Surinamese and Dutch world champion Regian Iersel has always been known as a mental and methodical fighter, but he recently added a ‘knockout artist’ to his already impressive resume.

It’s something he said he works on a lot in training to enhance his skills and stay ahead of the competition. This momentum has reaped Regian Eersel huge rewards as each of his last two fights have come by knockouts in his favour.

The most recent one took place on June 9 at ONE Fight Night 11 on Prime Video, where the ONE World Lightweight Champion successfully defended his title in just 46 seconds into the fight.

Regian Eersel KO’d rival Dmitry Menshikov with a left hand grazing that sent the Russian to the plate. Following up on a straight right knee and a plane, he threw “The Immortal.”

Dmitry Menshikov tried to stand up after being knocked down by Regian Ercel. As he was able to get up, it was evident that he could no longer continue as he was still dizzy from the blow he had taken, forcing the referee to dispose of the match.

It was the second win by KO for the ONE Light Heavyweight Champion of the World after finishing in the fourth round of Thai rival Sinsamut Klinmee via a rigid body launch in March.

During a post-fight interview after winning ONE Fight Night 11, Regian Eersel shared to commentator Mitch Chilson that solid finishes are something he consciously incorporates into his game.

Khaled said:

The return of “The Immortal”. I think I want more finishes on my record. So, even in training, I try to dazzle and punch very hard.”

Aside from retaining his lightweight Muay Thai gold, the win also preserved Ercel’s status as a single world two-sport champion as he is also the reigning kickboxing king in the division.

Replay of ONE Fight Night 11 is available for free on Amazon Prime in North America.


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