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PH bet Donayre taps out, loses to Singaporean in ONE

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PH bet Donayre taps out, loses to Singaporean in ONE

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 11:26 PM November 11, 2016
Filipino MMA bet Vaughn Donayre vs Singaporean fighter Amir Khan in a ONE Championship bout. PHOTO from ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

Filipino MMA bet Vaughn Donayre vs Singaporean fighter Amir Khan in a ONE Championship bout. PHOTO from ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

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.

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“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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