Thanh Le just took home the interim ONE Championship featherweight MMA title after submitting Ilya Freymanov with a slick heel hook in the main event of ONE Fight Night 15 on October 6th, 2023. This wasn’t the only grappling highlight from the event either, as Mikey Musumeci submitted Shinya Aoki with an Aoki lock earlier in the night as well. This was the final fight of the night though and naturally the fans in attendance had been looking forward to watching two of the best featherweight MMA fighters on the planet battle it out.
They didn’t get much of a battle though, as the fight was over and done with in just a little over one minute of the very first round. Thanh Le spent the first 30 seconds of his fight at ONE Fight Night 15 by finding his range on the feet before he pressured forward with a few strikes. Freymanov went for a double-leg in return and transitioned to the back when Le resisted, but Le countered with a beautiful roll underneath him in order to get to his legs. He pulled his leg over to the other side and into 50/50, while Freymanov stood up and tried to run away.
Le did a fantastic job of keeping the leg entanglement though and Freymanov looked to be in deep trouble as he leaned onto the ropes to get his balance. Freymanov backstepped and tried to escape by getting his trapped leg to the other side, but Le pulled it back over again. Freymanov stood up again and tried to run away, but it just gave Le the opportunity to turn into backside 50/50 and expose the heel even easier. Le powered through the heel hook for the finish, forcing Freymanov to tap and earning himself the promotion’s interim featherweight MMA title.
ONE Fight Night 15 Full Results
Thanh Le defeats Ilya Freymanov via Submission – Heel Hook (Round 1, 1:02)
Le becomes the interim ONE Championship Featherweight MMA World Champion
Jonathan Di Bella defeats Danial Williams via Decision – Unanimous (Round 5, 3:00)
Di Bella becomes the ONE Championship Strawweight Kickboxing World Champion
Tawanchai P.K.Saenchai defeats Jo Nattawutvia Decision – Unanimous (Round 3, 5:00)
Joshua Pacio defeats Mansur Malachiev via Decision – Unanimous (Round 3, 5:00)
Zhang Lipeng defeats Timofey Nastyukhin via TKO – Punches (Round 1, 3:18)
Hu Yong defeats Eko Roni Saputra via TKO – Punches (Round 1, 1:03)
Phetjeeja Lukjaoporongtom defeats Celest Hansen via TKO – Doctor Stoppage (Round 3, 1:01)
Hiroyuki Tetsuka defeats Jin Tae-Ho via Submission – Armbar (Round 1, 4:45)
Shakir Al-Tekreeti defeats Bampara Kouyate via Decision – Unanimous (Round 3, 3:00)
The full event replay of ONE Fight Night 15, including Thanh Le winning the interim featherweight MMA title, has been uploaded to the promotion’s official YouTube channel: