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ONE FC: Wiratchai & Chilson Bout Declared A No Contest

Wiratchai originally declared winner against Chilson during match after referee stop match because Chilson could not properly defend himself

ONE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP™ RULES THE BOUT BETWEEN SHANNON WIRATCHAI AND MITCH CHILSON A NO CONTEST DUE TO ILLEGAL KICK AND EARLY STOPPAGE BY REFEREE MORITAKA OSHIRO

04 September 2012 – Singapore: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC) announced today that the bout that took place on 31 August 2012 at ONE FC: PRIDE OF A NATION in the Philippines between Shannon Wiratchai and Mitch Chilson has been ruled a no contest after a thorough review by ONE FC Officials. Shannon Wiratchai’s record will now officially be recorded as two wins and one no contest and Mitch Chilson’s will officially be recorded as three wins, one loss and one no contest.

Wiratchai lands a deadly kick on Chilson before he became grounded

After a thorough review of the match, ONE FC Officials have decided that Wiratchai landed an illegal leg kick to a grounded Chilson in round two and referee Moritaka Oshiro incorrectly stopped the fight as he determined at that point that Chilson could not properly defend himself. This win for Wiratchai has now been reversed and this fight will now be officially ruled as a no contest.

Referee Moritaka Oshiro explaining why he stopped the match to Chilson while Wiratchai kneeling from most probably apologizing to Chilson for the soccer kick earlier

Also, earlier this week ONE FC announced that it will adopt full PRIDE rules for soccer kicks, eliminating the open attack signal from the referee. All soccer kicks to a grounded opponent are now legal at all times. This decision was made to prevent any future confusion for fighters when delivering kicks to grounded opponents.

For more updates, log on to www.ONEFC.com

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This press release was provided by One FC.  Photos are mine by Teddy Bear Photography

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  • daveFL

    I’m a bit confused, so they declared the kick illegal because he was grounded and then declared that it’s now legal to kick a grounded opponent?

  • tedclaudio

    DaveFL, it is illegal in One FC MMA rules to kick your opponent head when he is down/grounded in the floor. During the 2nd round Wiratchai through series of punches and kicks put his opponent to the ground. While the opponent was ground on the floor he kicked his head. That is illegal but was not seen by the referee that time. The match was stopped because the opponent was already down and could not defend himself anymore. Few days later, they reviewed the video and they found out about the illegal kick so it was declared no contest.

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