MANILA – Filipino mixed martial arts fighter Mark Abelardo returned to his winning ways in style, knocking out American opponent Emilio Urrutia at ONE: Fists of Fury 2 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
In a showdown that was only aired on Friday night, Abelardo showed his striking prowess late into Round 1 and eventually finished off Urrutia in the second round.
After what seemed like an even showing from both fighters early into Round 1, Abelardo landed a series of elbow strikes that rocked Urrutia.
Urrutia survived the first round but come Round 2, Abelardo knocked him out with a right hook, prompting the referee to stop the contest at the 3:25 mark.
Abelardo bounced from back-to-back losses and moved up to 20-8 overall.
Urrutia, on the other hand, lost for the fourth straight time and slipped to 11-8. (PNA)