

After Rahman managed to shrug off the aforementioned submission hold, Imanari quickly transitioned into armbar, forcing the Singaporean contender to wave the white flag. This marked the Japanese mixed martial arts veteran’s 26th career win by way of submission.

“ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” was the second ONE Championship event in Myanmar in 2018. Here are the official results:

  1. Flyweight bout: Rudy Agustian defeats Kaji Ebin by Submission (Americana) at 4:01 minutes of round 1
  2. Bantamweight bout: Ahmad Qais Jasoor defeats Ma Xu Dong by Knockout (KO) at 2:16 minutes of round 2
  3. ONE Super Series Kickboxing Flyweight bout: Josh Tonna defeats Joseph Lasiri by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  4. Welterweight bout: Luis Santos defeats Daichi Abe by Knockout (KO) at 0:33 minutes of round 1
  5. Flyweight bout: Ye Thway Ne defeats Mite Yine by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  6. ONE Super Series Kickboxing Bantamweight bout: Han Zi Hao defeats Ryan Jakiri by Knockout (KO) at 1:39 minutes of round 1
  7. Catch Weight bout (67.0kgs): Masakazu Imanari defeats Radeem Rahman by Submission (Armbar) at 1:23 minutes of round 1
  8. ONE Super Series Light Heavyweight Kickboxing bout: Tarik Khbabez defeats Ibrahim El Bouni by TKO at 2:26 minutes of round 3
  9. Featherweight bout: Keanu Subba defeats Phoe Thaw by Submission (Guillotine) at 2:47 minutes of round 1
  10. ONE Middleweight World Championship bout: Aung La N Sang defeats Mohammad Karaki by TKO (Strikes) at 2:21 minutes of round 1

Watch all the “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” bouts here:

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