PH bet Donayre taps out, loses to Singaporean in ONE
SINGAPORE — Singapore’s Amir Khan beat Filipino bet Vaughn Donayre in his own game, winning by submission in their lightweight duel in ONE: Defending Honor Friday before a packed Singapore Indoor Stadium crowd here.
Already the better striker, Khan showed his ground game and after multiple tries, pulled off a rear naked choke against a visibly exhausted Donayre in the 2:22 mark of the third round.
The hometown fans erupted the moment Donayre tapped out but the celebration could’ve easily been a heartbreak moments earlier when Khan barely survived a kimura late in the second round.
“He locked in the kimura and I felt like I’m gonna die,” said Khan.
The 37-year-old Donayre was a late replacement to Samir Mrabet, who got injured two weeks before the fight.
Donayre has now lost his fourth straight fight.
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