Watch: Reinier De Ridder Extends His Win Streak to 16 With a Slick Submission Win Over Vitaly Bigdash ONE 159

Published 07/22/2022, 3:59 PM EDT

Fans were treated to an epic contest at ONE 159. While the fight card had some epic bouts, the main event between Reinier De Ridder and Vitaly Bigdash served as a perfect ending. De Ridder once again proved to the world why he is rightfully the ONE Middleweight champion of the world. The 205-pound king defeated Bigdash in the first round.

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The fight started off with De Ridder shooting in for a takedown. During this, Bigdash had a hold of his opponent’s neck. Initially, it looked as if the Russian had sunk a tight guillotine.

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However, the 205-pound champion of ONE Championship worked his way out of the hold. The two fighters had a couple of grappling exchanges. Eventually, De Ridder submitted Bigdash via an inverted triangle.

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Reinier De Ridder has cemented his position as champion in the middleweight division of ONE Championship. ‘The Dutch Knight’ has now taken his win streak to 16 with this submission victory.

Fans react to Reinier De Ridder vs Vitaly Bigdash

The fight between Reinier De Ridder and Vitaly Bigdash proved to be an entertaining bout. Fans were left in awe by the performance of ONE Championship middleweight champion De Ridder.

A user spoke about the insanity of this fight between De Ridder and Vitaly Bigdash.

Another user was very appreciative of De Ridder’s performance. There is no doubt that The Dutch Knight has conquered the hearts of MMA fans around the world with 16 consecutive wins.

And Still the One Middleweight Champion of the World Reinier DeRidder,” concluded a user. 

A user tweeted, “Inverted triangle choke by The Champion Reinier de Ridder he choked out Vitaly Bigdash #ONE159″ 

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One fan labeled De Ridder’s submission slick. “#ONE159 Replay: Reinier de Ridder hits the slick inverted triangle to choke his opponent unconscious #ONEChampionship159,” wrote the user. 

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This fight between De Ridder vs Bigdash seemed to excite ONE Championship fans around the world. With 16 consecutive wins and belts in two divisions, it will be interesting to see who Reinier De Ridder faces next.

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What are your thoughts on this fight between De Ridder vs Bigdash? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Varun Bhat

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Varun Anand Bhat is an MMA writer at EssentiallySports. Not only does he train in MMA but he is also a certified judge, which gives him valuable insight while writing content. The fight between Conor Mcgregor & Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 was responsible for making him interested in the sport of MMA.

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