A slam takedown late in the second round probably told Ariel Sexton all he needed to know heading into the third against Amir Khan.
Sexton (13-4) took Khan (11-5) down in the final 10 seconds of the second round at ONE Championship 90, and when Khan got back to his feet, Sexton launched him in the air for a slam right at the horn. It was a sign, perhaps, that Khan was out of gas. So early in the third, Sexton got Khan to the canvas, locked in a rear-naked choke, and put Khan away at the 1:13 mark of the frame.
The fight was an opening-round bout in ONE Championship’s ongoing lightweight tournament. With the win, Sexton advanced into the semifinals and a matchup against Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev, who stopped Ev Ting in just 25 seconds in the semifinal bout just before Sexton’s win.
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