Video: Halil Amir makes Timofey Nastyukhin do the splits with savage knockout in ONE debut


Halil Amir had a ONE Championship debut to remember.

An undefeated 28-year-old fighting out of Turkey, Amir (8-0) demolished top welterweight contender Timofey Nastyukhin with a savage barrage of punches early in the second round at ONE on Prime Video 2, which took place Friday night at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. After a competitive opening round, Amir blasted Nastyukhin with a hard right hook that put the veteran on wobbly legs, then pounced with a flurry of punches that effectively forced Nastyukhin to do the splits and prompted referee Herb Dean to intervene.

The official time of the stoppage came at :58 of Round 2.

Watch replay of Amir’s fight-ending sequence above and below.

“It doesn’t matter for me, I will knock everyone out who is in front of me,” Amir said afterward through a translator.

Nastyukhin (14-7) is best known for his 2019 knockout of former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. With his performance on Friday, he’s now lost three straight bouts in the ONE Championship cage.

Check out complete ONE on Prime Video 2 results here.



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