ONE Championship 97 Results: Yoshihiro Akiyama Returns with Decision Defeat

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ONE Championship returned to Shanghai, China this morning, with Yoshihiro Akiyama returning to make his promotional debut, taking on Agilan Thani.

After four years of inactivity, Akiyama performed impressively but was unable to score the win, dropping a decision to Thani. That defeat makes it two straight for Akiyama, with the fan favorite winning just one of his last seven outings. 

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Full results for the event can be found below:

Prelims

Phoe Thaw defeated Victorio Senduk via 1st Round TKO (4:17)

Itsuki Hirata defeated Angelie Sabanal via 1st Round Submission (Americana - 2:59)

Chang Min Yoon defeated Trestle Tan via 1st Round TKO (4:05) 

Niu Kang Kang defeated Eric Kelly via Unanimous Decision 

Fan Rong defeated Sherif Mohamed via 2nd Round TKO (3:50) 

Chen Lei defeated Anthony Engelen via Unanimous Decision

Main Card

Reinier de Ridder defeated Gilberto Galvao via 2nd Round Submission (Knees - 0:57)

Koyomi Matsushima defeated Won Il Kwon via Unanimous Decision

Agilan Thani defeated Yoshihiro Akiyama via Unanimous Decision

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